We visited The Buddha on a Friday night, and it was really hard to get a table in this busy local Chinese restaurant. We met a couple of friends who are lucky enough to live locally to this gem of Andover.

We had chosen to eat from the All You Can Eat Menu which, on a Friday night, is £16.80 a head.

We immediately had a chat with manager extraordinaire, Joseph, and were shown to our table, where our drinks’ order was taken by one of the waiters, who appeared with them moments later, along with a huge basket of prawn crackers and some sweet chilli dipping sauce.

We chose our starters and relaxed back a little with our drinks, Tiger Beers for the boys as is tradition on a visit to The Buddha.

Our starters arrived. We had chosen Crispy Seaweed, Mussels in Black Bean sauce, Barbecue Spare Ribs in BBQ sauce, Satay Chicken, Spring Rolls and vegetable rolls.

The starters are all cooked fresh to order and the staff are attentive to topping up drinks and clearing away plates from the table.

Crispy Duck is one of the favourite points of any visit. Juicy duck packed in a pancake with the much loved crispy bits and fresh vegetables – yummy!

The duck arrived and, to be honest, I was already full by this point. I had 2 small pancakes, but couldn’t eat any more. However, the pancakes were polished off, so much so that we needed more.

The only problem we always have, when we come to The Buddha, is that we love the starters and duck courses so much that we never have any room for the main courses, but that’s okay, as we never feel cheated by the ‘All you can Eat’ deal, and we always leave with full, satisfied tummies.

After the duck was finished and cleared away, we chose a handful of main courses, but we all really only managed a few spoonfuls of anything and really were just eating for the sake of it.

This is definitely worth a visit, either for lunch, dinner or a takeaway!

You can contact The Buddha by visiting their website here: www.buddha-andover.co.uk

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