Originally posted by aimala66all there sauces and spices to choose from....i mean, they had stuff like red and white wine, lemon juice,soy, etc. now, they have all these pre-made sauces. boring! you can't really concoct like you use to.
Oh, it really depends on where you go. There are a number of different chains, and various stand-alone places, and they all do it differently.
In Maryland, there's one in Laurel that really isn't anything to write home about, but a fairly new one in Columbia called the Mongolian Grill. I went there with a bunch of computer tech guys when I was taking an ESRI GIS class in Columbia a few weeks ago. They did
have a huge variety of spices, sauces, and toppings, including red wine and white wine, etc.
But honestly, the best one I know is (and I swear I'm not making this up) the Great Khan Mongolian Barbecue in the Annapolis Mall. Yep, it's a mall food court shop. Instead of a straight-across counter, it's an inverted U shape, so there's room for four meats (chicken, beef, pork, and lamb, which I always get), about 15 different vegetables, and half a dozen sauces. There's a spicy sauce, a mildly spicy sauce, barbecue, "Mongolian", teriyaki, and lemon. You can get garlic or not, and either lo mein noodles fried up with it or your stuff over rice, as you choose. It's not quite as extensive in choices as a big sit-down restaurant would have, but it's pretty good. I love having lunch there, and found it even better than any of the four different sit-down places i've been. Maybe it's the noodles, I don't know. lol It could also be the fact that since it's a food court place, in affluent Annapolis, Maryland, they have a fairly high demand, and so their ingredients are quite fresh and don't tend to sit around for hours waiting for a customer, you know? Even so, the meat comes in frozen shavings, so you know
it hasn't been sitting there getting all warm and icky.
Mmmm. This is making me hungry. I think I'll go there for lunch tomorrow.