I like Genghis Khan Mongolian Barbecue. It is loads better than that BD's place out in Johnson County; they have excellent cocktails, cool photographs up on the walls and I just get a really good vibe every time I'm there. They're always really kind to the boy, and I like talking to the owner when she makes her rounds to make sure that everything was good and that we're happy. I especially like the location up north, in the Shops at Boardwalk at I-29 and Barry Rd.
Sometimes, I'm just hungry for a giant bowl of broccoli and edamame cooked over outrageously high heat by men wielding wooden paddles.
This week, on our lunch outing, my Mom veered from the barbecue to order one of the specials listed on the board outside - it was shocking! Unheard of! I don't even look at the menu anymore! Now (thanks, Mom) I have a serious quandry on my hands. Her special was so delicious that, were they to make it a regular menu item, I would be unable to order anything else. It was the Sriracha Shrimp - and it was amazing. The big beautiful fat shrimp, very lightly breaded and perfectly cooked, were served in a bowl atop shredded romaine lettuce and dressed with a creamy but slightly spicy sauce that had a color that reminded me of light curry and a taste that was smooth with a hint of coconut milk. It was served with Taiwanese Sesame Bread, which was a chewy delight with loads of sesame flavor.
Just a tip from me to you: if they offer it, order it.
Genghis Khan Mongolian BBQ
3906 Bell in Midtown
8634 N Boardwalk