Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Bd's Mongolian BBQ, Bethesda MD

On a sunny Sunday, we took the pooch out to Bethesda row for a nice long walk.  On the way there, we stopped by Bd's Mongolian BBQ.  They actually already closed the outdoor seating section but just to accommodate us and the pooch, they seated us outside upon request!

sitting outdoor at BD Mongolian

If you never tried Mongolian BBQ, let me give you a little background.  Typically, diners choose various ingredients from a buffet of thinly sliced raw meats (beef, pork, lamb, chicken, tofu for vegetarian option), various vegetables, and stack them high on a bowl. After that, you would add a mix of sauces to your own liking from the sauce bar.  Then the bowl is  given to the 'griddle operator' whom transfers them to one section of the large hot griddle in the middle of restaurant. When the bowl is cooked, it is transferred to another clean plate and given back to the customer to enjoy.

Since BD is not very authentic, they also added many menu items for a twist.  For example, they have shrimps, squid, sausages, and meatball.  I actually made a seafood plate that I loved!  BD also gives you tortilla or white rice (brown rice upon request) to go with the stirred fried goodness.  We each created several plates, here are some of our master pieces.

chunky beef rib eye stirred fried with pasta and veggies (his)

sweet and sour shrimp with noodles (mine!)

Overall the place is good for a casual lunch.  The price is reasonable, about 16.99 for all you can eat Mongolian creations.  Soda/drinks not included.  In terms of being authentic, definitely a no, but everything tasted pretty fresh from the bar and it was fun creating different combinations.  We had no complaints!

FoodiePop's rating: 3.5/5

BD's Montgolian BBQ
7201 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814

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