The best way to familiarize oneself with a different country's culture is to spend 10–15 years in one of its maximum-security prisons, but the second-best way is to taste its cuisine. Learn about Mongolia with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Asian fare at Xan Mongolian Barbeque on Sarcee Trail.
Xan Mongolian Barbeque invites pioneering palates to build their own bowls of stir-fried fare, creating a customized culinary repertoire out of fresh, seasonal ingredients. Pair an array of meat and seafood with a mélange of raw veggies based on astrological compatibility. Then, hand your creation over to a chef, who will toss fixings in the sweet, savoury, or spicy sauce of your choice, transforming raw materials into a fragrant, sizzling masterpiece. Like a sumo wrestler's self esteem, your meal's worth depends on its weight ($2.79 per 100 grams), with half-bowls around $10–$14, three-quarter bowls approximately $15–$20, and a full bowl around $20–$30. Capacious bellies can also augment meals with an assortment of appetizers such as grilled black tiger prawns or beef short ribs. Xan Mongolian Barbeque's Asian architectural flourishes and warm ambiance accented with oak and mahogany hues make for classy confines in which to refuel before resuming staring contests with mirrors.