在内蒙古吃羊肉

While in Inner Mongolia we had the opportunity to try Mongolian food.  It was pretty expensive for Chinese food but we were in the middle of nowhere and pretty damn hungry so the only place we could find was this tourist trap.

Milk Cracker
One of the various foods made from milk.

They started by serving us Mongolian tea.  Once again I was reminded of Tibet – turns out Mongolians drink butter tea as well.  The tea was served with several other things made from milk – some small crackers, cakes and biscuits.

Mongolian Tea
Mongolian tea comes served with various extras.

We started out with Mongolian vegetables.  Or Mongolian vegetation.  It tasted like grass.  Don’t ask me how I know what grass tastes like…

Mongolian Vegetation
Tastes just like grass.

We ordered a bunch of lamb meat and dug in.  The lamb was pretty fresh – we were in Spring after all.  I volunteered to do the carving, which it turns out is extremely difficult with two knives and a round bowl.

Lamb
Lamb meat!

They also had blood sausages – basically like black pudding from back home.

Blood Sausage
In my country we call it black pudding…

And that’s what it’s like to eat food in a yurt in Inner Mongolia.  It was pretty expensive tourist trap, but at least our bellies were full.

Yurt
Waiting for a taxi.