Saturday, March 16, 2019

Buddakan

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This is the second Atlantic City Restaurant Week restaurant we had lunch at. Buddakan is located in The Playground at Caesars. It is built on a 900-foot pier over the Atlantic Ocean and offers high end retailers and various restaurants and bars. This was our first trip to Buddakan and the lunch menu was very good.

Buddakan

Sophia and Allen, The Two Frys

Love the decor

Allen with Buddha

Sophia
For our appetizer, we both ordered the chicken and ginger dumplings with seasame soy dipping sauce. For the main course, I ordered the wok cashew chicken with plum wine sauce and Allen got the Asian barbecued pork grilled tenderloin, chinese broccoli, and a giant panko onion ring. For dessert, we got Zen-Ful Donuts, sweet cream, banana and chocolate sauces.

Allen with his dumpling

Chicken and ginger dumplings

Our dumplings

A peek inside a dumpling

Allen:
I had the fresh, savory and authentic Asian dumplings, unlike those fast food types you get when you order takeout. I also enjoyed my entree of barbequed pork on chinese broccoli with a flavorful sweet sauce on the side, and a crispy panko crusted onion ring. The donut dessert was very good, and I loved the banana red bean dipping sauce.

Asian barbequed pork

Allen with his entree

Panko crusted onion ring

Yummy pork

Sophia:
The dumplings were steamed to perfection and the ginger taste was prominent and meshed great with the tender chicken, and the dipping sauce complimented each bite. My main course was the cashew chicken in a plum wine sauce and came with mushrooms, snap peas and broccoli. The mushrooms were lovely and I even gave Allen some to try and he loved them as well. The snap peas and broccoli were cooked just right, not too soft or hard, and the sauce was not overpowering and balanced the dish. They also brought white rice for us to share. The zen-ful donuts were a great dessert to round out this wonderful meal. They were crisy and covered in cinnamon sugar with a yummy cream cheese filling. I opted for the chocolate sauce and enjoyed it immensely.

Sophia and wok cashew chicken

Wok cashew chicken

White rice
Our waiter was very attentive and explained the restaurant set up as it was our first time there and graciously answered our questions. There are different dining areas, a bar, and the central table with the large Buddha statue. This central table is great for a large party of people.

Zen-Ful Donuts

Zen-Ful Donuts, a closer view

My donut drizzled with chocolate sauce

Allen's donut with banana sauce
This place is beautiful and the huge Buddha statue inside with the decor offer a nice ambiance for your dining. We had a great time. It is a great place for a date and we will definitely return. 

Allen with Buddha

Buddha statue

The grand table with Buddha

For further information, visit:
https://buddakanac.com/

-Sophia and Allen/Two Frys

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