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Edible flowers in Assam

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Bitter flowers are [eaten] in Asia. In Assam, northeast India, these flowers are used as food. It's simply made and tasty ; village people like these flowers. They are unique vegetables -- called... Read more

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What Is Mongolian Cuisine? Going Beyond the BBQ

A Mongolia man holds a cup of airag, a traditional liquor, in Mongolia.
Airag, a traditional drink in Mongolia.

Say Mongolian food and the first thing that comes to mind is probably a modern chain restaurant. I mean, who doesn’t love a 20-foot, all-you-can-eat buffet filled with raw meat, fresh veggies, and concoct-your-own sauce? Add the excitement of a wannabe-ninja chef cooking on a 500-degree flat top grill, and you’ve got a fun and tasty dining experience. Toss in a raw egg and marvel as the chef expertly cracks and fries it with shiny three-foot tongs.
 

However, not only is “Mongolian barbecue” not really BBQ; it’s not actually Mongolian either. It was invented by a Taiwanese man in Beijing and brought to Mongolia by an American company. The first U.S. franchise to open in Mongolia, in 2005, BD’s Mongolian Barbeque brought this dining concept to the capital city of Ulaanbaatar. The bright, modern restaurant located in the central Sukhbaatar district features a full bar plus a wide selection of salads and desserts to accompany your main course.

So what IS Mongolian food?

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    Despite the predominant Mormon culture, and famously arcane alcohol laws that until recently required bars to put up visual barriers on bars to shield diners from seeing behind the bar (to thwart temptation...

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    Fish cakes are another super popular menu item at lots of South Shore restaurants, though the fish to potato ratio clearly varies a lot. Typically made of salt fish (like haddock or cod) and potato,...

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    Sel roti are sometimes called Nepali doughnuts because they are rings of sweet, deep-fried dough. However, we think doughnuts aren’t the best comparison: Sel roti are only slightly sweet, and the...

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  • Edible flowers in Assam

    Assam India

    puranibhita

    Bitter flowers are [eaten] in Asia. In Assam, northeast India, these flowers are used as food. It's simply made and tasty ; village people like these flowers. They are unique vegetables -- ca…    Read more
  • Chicken in stone pot

    Nyingchi

    kyragtt

    While traveling to Nyingchi, Tibet, you can't miss the local specialty food: stone pot chicken! There are many restaurants selling stone pot chicken in Lulang town, so it is also called …    Read more
  • Balut in Kuwait

    ahmadhi kuwait

    starviver

    Trying a local dish in any new country is always both challenging and exciting. Every so often, however, you encounter something that raises the bar to levels which you thought you may never enco…    Read more
  • Taliwang Chicken

    Taliwang, Sumbawa

    starviver

    On my first trip to Indonesia to visit my wife (who spoke limited English), I spoke not a word of Bahasa and quickly learned that English is not at all common on the remote island of Mataram. Wit…    Read more

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