Saturday, March 28, 2015

Day 2: Something MONGOLIAN – Mongolian Buffet in Iloilo @ Frances Restaurant

Mongolian cuisine is one of the underrated cuisines in the world due to its reputation of being a little dull or bland.

Yet, having to try for myself a little of what a Mongolian cuisine can offer, I say the otherwise.

The Mongolian dish that I tried so far is more on the tasty ingredients. Actually, you get to create your own combination of Mongolian rice mix with its arrays of different spices, meat, veggies and rice or noodles.

So, the catch is whether you mix it overwhelmingly tasty or slightly bland.

Good thing, the Mongolian Buffet at Frances International Fusion Restaurant here in Iloilo provides customers with different flavor mixes from Mongolian mix to Korean flavor. Have a few tablespoon of soy sauce, a little of rice wine and chili and even some sugar and spices then you create a new flavor for your Mongolian rice.

Mongolian Buffet @ Frances Restaurant Iloilo
Mongolian Buffet @ Frances Restaurant Iloilo
Mongolian Buffet @ Frances Restaurant Iloilo

What I love the most at this Mongolian Buffet is the wide selection of different sauces and flavors. Spices and sauces are presented in small bowls to provide further exploration to the taste buds.

(I actually created my own flavor with more than 5 sauces and spices and it turned out great. It was indeed fun!)

Let me give you an idea on what you have to do at the Mongolian Buffet.

  • Have an empty bowl delivered by the server.
  • Choose on the rice, Chinese vermicelli, or rice noodle.
  • Then, choose from the variety of vegetables like carrot strips, cabbages, onions, tofu, sweet corn, mushrooms and olives.
  • Next, put in some meat. Select different meat like chicken strips, pork strips, beef strips, squid, ground pork and ground lean meat. (note: these meat are raw when picked from the selection)
  • Decide then on the extensive range of sauces and spices. You can find Teriyaki sauce, Mongolian sauce, barbecue sauce, Texas sauce, hoisen sauce, sweet and sour sauce, rice wine, vinegar, soy sauce, calamansi, sesame oil, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, turmeric powder, cumin powder, 5 spices, coconut milk, salt, thyme, rosemary and some add ons like peanuts, pineapple sesame seeds, kangkong and raisins.
  • Give your finished bowl to the server and get a number.
  • After a few minutes, your bowl with cooked Mongolian dish is delivered to your table.
  • Indulge!

Mongolian Buffet @ Frances Restaurant Iloilo
Mongolian Buffet @ Frances Restaurant Iloilo
Since it is a buffet, you can request for a new clean bowl and have another batch.

(What we did was to create a rice mix at first and have a noodle mix on the second batch. Not so hungry huh! )

The Mongolian Buffet at Frances International Fusion Restaurant is another food grab to try on this Christmas. The great Christmas set up on the hotel lobby of Eon Centennial Hotel is overlooking the cozy ambiance of the Frances restaurant. Feel the warmth of the special occasion with the exclusive taste of Mongolian cuisine.

Celebrate and dine at the Mongolian Buffet at Frances International Fusion Restaurant for only 159 pesos (exclusive of drinks).

The Mongolian Buffet is available only every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (lunch and dinner).

Frances International Fusion Restaurant
Eon Centennial Hotel
Jalandoni Street, Iloilo City
Contact Nos.: 337-2277 / 0917-3030933 / 0922-8230900

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