MB Beer Plus

posted Jun 21, 2011, 3:51 AM by Colin Large   [ updated Jun 27, 2011, 11:24 PM ]
Another of the places that Sara and I have walked past and wondered about but have never entered. We finally went there a few days back and feel very silly that it took us so long to try it. One of the things that we miss about living in Fayetteville is the Hog Haus. I loved to go there while Sara was working and have a few glasses of beer. Brew pubs are some of my favorite places to hang out. MB Beer Plus is a brew pub, although not quite on the caliber of Hog Haus. They have the regular selection of beers for Mongolia: pilsner, amber, black, and a wheat. What makes it different from anywhere else is that the beer is made and sold only for the restaurant.

The first time we went, I tried the wheat, Joe had an amber, and Sara had the pilsner. So far, I have not had a wheat beer in Mongolia that was worth the money I spent for it. This is another one. The amber and pilsner, on the other hand, were quite good. The second time we went, Joe and I both had 1.5 liters of the amber apiece, and we're not known for drinking that quantity of bad beer.

In addition to the in-house beers, they have a nice variety of cocktails available from their bar, and an excellent selection of food. One of the items on the menu that most intrigued us was the curry puff plate. Curry puffs were some of our favorite foods from our trip to Singapore, so we decided to see how these compared. It was probably a futile hope that they would taste as good, but we wanted to try them anyway. The curry puffs in Singapore were light and flaky on the outside and delicious on the inside. The curry puffs at MB Beer Plus were like khuushuur stuffed with curry: heavy, fried dough surrounding a pretty decent curry. They weren't exactly what we were hoping for, but they were good nonetheless.

The service at the restaurant was excellent, and the people watching out of the windows on Chinggis Khaan Avenue was quite enjoyable.
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