Well we just passed a two year hiatus since we’ve added anything to this blog so the time seems about right to let you know:
a) We’re not dead
b) We still like to eat things.
Today was opening day at Fat Boy’s Mongolian Grill in Lower Providence/Trooper. I’ve been excited since I saw the “coming soon” signs a few months back at this former Hong Kong Buffet. They redid most of the interior. I first visited a Mongolian grill in Washington, D.C. over 10 years ago and longed for the day when one would open close to home. This one is a hop, skip and jump from my office.
A Mongolian Grill is a buffet where the meat, seafood, veggies and noodles are frozen. You fill your plate w/ the frozen items, pick from the variety of sauces and spices (salt, pepper, garlic, etc.) and then take them up to the large, round grill with multiple chefs working. They assign you a place, take your plate from you and put it on the grill – cooking all you’ve selected in front of you.
This location let’s you go back as many times as you like. So if you just want, say, shrimp and an egg on one trip with a sauce, then take that up. Finished the shrimp and want chicken and broccoli? Well go make a new plate and they’ll cook that for you.
Salad options were limited but fresh, dessert fare was typical low-grade buffet food. Passable.
They are located in the Park Ridge Shopping Center at Park and Ridge (hence the name). and open every day for lunch and dinner. It’s cheap too. $8.95 for lunch, $14.95 for weekday dinner, $15.95 for weekend dinner. Soda is $2.00.