I’d been wanting to try Genghis Grill for quite some time; however they don’t seem to have any restaurants near us. So I was thrilled to discover that they had one in Reno, as that’s a frequent lunch stop for us on road trips. I finally got to give them a try a few weeks ago, and I have to say I’m quite impressed.
It’s a stir fry grill with table service, and you have the option to order something off the menu or to make your own mix. And after looking at some of the combinations on the menu I decided that the healthier way was to choose my own ingredients, and that’s exactly what I did.
You go through a buffet line and first pick you plate size (I picked small instead of regular) and then you fill it up with proteins, veggies, seasonings and sauces. I wanted mainly veggies, so I took about two ounces of chicken (I love that you have total control of the portions) and seasoned it with some ginger and pepper. I tried to stay away from some of the spice blends, as they usually have a lot of sodium in them. Then I grabbed some stir fry veggies, bok choy and bean sprouts to complete my plate.
Next up sauces. I wanted something low in sodium so I tasted the sweet and sour (they have tasting spoons), but it just wasn’t to my liking. Then I tried the dragon sauce and I knew it was the perfect choice. It has 477 mg. of sodium in a one-ounce portion, but that’s really not bad for Asian sauces. Let’s just say, I used it very sparingly.
Then you drop off your order, choose your starch and go back to your table. I chose white rice as my starch, and although I could have eliminated 20 calories by ordering brown rice, I just prefer the white rice.
The bottom line was that it was very tasty and fresh, and at just 271 calories and 631 mg. of sodium, it’s a very doable lunch choice. I’m adding Genghis Grill to my healthy eating list. My only complaint is that they don’t have enough restaurants. Hopefully they will build one near me soon.