Tempe >Food & Dining > Y C's Mongolian Grill
Best Food in Town.
Whenever it’s my birthday and my parents ask me “where would you like to eat?” all I can ever think of is Mongolian BBQ. There are many places that serve similar food to this but its not as delicious or fun. It HAS to be YC’s Mongolian BBQ they’re the only one’s who can do it right.
When you walk in you are greeted by one of the workers who will take your money soon enough. During lunch they have kids bowls only available to ten years old maximum, small bowls, which in reality aren’t very small if you stuff it right, and lastly a large bowl, which is indeed very large. The smalls are about $8.50 and the larges are $9.00.
Even though its quite expensive for a bowl you get your money back quickly with how much food you get. Doggie backs are 50 cents and usually hold what you would probably have left over.
Once you have a bowl and a tray you make your way to the meat, its set up in the way of a cafeteria from elementary school with options to go on either side. You have the choice of chicken, beef, pork, turkey, and at specific locations they serve fish at night. After you grab a large amount of meat, you then have to push it down into the bowl to compact it and make it much smaller so you then have the ability to put more meat in. Once you have enough meat you then move to vegetables they have all sorts like carrots, broccoli, green onion and peanuts, there are also two types of noodles rice and wheat. After you’ve filled your bowl with all the magic you want now its time for the flavor. They have sauces that range from their own house sauce, YC’s own, garlic, sweet and sour, cooking wine. They have boards above head instructed to tell you what to put in your bowl, but you can also be as creative as you want, it may not be the most appetizing. Once you have all the sauce ready you then work your way to the cooking area. Depending on what location you’re going to there is usually more than one person working on the grills, which are large, heated circles. For about thirty-to-sixty seconds they walk around in a circle cooking your food. Once finished they then give you a new bowl and tray to keep everything nice and clean which is a nice touch. You then have a choice of getting brown or white rice, chips and a drink
The best thing to get when you arrive there is their signature Teriyaki, I of course make it with chicken and put little to no veggies in, I’ve never liked them, but I love the wheat noodles. As soon as I get my food its right to the white rice and chips to top off the wonderful plate. I start with the rice because my meal is so hot until I drench it with soy sauce. Once it has cooled I dig in with my chips to soak up the sauce and eat the delicious and perfectly seasoned chicken. I have never finished a bowl but it makes a good two or three more meals.
Overall I love this restaurant and I love how hands on and clean and genuinely nice it is. If you don’t go here, I will go for you, if you pay of course. Enjoy!
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