Cycle 5 – Item 148
2 (Mon) June 2014
at Mongolian Quick Stop
-Ermita, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines-
Try Every Restaurant in Robinsons Place (55) (see also TERRP)
Mongolian Quick-Stop is a “Mongolian” restaurant chain. Founded in the Philippines. Currently with 3 locations in Metro Manila. The house specialty is the so-called “Mongolian” stir-fry.
Not sure where the notion came from, but “Mongolian stir-fry” is a dish in which various components, including veggies, rice/noodles, meat/chicken, and sauces, are tossed together in soy sauce. At Mongolian Quick Stop, for example, customers choose the components. I strongly suspect that this hodgepodge mixing of many ingredients – particularly vegetables, which can’t really even grow in the country because it’s so cold there – is a foreign construct that makes Mongolians scratch their heads.
From what I’ve heard and seen, Mongolian cuisine would seem to consist primarily of simple grilled meats, potato dishes, and/or meat/potato dumplings.
The food was whatever, about as good/bad as a bowl of stir-fried veg could be.
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN PHILIPPINES)