I’ve been jonesing for different foods that I used to have access to in NY. I don’t know why, but suddenly I can’t bear to eat Italian again.
Luckily S is a willing participant in my food experiments. This week it was Gobi Mongolian Grill.
I like the idea of selecting the ingredients and having the cook stir fry them up. It sounded fun. And it was.
The price is lovely. $17 for all you can eat salad bar, grill, and dessert.
The salad bar has every ingredient you could possible add to a salad and about 6 possible dressings. I went for the ginger one.
Two other bars are for the veggies and meats and noodles for grilling. The meats are frozen circles and take up a lot of plate space.
My advice? Start with the noodles and veggies and add the meats and sauce last. And even if you pile your plate high, it cooks up smaller, so don’t feel bad for heaping things on your plate.
You can also take a different approach and do small portions and sample different sauces and combination.
Either way, you bring your plate to the center of the restaurant to a giant circular slab of metal where it’s cooked before your eyes.
And do save room for dessert. There is a nice little make your own sundae bar. I opted for the green tea ice cream.
The service here was top notch. Even though it’s buffet style, our glasses of water were always refilled and our plates were quickly cleared. The servers were very helpful when we had questions. As we walked in they all greeted us and as we left they wished us a good night.
It was a lovely experience.
I’ll definitely be back again.