Hand over your noodles, meat and veggies and the cook stir-fries them until they're just cooked through.
Here's a taste of my Gobi Mongolian BBQ review in the Los Feliz Ledger this month. Go to the neighborhood paper's revamped website to read the whole thing.
Basically Gobi is all about the build-it-yourself noodle bowl. Dinner is $13.95, including sesame bread; lunch is $9.95. Diners line up at the buffet, and choose from natural chicken, lamb or pork or choice beef. Meats are piled into thin frozen slices, so they remain fresh. Then pile a selection of fresh, varied vegetables in the good-sized bowl.The selection is miles ahead of a chain restaurant: take advantage of pricey shitake mushrooms, which add tons of flavor to the dish as well as brightly colored peppers, unusual green cauliflower and all the usual suspects. Now choose from sauces like lemongrass, Asian pesto or green curry and combine with flavorings like fresh cilantro and chopped garlic. Then add a pile of cooked noodles on top of the bowl.Hand over the bowl to the cook on duty at the large round griddle, and he’ll stir-fry the vegetables, noodles and meat just long enough for everything to cook through without getting soggy. Read more about Gobi's beer selection at the Ledger, and see how many forks it got.
Gobi Mongolian BBQ, 2827 W. Sunset Blvd., (213) 989-0711