hungry cow •
22 May 2011 • 1 review • 0 follower
I had mongolian BBQ in another country before, and loved it. I went to Kublai Khan expecting the same standard, and was thoroughly disappointed.
Mongolian BBQ: meat was not fresh. The lamb and beef weren't prepared properly, and stinks. A lot. Only the chicken was edible (but what could go wrong with chicken?). The selection was very limited. Lamb, beef, chicken, dried mushroom (NOT FRESH), cabbage, lettuce, bean sprouts, capsicum, carrot, onion (more veg than meat).
Soups: sharks fin, mushroom soup with breaded top. The sharks fin had no sharks fin, was basically goo. The mushroom soup was OILY. Tasted like it had gone bad.
Japanese: sashimi (salmon, octopus, tuna, tilapia??), chawanmushi, teppanyaki. Sashimi wasn't fresh, but edible. Chawanmushi was tasteless. Teppanyaki was a total flop. The chicken was hard, beef and lamb was VERY tough. The meat itself had no taste, and depended on the gravy for taste.
Western: baked oyster (/w cheese), baked mussels (/w cheese), lasgne, drumlet. Baked oyster and mussel was ok. Cheese was hard, oyster was not very fresh. BUT, it was the best food in the entire spread. Lasgne tasted like it was cooked in a burnt pot. I spat it out on the first bite. But if u really can't taste the burnt taste, it actually had quite a lot of ingredients in it (celery was inside, so if u can't stand it, don't try it). The drumlet actually tasted ok, but was SUPER salty. Do try it if u are short of sodium.
Chinese: chicken siew mai, fried food. Siew mai was awful. It is like, I don't know how to even describe the taste. The fried stuff they had also tasted bad. The oil used was re-used too many times. If only the oil was ok, the fried stuff would probably be one of the best food they have. They were quite crispy, and proportions of flour and stuffings were pretty ok.
Dessert: ice cream (peppermint /w choc chips, mango, strawberry,vanilla), coffee pudding, almond jelly with longan. Ice cream was the best, as it was not made by them (probably King's). Coffee pudding was a little weird, a little too sticky, a little too bitter, a little too gooey. Not very well made. But edible. Almond jelly with longan had no longan. Almond jelly was HARD. Tasted so-so.
Drinks: coffee, hot choc, 7up, pepsi, ice lemon tea. Standard off the shelf. What could go wrong?
As for the rest of the food, like cakes, mango pudding, century egg porridge, sushi, pasta, scallop, prawn, salads, roasted duck, I didn't dare try them either because they didn't look appetizing or the rest of the food I tasted was far too terrible.
UOB cards had a promo: 3 eat, 1 free. So at least I paid lesser than I could have.