How to eat in a Buffet Restaurant (especially at Vikings).
1) SURVEY THE AREA
Check all the offerings first. This will help you plan where to start and what food to get first.
2) MAKE A PLAN.
After scouting the area, take mental pictures of what you want and start from there. Make a plan on whether to go section by section or course by course.
3) A LITTLE GOES A LOOOONG WAY
Take small portions of the food you like. Your goal is to taste everything that you think will satisfy your craving.
4) BE CREATIVE
Vikings has create-your-own sections. You can be as creative as you can with the choices that we offer. You can create your own pasta, pizza or hotpot. Or you can pair our cheeses with our selection of wine.
5) SLOW DOWN ON THE OYSTERS
Eating too much oysters may cause stomach problems. 3 ounces of oysters contain 67 milligrams of zinc, and with this quantity, it may trigger gastrointestinal reactions such as vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal cramps. These reactions will usually hit within 3 to 10 hours of consumption and fade away after your zinc level has normalized.
6) LIMIT SASHIMI INTAKE
Sashimi is packed with omega 3 fatty acids, protein and vitamin & minerals. However, certain fish potentially carry a high level of mercury. Eating more than 6 times a week of sashimi could get you enough mercury that would make you sick. You don’t have to cut out sashimi all in all, but it is highly recommended that you limit your intake.
7) RELAX AND ENJOY YOUR STAY
With more than 150 dishes being served everyday, you can try and taste each and every cuisine if you can. Or, you may come back on another day for another sumptuous and filling dining experience.
8) WASH IT DOWN
Drink a glass of water in between meals and wait five minutes before getting more food for better digestion. Then have a second course with cooked veggies, no cheese or sauce. If it’s a little bland for your taste, feel free to add some condiments!
9) FIBER IT UP
Eat a plate full of vegetables before you eat anything else, like a salad with all the radishes, peppers, broccoli, onions, sprouts, olives and chickpeas you want. For dressing, splash on balsamic vinegar and a little olive oil.
10) LESS IS MORE
Eat small portions of things that you think you might like. Don’t overeat.
11) DON’T WASTE
Often times we get more than what we can consume. Most of these leftovers are destined to end up in the trash bin and that’s definitely a waste. Take only what you can finish.