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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Hudson Buffet in Fishkill, NY

If there's one thing I like, it's a good Chinese buffet.  As you know, I love Chinese food.  While what we in America call "Chinese Food" is often nothing like what the Chinese eat themselves - as I understand it, many of them subside on far simpler dishes and even the classic ones made for emperors are different based on American tastes - Chinese food still proves to be delicious, exciting, and for me personally, always a treat.  I could nearly always go for some Chinese, and this brings us to Hudson Buffet.
General Tso's chicken, sweet and sour, teriyaki, green beans and lo mein
General Tso's chicken, Sweet and Sour chicken, Teriyaki Chicken, Green beans and Lo mein!
Hudson Buffet is located in the Fishkill Outlet Village.. or perhaps now it's called the Westage Business Center.  Either way, it's right off of Route 9 in Fishkill, NY and is a stone's throw from I-84, so it's rather easy to get to.  Plenty of parking to boot, which is always a nice thing :)
Chicken and broccoli, General Tso's, Peking Duck, Mushrooms, 3 kinds of sushi, baby clams in black bean sauce and teriyaki chicken!
Chicken and Broccoli, Delicious mushrooms, General Tso's, Peking Duck, Baby clams and 3 types of sushi!
Hudson Buffet is pretty good quality as Chinese buffets go, and it's not priced unreasonably.  Usually the place is packed when we get there, and there's a line outside of the door, and a 15 or so minute wait.. but on this day, we were able to go right in, and we'd say the restaurant was filled to about 70% capacity.  I imagine you could order a singular dish from the menu, but really, who goes to a buffet and orders one dish to chow down on?  You do the buffet!  We sat down, had our drink orders taken, and then were directed to go partake of the buffet.
Two legs of Peking Duck, baby bok choy, and baby clams!
Baby Bok Choy (Shanghai Bok Choy), Baby clams in black bean sauce, and 2 legs of Peking Duck
There is a wide variety of food available at the buffet, really something for everyone.  The selection is mostly Chinese, but they also have sushi and a Mongolian BBQ.  If you've never seen this, it's something tasty to try - you choose your meat and vegetables and they cook the food right in front of you.  There are noodles, rice,  soup, chicken, beef, shrimp and other shellfish, crab legs, and really piles of other foods - we didn't try many of them because there's just so much one can eat at a time!
Chicken in four different chinese styles and four different kinds of sushi!
California Roll, Unagi roll, Vegetable roll, Oshinko Roll, and Chicken 4 ways :)
If Pan-Asian isn't quite your speed but maybe you got dragged to the buffet as part of the group, there's an entire station of what would be called American fare - a Carving station, mashed potatoes, apple pie, corn on the cob, and many others.. again, we didn't really have this because me and the lady like Chinese, but really, there's something for everyone.
Pepper Steak, Mushrooms, Chicken and Broccoli, Teriyaki Chicken, Sushi too!
Pepper Steak, mushrooms, teriyaki chicken, chicken and broccoli, sushi..  so much delicious food!
Did I mention that have Peking duck?  Yes.  Now it's a buffet so it's not 5 star duck - but hey, any duck cooked properly is damn good, and this one doesn't disappoint.  I for one LOVE duck and I relish any opportunity to have it, so this was a welcome surprise for me.
Peking Duck, Baby Bok Choy, and Baby Clams in Black Bean Sauce
Two legs of Peking Duck, Baby clams in black bean sauce, baby bok choy and hot & sour soup.  Yummy!
There's also a small selection of salad offerings and lots of fruit, like pineapple, watermelon and lychees, just to name a few.  When you've had your seven or eight plates of food, you can shimmy on down to the far end of the fruit bar and get yourself some bite-size pastries, macaroons or pudding, or you can get some chocolate and vanilla soft serve, either as a sundae in a bowl or in a cone to take along with you when you leave.
Sweet and Sour Chicken, Mushrooms, Sushi, Clams in black bean sauce, there's something for everyone at Hudson Buffet!
Sweet and Sour Chicken, Mushrooms, Sushi, clams, Hudson Buffet has something for everyone!
The service is attentive, not cloying but not quite brusque either. Plates were taken away in proper time and we were offered more water, even after we'd been there a while. Anyone who's been to a Chinese buffet knows they can sometimes rush you out, but not (usually) here.
Sweet and Sour Chicken and Lo Mein at Hudson Buffet
Sweet Potatos, Chang hour fun, chicken and garlic sauce - a feast fit for a king!
Just as a note, between the two of us, we had:

Chicken and broccoli, Peking duck, Thai chicken, spring rolls, sweet and sour chicken, honey chicken, chicken wings, shanghai bok choy, hot and sour soup, Chang hou fun (those wide rice noodles), baby clams in black bean sauce, teriyaki chicken, sweet potato, soft serve with sprinkles, fruit, pepper steak, green beans, General Tso's chicken, a variety of sushi rolls.. and probably much more that I just can't remember at this point.  Everything was tasty.
Plate of asian food at Hudson Buffet in Fishkill, NY
This picture is a bit blurry because my hungry self was in a rush to eat it.  *blush*
 I believe the bill came to around 13 a person for the buffet.  Very reasonable for this amount and quality of food.  Oh and their hot & sour soup was yummy.
Sweet and Sour Chicken, General Tso's chicken, Chow hou fun, String beans, Thai chicken.
Sweet and Sour Chicken, General Tso's, Wide Noodles, String Beans, Thai Chicken... so tasty!
All in all I'd recommend Hudson Buffet in Fishkill, NY for a tasty Chinese meal for one or for a group.  The food is hot and fresh, there's a good variety to please everyone (we went on a Friday night), and me and the lady were both very satisfied.
Pepper steak, mushrooms, sushi, Teriyaki chicken, Thai chicken
Pepper Steak, mushrooms, teriyaki chicken, sushi, Thai chicken... so good!

You should check them out and let me know what you think! :)

Hudson Buffet is located at:

10 Westage Drive 
Fishkill, NY 12524
You can reach them by phone for reservation or takeout at:

(845) 896-8008

A hot cup of hot & Sour soup at Hudson Buffet in Fishkill, NY!
I love a good hot & sour soup and they made a solid one.  I drank two cups worth :)

Thank you for reading :)  Cheers!

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