Asian Food Primer: Mongolian Food
by David Johnson
Asian Foods Guide
Common ingredients and popular dishes of various cultures.
Nomadic horsemen of Central Asia, Mongolians learned to live off their animal herds. Meat dominates their diet and traditionally only vegetables that could survive such a cold climate were grown. Today, Mongolians are mostly settled.
meat, especially lamb, cheese, milk, and yogurt. Breads, and some vegetables, especially potato, cabbage, and onions
lamb in spices with rice and chutney; everyone, including children, drinks hot tea with butter and roasted barley added