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What's your favorite NCL buffet item/option?

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Who's got a favorite?

 

I ask because we recently completed a cruise and my wife got the same thing EVERY time we went to the buffet...she hit up the individual fresh pasta skillet area and combined alfredo and meat sauce with rigatoni.  Every single trip.  

 

I started thinking about my favorite...and I think I got white rice more often than anything else, then found and Indian, Asian, American sauced entrée to plop on top.  good times!

 

(I must admit smoked salmon is my alltime favorite cruise buffet item but I've been seeing that considerably less often lately)

 

 

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I love the Asian noodles, they have them every day at lunch and dinner from what I remember.  I also love the grilled shrimp skewers if/when they have those.

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Indian cuisine options

 

Hand dipped ice cream

 

Oatmeal cookies late night or mid afternoon

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For breakfast, it is hands down the CRISPY Bacon! I love soooo much that they have a specific tray labeled "Crispy Bacon". Why would anyone choose the non-crispy bacon? I love to put sausage gravy on my crispy bacon.

 

Otherwise, my go-to foods are the hot dogs with chili and whatever the Indian options are from the "Tastes of Asia" buffet.

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7 minutes ago, JJAuckland said:

The crepes are a winner with me...as long as the queue is small....:-)

 

I was going to say the exact same thing.  I like pineapple fillings.  

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Fresh made omelettes and non crispy bacon...

 

oh and all the varieties of eggs Benedict along with the roasted half tomatoes..

Edited by PTC DAWG

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crepes by all means! And don't let the person who is making them put the toppings on your crepe. They overdo it A LOT. I get a plain crepe and add a little bit of apricot jam. DH and DS prefer nutella on theirs.

 

There was NO salmon at the buffet on Jade.

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I absolutely love the Pretzel Rolls (think a sandwich roll that looks like a big pretzel and tastes like one too!) and usually have a couple each day. It really helps with the hangover! 

 

My husband loves the nachos. That nasty fake cheese is something he never ever gets anywhere else. He lives off the nachos when he is on the ship. 

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22 minutes ago, Sweetnspicy said:

I absolutely love the Pretzel Rolls (think a sandwich roll that looks like a big pretzel and tastes like one too!) and usually have a couple each day. It really helps with the hangover! 

 

My husband loves the nachos. That nasty fake cheese is something he never ever gets anywhere else. He lives off the nachos when he is on the ship. 

 

I just wish the Prezel Rolls were warm or we had a way to warm them up... come to think of it - I never tried toasting them. hmmmm

 

+1 for the nachos! I have to get at least a small amount of those nachos each time I go to the buffet.

 

And of course the omelet breakfasts! jalapeno, onions, mushrooms with salsa on top! yum yum yum!

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I love the pretzel rolls and sticks.  The chilled fruit soup and banana bread are my very favorite but on our last cruise I didn't see much of either.  Husband loves the crepes!  

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Pretzel rolls and sticks were my favorite. I even had a ziploc bag to take one back to the cabin to have in the evening. I also loved the crispy bacon. I'm with @JamieLogical, I can't imagine choosing non-crispy bacon. I also enjoyed the made to order pasta and had it many times during the week.

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22 minutes ago, VirginiaIsForCruisers said:

Pretzel rolls and sticks were my favorite. I even had a ziploc bag to take one back to the cabin to have in the evening. I also loved the crispy bacon. I'm with @JamieLogical, I can't imagine choosing non-crispy bacon. I also enjoyed the made to order pasta and had it many times during the week.

Soft bacon fat rules too...

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I liked the carved whole Hunan roast duck on Asian night; the chilled shrimp and mussels on the half shell with cocktail sauce on seafood night; the whole carved roast hog on a spit one luncheon; the crepes station; and a plate of the soft cheeses with assorted breads each evening. 

Edited by FLAHAM

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/taking notes

 

Now see, this is the thread I need.  There was one a few days ago asking about favorite foods, but almost all answers were in the premium restaurants.  I'm sure there are a ton of good things there, but I'm more interested in what people enjoy that's free.

 

Keep the suggestions coming.  

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I usually eat breakfast late and skip lunch. I love the scones they put out for tea around 3pm. Cream, jam and a scone. Nice snack before a later dinner.

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7 hours ago, lovetrauma said:

Pretzel Rolls and Chocolate Crossisants 

 I second the Chocolate Croissants! I ate them for breakfast every morning on my last cruise.

 

I have to admit that  every time I walk through the buffet I  grab a dessert! My favorites are anything with a custard or pudding consistency. I also like to make a plate with an obscene amount of cheese to snack on while lounging by the pool!

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