DIY Mongolian barbecue is one of the most fun, interactive meals you can have at home! Each person can choose their ingredients and perform a 5 minute stir-fry at the table for their custom dish. We created this recipe for San-J, using their ready-to use sauces (Mongolian BBQ, Orange, Szechuan, Teriyaki, Thai Peanut, Sweet & Tangy and Asian BBQ) and San-J Tamari.
What is Mongolian BBQ"
Photo from Ang Sarap – review of The Khan Mongolian BBQ restaurant in New Zealand. Click on photo to see more photos from his feast!
It is neither Mongolian, nor BBQ! Mongolian BBQ was invented by the Taiwanese in 1951, sort of a mash between Japanese Teppanyaki and Chinese Stir-Frying.
Mongolian BBQ is usually presented as all-you-can-eat buffet style, with endless rows of ingredients to build your own custom bowl.
The base of the dish starts with noodles, though you can certainly just skip the starch and go straight for all the other ingredients.
Pile in your bowl as much vegetables, seafood, and meats as you want, choose the type of sauce you want your creation to be cooked in, and the chefs will stir-fry your dish on a large, flat iron griddle and top off the dish with fresh herbs or sesame seeds.
How to make Mongolian BBQ at Home
In our Steamy Kitchen house, we love any type of interactive meals, like fondue, raclette, Chinese hot pot, DIY Korean BBQ and of course, Mongolian BBQ. Choosing your own ingredients and cooking at the table is fun for both adults and kids alike.
Mongolian BBQ Table Set-up
It’s easy! We use a $25 portable butane stovetop, which we always have at the house for emergencies, camping, and all of our interactive meals.
The brand we own is Gas One, but the brand I recommend is a few dollars more, called Iwatani. The Iwatani is 12,000 BTU, a little more powerful than mine, but it’s just made better and sturdier.
Butane canisters last quite a long time. You’ll only need one to power the entire evening’s worth of ...