10 Great All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants to Try Memorial Day Weekend
Anne Marie Panoringan
Having an urge to eat at an all-you-can-eat restaurant requires a moment of acknowledged truth--the one that happens before you step out of your house, into your car, and seek gluttonous nirvana. It's when you know that you'll be immobile afterwards, laying helplessly on a couch with your arms and legs numb by the fat you just consumed, but feeling un-regretful about what just happened (even if your stomach is currently yelling at you).
Since we've got a long three-day weekend ahead of us, here are the perfect spots for those who don't have any plans and would like to eat a lot. We've got Korean barbecue on here of course, but also other AYCE places that'll give you the same effect.
10. Panda's Mongolian BBQ (Orange)
Here's a cheap buffet option for ya: here, $11 will get you endless plates of stir-fried noodles with a choice of beef, lamb, and pork among others. The experience is almost completely D.I.Y.: you can ask the chef to mix sauces (curry, garlic, and teriyaki are a few) and spices up however you like, and then you simply watch them cook it on a sizzling grill.
3544 E Chapman Ave, Orange, (714) 602-8262; facebook.com/pages/Panda-Mongolian-BBQ
9. Aleppo's Kitchen (Anaheim)
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With nine versions of kibbeh (dough made with ground meat, bulgur, onions, and spices) to show for, it's obvious which Syrian dish is the megastar at Aleppo's Kitchen, which offers a buffet on Fridays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. for $14.95. Even then, their other dishes are worth a mention: kebabs of lamb, beef, and chicken are so juicy they dissolve right when they touch your mouth, and their fatta hummus (chickpeas, tahini, pine nuts, and olive oil) is so hearty you'll want to bring boxes of it home.
513 1/2 S Brookhurst St, Anaheim, (714) 991-5000; facebook.com/AlepposKitchenNext Page
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