I mean, that's what I'm all about right? Writing about and encouraging others to go to places that are NOT chains, especially the ones that are Hispanic/Latino.
However, when bd's Mongolian Grill opened in the South Side Works, James said that it's pretty decent, and that we should go there someday. He IS pretty good at knowing what good food is, so I trusted his instincts.
|bd's Mongolian Grill, South Side Works|
|Self-serve ingredient bar. This is just the meat end.|
Now, if you don't know what all to put on your bowl, there are combination suggestions listed on the wall, but I think the fun is in throwing everything into the bowl and seeing how it comes out.
Once you have everything you want, you take it over to be cooked. Of course, while you wait, the chefs entertain you with blade-flipping and quips, so it makes the wait enjoyable (instead of unbearable, since it smells so awesome!).
|Entertainment while we wait|
Wow. This is why we need to educate people about different cultures. Case closed.
After a lot of blade-flipping and gong-ringing, my food was ready:
|My bd's Concoction|
bd's also has a decent salad bar. I indulged, to make myself feel like I was eating something healthy...sort of:
|I mean, ranch dressing isn't THAT bad for you...right? RIGHT?!|
And in case you were wondering, the monks that young lady was thinking about are tied to the Buddhist religion, which makes up 50% of Mongolia's population. They are known for their throat-singing, red robes, and shaved heads. Not all monks are Mongolian, and not all Mongolians are monks. For more information, please see the CIA World Factbook.
You may have been wondering. You're welcome.
bd's Mongolian Grill
428 S. 27th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203 (South Side)