The Mongolian Barbeque
Here's a demonstration of the 'All-you-can-eat' policy in the Mongolian restaurant :)
Favorite Dish: The Mongolian Barbeque is an all you can eat restaurant. You pick up your ingredienys, take it to the chef who will cook it, you take it back to your table, eat and repeat as often as desired.
I love the food, but the service is rather abrupt. It is best to go for the late sitting (after 9.30) otherwise you will definitely be told to finish up, because someone wants your table. They don't beat about the bush there!! I think it is pretty darn rude, you're a customer, you've just eaten their admittedly delicious food - I mean, do these people not want a tip? ;)
Despite the excellent food, the rude service puts me off from becoming a regular customer there. Oh well, their loss ;-)
The Monglolian BBQ is a fancy way of giving the opportunity to have a stirfry like dish done your way.
You choose the meat (if any), add vegetables, a sauce, spices and then hand your bowl to the person in charge of the grill. they wack it on, toss it around and whola... BBQ Mongolian style... Apparently...
Atmosphere is great. You stand around with friends chatting away watching your meal cook... Great concept...
Favorite Dish: They really don't do a special meal per se... after all you choose it all... they just provide the grill and the rice to go with the meal....
And if you don't like your first creation.. .Go back for more. After all it's all you can eat.
Excellent restaurant. Select your own ingredients, add spices and any sauces you want and the chefs will cook it there and then on the large hotplate.
There are cards giving tips on how to make certain things, but its best just to include anything you like!
Atmosphere fairly relaxed, though restaurant was busy and good timing was required to get food cooked quickly, though even when busy the cooks still managed to get everyone through in good time.
Favorite Dish: Well you pick what you want, but my faves were beef with paprika, bamboo shoots, ginger, water chestnuts and chilli sauce, and beef with black bean sauce.
You just go and pick up a load of raw ingredients, select and spoon in your sauce and add spices and seasonings that you want. Take this to the 'authentic' mongolian chef who slaps it onot a massive mongolian hotplate/wok type thing. He cooks it for you and you take your wierd concoction back to your table!
Favorite Dish: Well, in this case, if you don't like anything, it's your own fault as you selected all the ingredients!