Mongolian cuisine

Mongolian cuisine from westerner's point of view.


A growing pile of sheep bones sits in a bucket in the back of the ger like bloody cord wood. My guide and a family of Mongolian nomads are preparing my dinner, the long-awaited Mongolian barbecue.

It isn't long-awaited because I am in the back of beyond, sitting in a Mongolian tent rubbing against a sand dune smack dab in the middle of the most sparsely populated country on Earth. And it's not because I've grown up eating the sweet-tangy variety of grilled meats and sauces on a broad Mongolian grill.

I'm salivating because Mongolia is the Gobi desert of world cuisine, and I want something, anything, that tastes good.

What is Mongolian cuisine? Read more http://www.denverpost.com/food/ci_18547150

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