As travelers, we reserve the right to lengthen or shorten our trip in a particular country. Mongolia is one those countries. Our culinary trip will be very short there.
In our naivety, we thought Mongolian cuisine would be delightful. After all, we love our HuHot Mongolian Grill and that must mean the country is similar. It could be if you took away all the flavor and sauces available for the noodles and meat.
Due to the location of Mongolia, geography, and harsh winter, the cuisine consists of mainly dairy products, meat, and lots of fat. Very few vegetables due to the terrain. True traditional recipes are based around simplicity: water, meat, fat, and maybe noodles without any condiments.
Thus, we will be just spending one night in this rural country and will be fasting
because most of it looks so tasteless or icky like innards for reflection.
Normally, we sign off with a regional translation of the Good Luck which seems more than apt here. Shockingly though, I found how to say “I wish you the very best of luck” in Mongolian and we really do: