May 10, 2017: In May of this year, I was invited to my first ever DKLoEvent! (Since then, I have been to many and grateful for each one.) This first DKLoEvent was situated at Genghis Khan Mongolian Grill! I had always wanted to dine here — both from having heard its name before and having seen an Insider foodie video which showcased its giant circular fire grill.
Genghis Khan Mongolian Grill is essentially a Northern Chinese buffet restaurant with some western dishes, Filipino dessert (halo halo), a chocolate fountain and desserts, and most notably a do-it-yourself stir fry bowl counter cooked on a fire grill.
When I arrived at 7 p.m., there were already a lot of customers dining in. I was so impressed with the interior design! There were murals on the walls of what looked like cowboys and even from the entrance from the restaurant, you could spot the giant fire grill that would be firing up many customized noodle or rice bowls that night.
It was a pleasure to meet Darren of DKLoEvents and also see some familiar and new food Instagrammers that night. It was a very casual tasting dinner. After Darren gave a short welcome and introduction alongside the staff at Genghis Khan Mongolian Grill, we were invited to try out anything we wanted that night for dinner. It was a great way to try out the restaurant as a guest!
We were welcome to order a drink as well. I ordered a Shirley Temple.
Right away, I gravitated towards the giant grill. The process was to fill your bowl with whatever noodles or rice, vegetables, toppings, meat, sauces, and anything else that you wanted to be grilled. Once you were ready, you brought your bowl of toppings to the grill and you are given a number by the chefs. Depending on if there are a lot of people in front of you or not, you wait for your turn for the chefs to take your bowl of raw ingredients and fire it up in front of you. They pour some oil and then your chosen ingredients on it before dousing it with water and creating a spectacular fire display. It was truly a feast for the eyes (and our phones/cameras). When it was done cooking, the chef would return your bowl to you.
As I brought my finished bowl back to my seat to try it, I was impressed with how thoroughly cooked the noodles and chosen toppings were. It was incredibly hot and grilled thoroughly too — that fire grill is something else! I thought that my noodle creation was delicious and I would have gone back for a second round right away if not for wanting to try out the rest of the buffet selections.
The mussels, steamed shrimps, and ribs were particularly delicious! I chose a variety of items as well to try out their buffet selection. All of their items were fully stocked and appeared very fresh.
At the end of the night, I made sure to make myself a custom bowl of Halo-halo. They had a shaved ice machine where you could make your own shaved ice base for the Filipino dessert. This was really cool! I added some ice cream, flavoured syrups onto my shaved ice, and some toppings. It was fun to make!
I also tried the chocolate fountain (a favourite among the foodies that night), cream puffs, and the Mocha Mousse Cake. Yummy! 🙂
Thank you so much DKLoEvents for inviting me and to Genghis Khan Mongolian Grill for having us!
I think that Genghis Khan Mongolian Grill offers a really reasonable lunch buffet price and if they weren’t so far away from me in mid-town Toronto, I’d find myself here again with family for a good meal.
FTC Disclaimer: Although DKLoEvents and Genghis Khan Mongolian Grill invited me to a complimentary tasting, the opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of the companies.