Bd’s Mongolian Grill

Bd's Mongolian Grill

Today on the Bite Tonight: Bd’s Mongolian Grill

Creating your own bowl of stirfry and watching as it’s grilled up right in front of you is a blast. What’s even more fun is that Bd’s offers more than just stirfry including a variety of appetizers, Create Your Own lemonade, specialty drinks, fried rice bowls, soup and salad and desserts. We visited our favorite location on Main St. in Royal Oak. See how they ranked.

Atmosphere: 4 out of 5 bites

Price: 4 out of 5 bites

Quality/Taste: 3 out of 5 bites

Service: 3 out of 5 bites

Wow Factor: 3 out of 5 bites

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Strawberry Lemonade

CYO lemonade

Plum Crazy Queso Dip: Queso dip with a hint of Plum Sauce. Served with handmade, seasoned tortilla wedges. The tortillas were delicious (thick and crunchy) and the queso dip was good, also. Cheesy, with slight sweetness from the plum sauce. The only thing I didn’t like was that the queso wasn’t hot, but that’s probably because we ordered it and then headed to make our stirfry.

queso dip

My creation: Fajita chicken, broccoli, rotini pasta, 2 eggs, carrots, onions, edamame, red skin potatoes, pineapple and a couple pieces of sausage with Mongolian Ginger sauce. Nothing is better than getting a huge piece of a fried egg. The only thing that was a bummer was that our food was burnt and had little black burnt pieces in it.

stirfry

Lettuce wraps are a nice change from rice and tortilla’s.

lettucewrap

Bd’s Mongolian Grill offers a lot of ways to save including Club Mongo, rewards cards, buying gift cards and various contests.  While Josh and I were enjoying our creations we downloaded their app and won a free fountain beverage. Service was good and at 7 pm on a Saturday, we were seated right away. Stop in and check out Bd’s Bacon Fried Rice and Chicken Sriracha Bites. Unfortunately, we were too stuffed to try the Fried Oreo’s, but they are next on my list!

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Market Buffet

The Market Buffet @ Caesar’s Windsor has a lot of delicious stops, but my favorite is the pasta bar. Now, we’ve all  heard of the create your own stirfry made famous by Bd’s Mongolian Grill, but here’s the latest craze: create your own pasta! I’ve heard of a few restaurants that specialize in this innovation, but this is fairly new to the casino scene.

My creation: Grilled chicken, caramelized onions, roasted garlic, grilled zucchini, and a mix of Alfredo and meat sauce (I stole the sauce idea from the guy in front of me). I don’t want to toot my own horn or anything, but toot toot! First, I tasted the sweetness from the onions then the freshness from the zucchini. I thought mixing the meat sauce and Alfredo was a mistake at first, but it wasn’t. The meat sauce added texture, and the Alfredo sauce was rich and creamy. And who doesn’t like garlic? It was served with a fresh, hot, buttery, bread stick for your dipping pleasure.

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I still think the Detroit casino buffet’s are better, but they don’t have a create your own pasta option so across the border we go. The only bad part was coming back to the states. Silly Border Patrol.

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Bd's Mongolian Grill

Since working at the Dearborn Bd’s Mongolian Grill, when I’m craving stir fry I prefer the Royal Oak location. It seems to be better and I don’t feel obligated to talk to my old teammates (I take dinner very seriously and like to have a little privacy). Josh and I wanted to check out Slows BBQ (stay tuned) but there’s always a wait on a Friday night. So we opted for stir fry instead.

Josh’s creation: Marinated chicken, edamame, onions, red pepper, zucchini, pineapple, egg, and long noodles with a mix of Cayenne seasoning, seasoned salt, Mongolian Ginger and Teriyaki sauces.

Tip: Fill two sauce cups for an extra saucy bowl.

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My creation: Marinated chicken, red skin potato, zucchini, edamame, sausage, carrots, onions, mushrooms, pineapple, egg, a surprise piece of Crab and rotini noodles with a mix of Cajun seasoning, red pepper flakes, garlic, Mongolian Ginger and Teriyaki sauces. Our creations are similar, but still unique to each of us (I like more veggies).  I was really excited to order lettuce wraps instead of the usual “rice and torts” with our meal. The sauce adds sweetness and the lettuce wraps add coolness and crunch to the spicy, hot stir fry.

Tip: Don’t be afraid of adding an egg. It’s delicious, goes with any combination, and a is good source of protein. Josh and I each add two.

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Bd’s Mongolian Grill has come a long way from it’s opening in 1994. The menu now consists of a laundry list of appetizers ranging from pot stickers to fried zucchini, fried rice bowls, signature drinks, beer and wine, and decadent desserts (Try the deep fried Oreo)! Each location also has slightly different items to choose from: The Okemos location had coconut and bow tie pasta once upon a time. The website is also very interactive and informational: you can create your own bowl prior to visiting the restaurant and view nutrition information. Join Club Mongo for great perks and free meals!

If you haven’t been here in a while (or never been here) check it out. It’s a fun experience (especially for the picky eater: cough, Josh, cough) and you get to eat whatever you want!

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