Menu: Mongolia

Ava-eats-Mongolia

Don't look for bad things in the good that you do. { Mongolian Proverb } I know what some of you are thinking right this very moment: "Mongolia... what on earth is she going to make from Mongolia that I'd like?"  I know because that's what my very own Mr. Picky said moments before I presented this simple menu. Cooking him meat would have been too easy. He'd automatically love it. Instead, I went with a vegan carrot salad (what!) and an amazing salty green tea. I wanted to give him … [Read more...]

About the food in Mongolia

Monastery in Mongolia. Photo by Bouette.

After the hot, sweaty day I had yesterday, a little stove top travel to the central Asian country called Mongolia is a welcome retreat. Even though the Gobi desert sprawls through southern Mongolia, she is best known for her long, cold winters (especially in the the mountainous north and on the dry, grassy steppes, where temperatures can dip way into - 40 F). Very little grows in dry, chilly Mongolia, but that's okay. Instead, people rely on an intensely meaty diet. And for good reason - 30% … [Read more...]