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Genghis Grill - ew...dat's gross

Genghis Grill

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Genghis Grill is a chain restaurant that offers "mongolian stir fry".  The basic concept is that you choose your stir fry ingredients, then hand your bowl off to the cook, who cooks your food on a large grill.  There was a place in Webster, south of Houston called Hans Mongolian BBQ, that was a favorite of my wife and I, so we thought we'd give Genghis Grill a try.

The spread: They offer a variety of raw meats to choose from:  chicken, beef, pork and seafood.  They also have a large selection of different kinds of veggies to add in:  celery, onion, bamboo shoots, carrots, mushrooms, baby corn, tomatoes, cabbage, squash, garlic.  You can even throw in an egg.  They also offer many different kinds of sauces and seasonings to make your bowl your own creation.

The verdict:  I love the concept.  But Genghis didn't work for us for two reasons.  The first of which is that it is nearly impossible to do with younger children.  The second was that when I walked over to peruse the ingredients while we were getting settled in, there was a STRONG rotting fishy odor coming from the raw meat section.  There is no way that I am going to eat ANYTHING that smells like that.  We walked out, not willing to risk sickness.

Edible Tyler Roses: 0 out of 5.  Maybe they had a bad day, but if your ingredients smell rotten, you are failing.

1 comment:

  1. I don't like the one in Longview, either, for your exact reasons: bad smelling meat and difficult with children. Also I am sad that they are the replacement for the wonderful Double Dave's, a pizza place I learned to love back in my college days at Texas A&M. That original Double Dave's was a hole in the wall little joint, but wow, those pepperoni rolls! At least Tyler still has one (last I checked).

    Thanks for the blog and the reviews! Our family is looking for something new after Church on Sunday, too, and we also ban Chuck E Cheese's. Going to read on through your blog and get some good ideas!