I’ll be honest, I have no idea what Mongolian Food is. I don’t even know anything about Mongolia itself. But I feel pretty safe in saying that if you ever find yourself at a restaurant in Mongolia, there will be no sign of a gigantic round griddle, and they will not allow you to pick out your own ingredients from a buffet. If you were a soldier in the Mongol Empire, you may have eaten copious amounts of meat and vegetables off of your overturned shield, cooked over a fire and stirred with your sword, but that’s pretty much where the comparison ends. (Although I’m not sure if I should be getting my Mongol Empire historical information from a U.S. chain restaurant website?)
Anyway, regardless of its origin, Mongolian BBQ is here, and people love it. I’m constantly asked “Where can I find some good Mongolian BBQ in Midtown?” Which is a tough one for me to answer, because I don’t usually eat Mongolian BBQ. And there are four words to explain why: Pay by the Pound. Take me to an all you can eat Mongolian BBQ (like Fire & Ice in Boston), and I’m a madman. You force me to weigh my food and there’s going to be trouble… but for the sake of you people, I headed to Food World- the freshest looking Mongolian BBQ I’ve seen in Midtown.
What I got, Mongolian BBQ Porn, and a +/- after the jump… Read more »
Posted by Zach Brooks at 9:58 am, August 29th, 2007 under 46th btw. Mad+5th, Blogroll, Buffet by lb., Deli, Mongolian BBQ.