Mongolian food is (usually) terrible and due to the climate and huge pastures based on meat, primarily mutton, yak and horse. Since Mongols don’t eat young ones, the meat could be sometimes strong in taste (mutton). The second part is dairy products such as aaruul (dried cheese), yogurt, yak butter and of course airag (fermented horse milk). The cuisine is quite heavy and not much for vegetarians. The supply of fruits and vegetable especially out of towns is short. We had a lot of Mongolian dishes, but truth is, cuisine won’t be the thing to remember Mongolia. We sometimes ran off into Korean cuisine, which is very popular in Ulaanbaatar and our one of the world’s favorite.
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