For this week, I decided to order food online. After checking grubhub I decided to order Mongolian food from Chen’s. The food was well priced and came rather quickly. I ordered the Mongolian Lo Mein and it was rather good, I would definitely consider ordering from here again.
Mongolian food is an interesting hybrid between Chinese and Russian food due to its location. The location of Mongolia presents an interesting setting for the cuisine. Primarily consisting of dairy products, meats, and animal fats the Mongolian diet is heavily reliant on cattle, horses, camel, yaks, sheep, goats and sometimes game. The animal fat is necessary to keep warm in the extreme cold. The cuisine lacks most vegetables and spices.
Most Mongolians are self-supporting therefore there are places called gers located along the roadside that run similar to simple restaurants. It is expected upon entering a ger that one will accept the food offered to them and it is rude to refuse to even try what is offered.
One traditional Mongolian dish is cooked mutton, which is cooked sheep without any other ingredients. Different types of dumplings are especially popular; they include types that are filled with meat, deep fried in mutton fat, or boiled in steam. Another popular dish is the combination of meat in noodles or soups. There is a unique method of cooking that is used on special occasions which involves meat getting cooked on hot stones.
Horse meat is popular in Mongolia and sold in grocery stores
Mongolian garbage trucks sound like ice-cream vans.
The Mongolian people like drinking sour milk, instead of drinking fresh milk.
Vodka is very popular due to the close proximity to Russia