Mongolian Food and the early Nomads
With a big chunk of the population still clinging to a traditional existence, Mongolia is a country where you can still witness a relatively untouched way of life little changed over centuries. Here are ten interesting facts you might not have known about this incredible country.
Early Mongolian Food Sources
The nomads that live in Mongolia sustain primarily from products that are derived from cattle, sheep, horses, and yaks, which are domesticated. Meat is mostly cooked or used in soups and dumplings. The large percentage of animal fat in Mongolian diets helps the natives to withstand the cold and also work outdoors.
The milk and cream derived from these animals are used to make diverse beverages, cheese, and other such products.
Food in Mongolia is affected by its extreme continental climate, because of which the diet primarily comprises of meat, dairy products, and animal fats. Spices and vegetables are served but in limitation. Because of the country’s history with China and Russia, the cuisine is influenced but both cultures.
While in Mongolia there is no escaping the food…you have to eat sometimes right??? We found that while not bursting with flavor, much of it was quite edible and even sometimes tasty! You never know, if you don’t try new things how will you ever discover new foodie favorites…..do you like Mutton???