Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Birthday Spot

Long ago our family discovered a delicious place called
Year after year it was THE place we would go for family birthdays.

Recently we revisited the magical hole-in-the-wall Mongolian restaurant (after a couple year hiatus) for my brother's birthday.
Luckily it's one of those places that has not changed anything in the past decade (or 2) so it was exactly how we all remembered it.

If you've never been to a Mongolian BBQ restaurant before let me fill you in on how it works.

This is the meat/veggie bar.
It is where masterpieces are created.

You get to choose from different kinds of meats and a smorgasbord of veggies as you assemble your perfect dish.

Then once you have the perfect combination and have carefully stacked it as high as it will possibly go,

you give it to the cook who BBQ's it in front of you.

Then once everything is cooked to perfection he gives you your hot, tasty dish to enjoy!

And if you are a master packer (i.e. can fit the maximum amount of food in your bowl before it goes on the BBQ) you will be rewarded by the cook with a plate instead of the usual bowl.
Look who got a plate this night.
Surprise, surprise.

Oh and the pocket bread.
Don't even get me started on the pocket bread.

It's perfect for stuffing your rice and meat/veggie goodness inside of.
Or eating plain.
Either way it is scrumptious.

I love birthday traditions!

Happy Birthday Jeff!

What are some new or old birthday traditions your family has?


Brandy@YDK said...

we have a very similar place called ghengis grill. it's fab!

Teresa said...

My husband's family frequents a local japanese steakhouse (hibachi cooking style where they cook in front of you at your table). We LOVE it..even the kids. A fun tradition we all look forward to.

Jessica said...

We have a Ghengis Khan in our town as well. Thank you for helping me decide what I want to do for my bday at the end of the month.

Unknown said...

I love Mongolian grills! We go to one called Oh My Khan and It's an eat-all-you-can place. Instead of bread we mix in rice or glass noodles. I'm in he Philippines, it HAS to be rice!