Blue Fin (AYCE)

March 13th, 2010. Blue Fin All-You-Can-Eat Buffet!  

blue fin
blue fin

 

blue fin
blue fin
  Henry convinced me that Family Day is more important than Bible study.  God, I hope you remember that..LOL!  Well…that, and Mom tempted me with the promise of upscale seafood AYCE at Blue Fin…so, yeah…. how could I say no???! 
 
 We stopped by at Seattle Premium Outlet, ate at Blue Fin, Shopped at Alderwood Mall, had MacDonalds, and stopped by at Seattle Premium Outlet again: that’s right, we covered all our bases 

 

blue fin
blue fin
Anyways, the much awaited All-You-Can-Eat lunch at Blue Fin!  Of course, being me, I looked up the website and reviews and yes, it seemed quite promising!  And I wasn’t disappointed!  When we got there it was not super busy, but by the time we started eating and when we were done the place was packed!!  Funny thing that you don’t see in Vancouver: hispanic guys rolling your sushi.  That’s right, most of the sushimen at Blue Fin were NOT asian.  Now normally this would be a red flag.  No, I’m not discriminatnig..but it’s the equivalent to an Asian guy making your food at a Mexican joint: how credible is that at first glance?

blue fin
blue fin

  It’s located on the outskirts (?) of Seattle at Northgate Mall and is apparantly run by Koreans, so the salads and sides have a definite Korean spin.  The rolls are all made right before your eyes, food refills were timed well, and there was a hot food station as well as a small, but ample, dessert station! 

blue fin
blue fin

As you can see from the pictures, the rolls actually look pretty decent. there’s lots of variety (not just your standard filler california rolls!) and the raw fish looks fresh!  It was a huge bonus that the food actually was fresh and you could see it being made.  And they don’t just serve the cheapest stuff on a Japanese menu.  But yeah..the egg drop soup…pretty gross. Seriously, don’t eat it!  The tempura items were varied, if not a bit standard, and the Korean Galbi (short-ribs) were actually quite flavorful and tender.  Bonus! 

blue fin
blue fin

The real attraction though?  The fact that they have a little cotton candy maker.  If you know me….you know I can never pass up cotton candy!  Anyways, there’s a cotton candy attendant who stands and twirls out cotton candy for the diners.  Oh, and they have pumpkin pie in their selection of mini cakes and pies. SCORE!! I didn’t have room for any, but apparantly the vanilla soft serve was so amazing that my mom went for seconds even though she complained of being too full and ruining her diet!  Mom says it’s super soft and super yummy!

I have to say…we stuffed ourselves silly!  Happy Tummy~!!!

 

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