DINING GUIDE: New China Buffet drawing crowds

“Business has been good,” said Juan, waitress/hostess for Hillsboro’s newest downtown restaurant, China Buffet III.

“People here are very nice.”

The restaurant, located at 117 S. Main in Hillsboro, is owned by Qiu of Park City.

It is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

China Buffet I is located in Burlington, and China Buffet II is in Park City.

An “all you can eat” buffet is offered for lunch and dinner customers, who can also choose to order from a menu offering more than 54 Chinese foods.

The lunch buffet is offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $4.99 to adults and $2.99 to children 9 years old and under. Children under 2 are free.

The dinner buffet is available from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for $6.99 to adults and $3.99 to children.

The buffet has General Tso’s Chicken, cashew chicken, sweet and sour shrimp, ginger shrimp, mussels, pepper steak, crab rangoon and chicken wings, just to mention a few of the more than 50 items available.

If you are in a hurry, call-ins are welcome and will be ready when you arrive. Carryout buffet is also available for customers on-the-run.

Some food items include appetizers such as the traditional Chinese egg roll, crab rangoon and chicken on stick.

There are four types of soup listed, one is for those who enjoy the more spicy hot flavor, Hot and Sour Soup.

A choice of seafood with steamed rice includes shrimp, prepared in seven different ways in various sauces and styles.

If you prefer a beef dish, you might try Beef Szechuan style or beef Hunan style.

Mu Shu Pork with four pancakes is a choice for the pork eaters, as well as the traditional sweet and sour pork and roast pork with broccoli.

There are ten different chicken dishes to choose from, with four hot and spicy recipes available.

Customers can also purchase items from a list of 18 lunch specials for $4.10 each.

The Chinese staff at the buffet choose to be identified by English names.

Juan, pronounced “June,” is a waitress/hostess, as is “Helen” and “Becky.”

“We are happy with our business,” Juan said. “We have kept busy since we opened.”

Asked about the move to Hillsboro, Juan said she enjoyed the people here, and that they have been very nice to her and other staff members.

“People here are good,” she said.

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