I perhaps should not confess this in between trips to Shanghai laden with exquisite feasts, but seeing as my wife and I are on the road in the US for the first time in a while, we shall admit that we often stop at strip mall Asian buffets. You can always find them and they have long hours.
I hear the howls of derision, though hear me out. We love vegetables and we love fruit. Restaurants in China always have a major section of the menu devoted to vegetable dishes. At many restaurants in the US, of many cuisines, vegetables are either salad or garnish, the later often taken from a can and overcooked. Fruits are treated little better.
Here’s the Rapid Travel Chai Asian Buffet Maxim: avoid the glop and the goop.
You know those dishes that are foreign to Chinese yet staples of Chinese restaurants in the US, with sludge sauces that sit in the buffet congealing for hours? Give those a pass.
Focus on crisp veggies and the fruits. You may overeat, but it is relatively healthy overeating.
Here’s a few pics from Kyojin Buffet in Ft. Lauderdale that we quite enjoyed, even the sushi was passable.