I have often wondered where I could find cheap and healthy food in the Tri-Cities. I wanted a place where I would get my money’s worth, not spend much time waiting for my food, and leave with a full and happy tummy. I realized that my search has come to an end when I tried out King Mongolian Grill in Port Coquitlam. The moment I opened the door, the aroma of cooked food filled my nose and I still can’t quite put my finger on it, but it sure did smell lovely.
The walls of this Port Coquitlam restaurant were covered in traditional Mongolian paintings, which I could look at for hours and not tire of. My seat allowed me to observe the restaurant in its entirety. It wasn’t overly busy, however there were a few customers. I saw a small group of four at the table to my right and a large group of maybe 12 or 15 friends celebrating something. Overall, I can say that the atmosphere was casual. A nice, small lovely restaurant – a place where you can just stop by.
The cost is between $7.50 and $13.99 for the bowl depending on what you order. You grab this bowl and pile up as much meat (or tofu), vegetables and noodles into it as you like. Then you top this massive pile of food with a wide variety of sauces and have it fried on what looks like a giant round table grill. While you are picking and choosing what food to put on your plate, your table is set up. There will be rice, beef broth, something that reminded me of rice chips and spring rolls all placed on your table. Your food is grilled and served to your table within minutes, and the delicious smell is now even stronger.
Delicious, Healthy Food
When I tasted the first forkful of food I was completely in love. It was spicy, but not too spicy (though maybe next time I will cut down on the sauces). The plate was considerably full, and the best thing of all was that I knew that it was more food than I could’ve gotten for the same price in a fast food chain restaurant. It’s a healthier choice, too. There’s nothing extra added to your plate, just what you put on it.
If you’re looking for a fast, affordable meal, King Mongolian Grill is a great place to stop by and get some food. It’s a good choice whether you want to meet up with friends, get some take out and be off on your way, or splurge with an all-you-can-eat dinner. They are open every day from 11:00am till 9:30pm.
King Mongolian Grill
Suite 103-2564 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam