I’m a big fan of local businesses, especially restaurants. Therefore, since moving to Idaho Falls I’ve been asking around for recommendations on where to eat. Places that are only in Idaho Falls that people would recommend. One such place that was mentioned by a couple people was the Mongolian Grill.
This place epitomizes “hole-in-the-wall”. The decor is really out of date and you don’t want to look too close at the floor under the grill. However, the food makes up for the deficiencies and I’ll be going back. So what’s it like?
If you’ve never been to a Mongolian grill restaurant, it’s a somewhat unique experience. In the center of the restaurant is a buffet full of veggies, meats, noodles, and about a million different sauces. You get a bowl (they have small, medium, and large) and start piling stuff into/onto your bowl. Start with the veggies, then add meats, top it off with some noodles and ladle a few scoops of sauce into your bowl for flavor. I went with sweet & sour sauce, sesame oil, the house Mongolian sauce, and orange sauce. The worker then dumps your bowl onto this huge round grill and works it all around while cooking it. Kind of fun to watch.
They serve egg drop soup and rice with the dish, but I didn’t really need it. The bowl was pile high (I’m quite the stacker) and I had plenty to eat. Here are my tips to you folks:
- Go heavy on the veggies. I’m a meat and potatoes kind of guy and even I felt like I needed more.
- Get a little more meat than you might otherwise. It cooks down quite a bit.
- Put in lots of sauce. I recommend at least 12 ladles (you’ll know what I mean when you get there).
Like I said, great little place. Not too expensive and I’ll definitely be back.