Inner-Mongolia DiningInner-Mongolia Dining
For its geography position and habitation, the cuisine in Inner-Mongolia features the venison. The Mongolia prairie is rich in all kinds of venison such as wild chicken, potherb, wild fungus and so on. The most outstanding cates are Baked whole sheep, Baked Gigot, Hand-tore Mutton, Crème, etc.. While eating the meat, you could taste its kumiss, surely the flavor will be a long aftertaste.
The five-star restaurant such as Xin Cheng Hotel, on No.40 Hulun South Road, Hohhot, the Mongolian Khan’s Banquet, Erdos Wedding Banquet, Happy Nadam Fair Banquet and Zhaojun Banquet offered traditional Mongolian tastes, especially the Roasted whole sheep.
Malaqin Restaurant serves Mongolian style food. Specialties here include roasted mutton leg, roasted mutton tail, mutton barbeque, hand-tore mutton, and many other dishes.
Gufengxuan Restaurant is an old establishment featuring Muslim dishes. It enjoys a good reputation locally. There are more than 150 kinds of delicacies such as mince pie, mutton barbeque, roasted beef, sesame mutton, etc. It is located in Zhongshan West Road.
Roasted Whole Sheep
It is the traditional cuisine to entertain the honoured guest or to celebrate the grand pageant in Mongolia. The sheep is selected aboratively, about 20 kilogramme each one. The whole shape is dressed, stuffed with seasonings such as shallot, ginger, salt, etc., then baked. The cuisine keeps the complete shape of the sheep, kneeled down in a square trencher, and is prized for the fresh color, crispy skin, and tender, aromatic meat.
Baked Gigot is one of the traditional Inner-Mongolia cuisines. It is so famous for its delicious and the origin from the National Hero Genghis Khan’s admiration. The Baked Gigot is quicker and more delicious than the whole baked sheep. Gash the cross on the skin, add carrot thread, shredded celery, shallot thread, ginger, tomato, pepper, sauce, refined salt and bree, then roast about for 4 hours in the oven. Its nice sculpt and fragrant taste are highly appreciated.
Handlebar Mutton, as the name suggests, means that the mutton is taken by hand directly. It had been the essential food for the Herdsman to serve guests It will be a deeply pity if you don’t taste the Handlebar Mutton in you grassland tour. Divided the mutton into several pieces according to the articulations, then boil in the soup, when the mutton changes color, it could be taken.
Millet Stir-fried in Butter
Millet Stir-fried in Butter means Mongolian millet in Mongolian. Dip the millet in water, after steam, fry and grind, the rip millet is made-up. It could be eaten in several methods, for example, mix it with butter, crème, cheese, mutton and beef or mix without any thing, aromatic all the same.
Crème means white food in Chinese. Boil the fresh milk in slow fire, after a layer of fat coagulates on the surface, stir up in chopsticks , dry hung in aeration place, then the crème is completed. It is the distillate of the milk, sweet and aromatic, with abundant nutrition.
Also called butter with white or yellow colors. Ferment the fresh milk into yoghourt, whisk, then the musby white ghee is separated. Boil the white ghee until the water is vaporized. The color became into yellow, so called yellow ghee. Its fragrance is attractive.
Kumiss, the traditional belly-wash of llano, has been passed down two thousands of years. The Kumiss is cool, refreshing and with lower alcoholicity, besides, it also has the function of dispelling cold, and strengthen stomach. Especially in summer, it is the best time to drink Kumiss, and the aromatic waves to everywhere.
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