Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Review: HuHot Mongolian Grill

A few weeks back when Keith came up to visit for the weekend we decided to go to HuHot for dinner on Saturday night.

Let me preface this by saying my opinion may be jaded. I'm the kind of person that gets the same thing at favorite restaurants 'cause "it's my fav" and that sets the bar for all other places.

So MY FAV Mongolian place is Genghis...everyone knows that.

Laura, my friend, told me that HuHot (supposedly common up north) is BETTER than Genghis. Well...she was WRONG! (Sorry, but Laura knows this I already told her she now owes me a meal).

Like I said, I'm not the best critic as I was looking for a replacement for Genghis with the crab meat, peanut sauce and brown rice. At this place the supposed peanut sauce had coconut in it and you could only get noodles when they cooked it. I was scared to put too much sauce in 'cause I don't like coconut but I really wanted the peanut flavor and it just came out really dry. Two thumbs down.

The dessert however was de-lish...puffy pastries with honey, sugar, chocolate and ice cream. That puts the overall review at two thumbs down with maybe a pinky finger up for the chocolate.

I still love ya Laura!


HuHot Mongolian Grill said...

Hi Nicolle,
Thanks for giving HuHot a try! I encourage you give it another shot, and use the recommended 5-6 ladles of sauce per bowl. The coconut is not too overwhelming in the Black Thai Peanut sauce, but I'd recommend using 3 or 4 ladles of that, and then 2 ladles of something mild like Khan's favorite.

Glad you enjoyed the desserts!

HuHot Mongolian Grill

Nicolle of the Muellers said...

Wow-did HuHot comment on my post? Well, then of course I will be back and try your suggestion! Thanks!!