Genghis Khan, Sydney
I recently got into online coupons, and I was really excited to make a booking for this deal that I got off Scoopon - $16 for an all you can eat Mongolian feast!
I have heard the restaurant name before as there is also a Genghis Khan restaurant in Singapore. It has more of a Japanese mix - because it seems that Singaporeans love Sashimi in an all you can eat. And I can vouch for that. I don't think that the Genghis Khan that we went to in King St Wharf has any link to the one in Singapore, but it's an eating experience nonetheless.
The process is simple.
First, you select your meat - lamb, beef, pork or chicken - and then you select your vegetables and sauce. Then, you line your bowl up to get fried up on a gargantuan flat hot plate. Apparently, this has evolved from the Mongolian warriors shaving off frozen meat and frying them with twigs on their round metal shields.
The result was really yummy and fresh, and the variety of what you can choose from keeps it from being boring. Quite simply, it's great stir-fry.
It was a little bit hard to photograph, though...
It all kind of looks the same, but there are subtle differences in flavour with the different sauces that are available. The meat was tender and juicy, and the vegetables still crispy.
There was one small down side though.
The meat, on occasion, was slightly undercooked. Which, is not necessarily a bad thing - I really dislike overcooked meat. However, it does get a little bit awkward when that happens on a pork or chicken dish. Something to look out for, but I think the flavour of beef and lamb works better anyway, and so that didn't really affect the meal for me.
In all, it was a fantastic meal for the coupon. Sean and I walked away with our bellies full, all the while knowing that we didn't stuff our face full of something that we'll regret for the rest of the week. It was a light sort of full, and it still felt great the day after.
Still, I'm not sure if I would pay full-price ($26.80 for dinner) for it. Don't get me wrong, there was nothing wrong with the place - the staff were attentive and the food tasted great - but would it really be worth the near $30/pp (I'm rounding up for drinks) price tag?
I'm not so sure.
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