I’ve been to Baguio a couple of times but I didn’t have the opportunity to try the famous Mongolian restaurant O’ Mai Khan. Although Mongolian, the restaurant’s name O’ Mai Khan, “umaykan” in the local dialect means “come over”.
On my birthday stay in Baguio, since I’ve checked-in at Microtel Inn and Suites, I decided to try the highly recommended place which is just a block away. It’s famous for their Mongolian Barbeque Buffet at Php 210 for adults, Php 150 for kids below 4 feet and an extra charge of Php 15 per egg. The main feature of the buffet is that you can create a thousand combinations of concoctions from their 18 different sauces.
I went there around six o’clock and the place was not yet crowded. I didn’t try the buffet instead ordered Kublai’s Dream, an iced tea and blueberry cheesecake for dessert. Waiting for my order, groups of friends and families started to arrive in the place, mostly were Koreans and all of them headed to the buffet section.
Kublai’s Dream is grilled pork chop with ham and omelet on top and buttered vegetables on the side. The pork was tender and blended perfectly with the not-so-sweet sauce. I hate super sweet barbeque so I love how they cooked the pork. Vegetable on the side was crispy and the ham and egg omelet on top was another perfect combo!
I’m an iced tea addict and almost tasted different iced teas from different restaurants. Don’t expect too much from their iced tea. On the other hand, the blueberry cheesecake was one of the best I’ve ever tasted! There’s a tangy taste on the cake which reminded me of the lemon pie in Sagada.
Overall, the meal was great and I enjoyed my solo birthday dinner at a Mongolian Restaurant.
O’ Mai Khan
Upper Session Road
Baguio City, Benguet
Tel. No: (074) 442-5885