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TAINAN DINING FEATURE

FYI SOUTH Magazine, May 2005.

Parris International Seafood Buffet


_Parris International Seafood Buffet
213, SanDuo 3rd Rd., 11F, Kaohsiung City
(Shinkong Mitsukoshi Department Store, 11F)
(07) 332-2929
HoursĄG11:30 am-12 midnight/€È©]
10% service charge; credit cards accepted
www.pariss.com.tw

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By Steven Crook Translated by Annie Liu

When it comes to describing all-you-can-eat restaurants, the word "cornucopia" is very often applied. But in the case of Parris International Seafood Buffet, the term is entirely apt: There's sushi, nigiri, sashimi, seaweed wraps, various species of fish that have been fried, steamed, or grilled, crabs, shellfish, and plenty of non-seafood items--such as duck.


According to members of staff, repeat customers often make a beeline for the crab. As you might expect, some of the most delicious items are not to be found in the buffet, but can be ordered for no extra charge from the chefs. If you're unsure what's available or what's good, just wait a while and see what other people are ordering, then follow suit.


Not everything here was pulled from the ocean or farmed in a pool. For a restaurant that stresses seafood, the non-seafood items are excellent. In this writer's opinion, the ham and pork ribs are among the tastiest things here. Carbohydrates come in the form of fried rice and noodles, and there's no shortage of salad.


Those who like to have a tipple with their meals will enjoy the DIY cocktail bar, where you can help yourself to whiskey, tequila, brandy, gin, and other liquors, plus various juices. If you don't know the recipe for a Bloody Mary, don't despair: Instructions on how to make a dozen or so popular cocktails are posted beside the bar. There are also white and red wines, and a choice of non-alcoholic beverages.


Two non-food factors make this buffet especially enjoyable: The excellent view over downtown Kaohsiung toward Longevity Mountain (the tables closest to the windows fill up fast); and the attentive yet unhurried service. It's easy to spend three hours here.
Arrive between 11:30 a.m. and 1:40 p.m. and you'll pay NT$528; between 1:40 p.m. and 4 p.m. it's NT$438; after 5:30 p.m. the price goes up to NT$628. These are weekday prices; on weekends you'll pay slightly more. Patrons can park for free in the department store's basement.


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