Every Wednesday for the past several years, our beachfront restaurant Serenade has been dazzling crowds with a Cabarete Style Mongolian Grill. Some of you already know what Mongolian Grill is, but many people have asked us, so we thought we would take the time to explain.
First things first, it is sometimes also called Mongolian Barbecue…and in reality, it’s not even Mongolian. According to Wikipedia, the very first Mongolian Barbecue restaurant (Genghis Khan Mongolian BBQ) was opened in 1976, and was located in downtown Taipei, Taiwan. As “history” tells it, soldiers of the Mongol Empire gathered large quantities of meats, prepared them with their swords, and cooked them on their overturned shields over a large fire!!!
Ultimately, it doesn’t really matter where the name came from because it’s delicious no matter what you call it. Today, the style of cooking is pretty consistent. Typically, diners choose various ingredients from a display of thinly sliced raw meats and fresh vegetables, put them in a bowl, and hand them over to a griddle operator who then adds the diner’s choice of sauce and sautés it all up into a delicious masterpiece.
Our Mongolian Grill is really no different, other than it’s presented in the form of an all-you-can-eat buffet (for $750 pesos). And even though it sounds like a meat-lover’s dream, it’s actually suited for vegetarians and even vegans, too. In addition to thinly sliced beef, pork and chicken there is also a nice selection of bread, salads, rice, noodles, and somewhere around 15 different fresh vegetables to add your customized plate(s) of perfection. Before handing your creation over to be sizzled up right in front of your eyes, you will choose from 3 delicious sauces: coriander, peanut, and ginger…and that’s just like putting icing on a cake.
It’s worth mentioning that dessert consisting of homemade panna cotta, key lime pie, coconut flan, and fruit cocktail is also included in the all-you-can-eat special. So, make sure you come hungry because our team didn’t do all of this work for nothing! 😀
Restaurant Serenade is open 7 days a week 7am – 10pm for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
We have an all you can eat breakfast buffet every morning from 7 – 10:30 am.
We have a daily Surfer Special (aka lunch special) from 11am -4pm.
We have a 2 for 1 happy hour every evening from 5 – 7pm.
We have weekly dinner specials that start at starting at 7:30pm and include Mongolian Grill (every Wed. night – all you can eat) and Shrimp and Lobster Night (every Fri. night).