Sunday, January 10, 2016

Genghis Khan Mongolian Grill [VIDEO]

Genghis Khan Mongolian Grill is an all-you-can-eat restaurant located at 900 Don Mills Road just north of Eglinton in North York.

The buffet-style restaurant, now in its 10th year, is sectioned into two parts: the Buffet and the Mongolian Grill

The Buffet consists of a variety of soups, seafood, meat and vegetable dishes, fried foods and desserts.

The Mongolian Grill is where you build your own bowl by picking your own raw meats, vegetables and seasonings. You then hand your bowl over to one of the cooks and they'll stir-fry your food on a large flat grill. 

Now that you know the set up, here's a look at what I had last week when my friend and I went to Genghis Khan Mongolian Grill (Facebook: Genghis Khan Mongolian Grill) for dinner. We started off with a bottle of cold Original Bruce Cost Ginger Ale. I love this stuff!

After getting our drinks we headed to the salad bar.

I filled my plate with seaweed salad, mussels, smoked salmon and olives. Yum!

The hot food stations consisted of mainly Chinese dishes. My favourites were the green beans and the soft steamed buns. I didn't touch the fried stuff.

I honestly didn't have much from the hot food stations since I wanted to save room for the Mongolian Grill. To start, you have your meat and seafood stations where you get to choose from lamb, chicken, pork and beef, as well as shrimp, squid, imitation crab meat and baby clams.

After that comes a variety of vegetables and noodles.

At the last stations you'll find jars upon jars of sauces, condiments, oils and seasonings to flavour.

Before heading to the grill, I just want to make sure you know where the concept of "Mongolian Grill" comes from! Legend has it that during Genghis Khan's conquests Khan and his men would grill food on their shields over an open flame using their swords to stir and cook their food. Therefore, it's important to remember that what you are having at Genghis Khan Mongolian Grill is not "Mongolian food" but rather, it's the concept of having the chefs grilling your creation in much the same way (i.e. stir-frying your meats and vegetables on the sizzling hot grill (shield) and using a long stick (sword) to maneuver the ingredients).

My friend and I went to the grill several times that night, customizing each of our bowls with different combinations of ingredients, sauces and seasonings. Here's a look at one of our most delicious creations:

After the savoury came the sweet. Genghis Khan Mongolian Grill has a chocolate fondue where you can dip marshmallows, sliced bananas, sliced pineapples and fried wontons into the flowing chocolate fountain.

There's also sesame balls, cream puffs, sliced cakes, tapioca and taro, and a variety of fresh fruits.

The restaurant also has a shaved ice machine! It was our first time using one and here's what we made:

We added a scoop of ice cream on top afterwards too :)

I had a great time at Genghis Khan Mongolian Grill. The feature Mongolian Grill was the highlight for meThere was so many fresh ingredients to choose from (especially vegetables) and it was really cool to experiment with all the different sauces. Truth be told, when it came to flavour some combinations definitely worked better than others but hey, that's what made the dining experience Genghis Khan Mongolian Grill unique. 

Weekday Lunch (Mon-Fri): $14.95
Weekday Dinner (Mon-Thu): $23.95
Weekend Lunch: $18.95
Weekend Dinner: $26.95
Seniors 65 years old (with ID) or older receive 20% off regular adult price.
Children 5-12 years old receive 40% off regular adult price.
Toddler 4 years old or under is $2 sharing price.

*This meal was complimentary. The opinions and views expressed on this post are my own*

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