Place of Origin: Taiwan (popular variant) and Mongolia (authentic variant)
Though the name might sound confusing, the Mongolian-style barbecue that we popularly see in restaurants didn’t actually originate in Mongolia. To top it off, it isn’t even barbecue! The popular Mongolian BBQ is actually a crafty name given to some delicious Asian stir-fry cuisine, made to order with an assortment of vegetables, meats, and sauces used!
So why is this barbecue style included? Because the authentic Mongolian BBQ, which is both Mongolian and barbecue, deserves the attention. The original Mongolian BBQ has rich, brothy dishes that are perfect for Mongolia’s harsh winters.
Some Must-Try Dishes:
Khorkhog is a one-of-a-kind stew made by adding heated stones to sheep/goat meat and vegetables like onions, carrots, cabbage, and turnips. You can also make this at home by following the recipe mentioned in this post.
Another local favorite is Boodog. This is made by stuffing the meat’s carcass with all the vegetables and condiments before barbecuing it. Given the difficulty of this process, your only hope of tasting this delicacy is if you plan on visiting Mongolia!
Head over to our detailed post to learn more about Mongolian BBQ.