Around 1160's in the province of Mangolia,
a boy was born named Temujin.
When he was about nine, his father
was poisoned by the Tatars ( a rival clan).
Then his family lost their lamd and
belongings and lived in extreme povery.
However, when the young boy
entered is manhood, he united various
Mongolian villages to fight and defeat
he Tatars. In 1206, he accepted the name
Genghis Khan (which means "universal ruler").
He was driven by revenge
and slaughtered every male Tatar.
Although known more for his brutal
militay conquests, Genghis Khan also promoted
literacy among his people and established
the Yasa, the first Mongol Code of Laws.
He was also able to unite various clans
and villages from Mongolia
and conquered much of Asia.
To Mongolians, "Genghis Khan
was like George Washington!"
According to legend, after a long day of battle,
Khan's mighty army would sit around a campfire
to celebrate their successes.
The Mongols would prepare slices of meats
and vegtables by slicing
them with their razor sharp swords.
They would them cook their food
by rotating it with their swords
or wooden sticks on their overturned
shields that were heated by a blazing fire.
It was also rumored that
if Genghis was not pleased with his dinner
he would behead the cook!
Today, here at Khan's Grill, we are proud
to continue the Mongolian tradition but
don't worry since you prepare
your own combinations no one will behead you!