Short Orders (Genghis Khan)
recent years, chains featuring Mongolian barbecue have appeared in
Glendale and Brookfield. They can be fun, as you choose fresh
ingredients, noodles and sauce and then have a chef cook them for you
on a large flat-topped grill. The veteran in this field is Wauwatosa’s
Genghis Khan (725 N. Mayfair Road) and, in most respects, it remains
the best because the ingredients are sound. Be sure to begin with
noodles. Meats come in thin frozen slices and there is no
seafood—Mongolia is landlocked! Scallions and carrots are very
appropriate, and there are other vegetable choices as well. Even the
spiciest cooking sauces and oils tend to be on the mild side. After
getting your meal cooked, visit the buffet table featuring items like
spring rolls, ginger chicken wings, fried rice and other selections.
This is a great value, which is why the place is often busy. A complete
Chinese menu is also available, but Mongolian-style barbecue rules.
Lunches include one visit to the buffet; the more expensive dinner
buffet is unlimited.
Photo by Amelia Coffaro