Sunday, August 02, 2009
Mongolian King BBQ, Lorong 13 Geylang
That was totally unexpected. We were actually on our way to get some quick bowls of Shaanxi cold noodles when we passed by this stall (1 Lorong 13 Geylang) selling what was allegedly Mongolian food. I've never been to Mongolia before, so I have no idea how authentic this was, but apparently this guy came from Mongolia and just setup shop here in Singapore only a few weeks back. There wasn't a single customer in sight, and yet something inside me really wanted to give it a try. I'm glad that we did.
It was a bit weird at first, as he gave us a milk tea that was slightly salty, and in fact had a bit of oil floating on top. Only after digging around a bit did we realize that that was the proper Mongolian way to drink tea, and that sometimes rice and noodles are even added to it. Then we got some kind of pancake-like things that were stuffed with minced mutton. It was a bit like a local murtabak, but smaller and simpler. It came with a number of condiments, including two types of chili sauce and a salted raw garlic puree, which made those things very easy to eat.
Finally, we got some skewers reminscient of the Xinjiang variety, but this guy grilled them in less than a minute, and also minimized the seasonings, thus making them a bit more guilt-free than LDM around the corner. There wasn't too much else on the menu, but there was some kind of Mongolian porridge and dumplings that will be worth trying next time (yes, I'm coming back). And no, despite the name, there wasn't any Taiwanese Mongolian BBQ to be had.
Digested at 9:50 PM
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