We recently tried Dusit Doha Hotel’s Orient Express, an Asian-themed dinner buffet every Thursday at Taste Restaurant. If you love Asian food, keep reading because this review might just be for you!

When you enter the restaurant, tiny Chinese umbrellas and lanterns welcome you. To me the setup felt like walking in an Asian street market, while a huge spread of dishes from different Asian countries like Japan, China, Thailand, Korea, Philippines, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka surrounds you.

For starters, I went mostly Japanese and Chinese. I had dumplings, bao buns, peking duck, sushi, sashimi, and the really delicious Kani crab salad. There’s just so much to try especially in the salad section, but if I try them all, I wouldn’t make it to the next courses. There are various cold appetisers of all sorts on offer, but you can also make your own Gado-Gado, an Indonesian salad of raw, slightly boiled, blanched or steamed vegetables and hard-boiled eggs, boiled potato, fried tofu and tempeh, and lontong, served with a peanut sauce dressing.

Then I headed to the soup station and asked the chef to make a soup for me – I pointed here and there for the ingredients I would like my soup to have in it and voila… a surprisingly nice, warm soup was served to me, and it was so good I could have asked for one more bowl.

Just when I thought there already was a party of flavours going on in my mouth, I went to the main course station and right there, was a festival. There was the Malaysian Lamb Rendang, the Indonesian Opor Ayam, Sri Lankan Pineapple Curry & Tempered Banana Blossom, Indian Mixed Vegetable Curry, and more. There also was the best among the rest, the one I kept coming back for – the Thai Green Curry. I tried most of the main courses although my mouth was on fire because most of them were hot and spicy, and I really enjoyed all the flavours.

For a change of palate, the dessert section should not be missed. The fantastic array included a lot of cakes, fresh fruits, the worthy-of-another-round Apple Crumble, banana fritters, tarts, and more.

There’s a coffee and tea station if you want to wind down after the food adventure. And don’t miss out on the fresh coconuts!

Head over to Taste at Dusit Doha Hotel for the Orient Express should you fancy an Asian food kind of night!

Orient Express at Taste Restaurant
Thursdays, 6:30 pm – 11 pm
QAR222 per person inclusive of soft beverages
QAR399 per person inclusive of enhanced beverage package
The Entertainer vouchers accepted (applicable for soft beverage package only)

For reservations or more information, call 4004 4444 or WhatsApp 3070 1295

Author: Maria Anicas

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