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Dinner With The Governor: A Mongolian Buffet

I miss my dear friend Michie.

So one day, I decide to whine about how I never hang out with her anymore & miraculously, her schedule for dinner on a Friday night is reserved just for me! Thus, I resolve to bring her somewhere different & unusual.

I bring Michie (& of course my hungry self) to Eon Centennial Hotel‘s Frances restarurant for a Mongolian Eat You Can Buffet. Upon entering the lobby, we see the restaurant & its lovely decor as they had the place renovated recently. “Nagutom gid ko,” Michie says. Then indeed this place is for us.

Frances offers a Mongolian Eat All You Can for (wait for it) Php159 only. Yup. A small price to pay for what seems to be infinite choices of different rice or noodle combinations. Bowl after bowl for this amazing price (no drinks included though, but hello, still!).

After fumbling about & being confused about what to do first, we finally start to pile rice, condiments, sauces & vegetables on our bowl. After a few giggles & lots of “Manong tsakto ni gina ubra ko?” questions, we finally finish & wait for our creations to finish cooking. At times we amazed ourselves with our prowess in mixing ingredients (thanks to their provision of sauce recipes). Other times, we were choking on our weird self-made concoctions. So much fun when you’re doing it with a girlfriend, I tell you.

These are the basic steps:

  1. Basically, you choose from a base of rice, sotanghon, miki & bihon. Mixing the noodles together is a good option.
  2. Pick from the raw meats: chicken, beef, pork, squid, etc.
  3. Choose from an array of vegetables.
  4. Concoct your sauce with the condiments available. Don’t worry, there are small cards displayed with types of sauce you wish for & its ingredients. I highly recommend Balsamic & (of course) Terikyaki.
  5. Have it cooked & then hold a party for your tastebuds & belly.
  6. Ask for another bowl & do it all over again.

You may choose from Adobo, Kung Pao, Curry, Korean, Mongolian, Teriyaki, Salpicao & Balsamic sauce combinations. I particularly love my blend of pancit, miki, squid, string beans & Balsamic sauce.

This buffet is available every Monday, Wednesday & Friday only at lunch (11:30-2:00 PM) & dinner (5:30-9:00 PM). You deserve a break from your usual rice & hotdog meals at home. Indulge!


4 comments on “Dinner With The Governor: A Mongolian Buffet

  1. ER
    January 12, 2011

    makes me want to skip my 3 reports and eat there instead haha! if only 😀

    • jillianisyourfriend
      January 12, 2011

      Hi ER! You really have to try it there sometime, it’s so much fun! And a treat to the stomach.

  2. toitee
    January 15, 2011

    Thank goodness for this blog post! We were planning to eat there a few days ago and we decided not to since the place was full.
    If we did, we would’ve been totally lost. Next time, we will know what we really should do. Can’t wait! Thanks Jill 🙂

    • jillianisyourfriend
      January 15, 2011

      We were so confused at the start. But it was all worth it in the end. I highly recommend this place!

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