With less than two weeks to go until I set sail for (much ado about)melbourne, it's time I recap on the wonders of Mongolia I have yet to 'big up' before now. This week's Things I Will Miss About Mongolia post is a shout out to...
MONGOLIAN MYSTERY MEAT GOODS
aka Meat I Have Eaten That I Possibly Should Not Have Eaten. This post is slightly more poignant given that I (very gently) embraced vegetarianism before getting on a Mongolian Airlines flight almost a year ago. As a general rule, when I go to a place that isn't Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane, I like to eat the food that everyone else eats. In Texas I eat deer jerky, in Dandenong I eat Dandee Donuts and in Mongolia I eat mountains of mutton. Case in point below. Yes, that is one big, old, fatty sheep.
I like to sample the local delicacies, like bull penis in hot pot.
I like to support the manufacture of processed meat goods, particularly those with delicious gelatinous hearts.
I like to eat animals that possibly have the Bubonic Plague.
And, of course, I like to eat the animals most revered by the country I am visiting, particularly in curries or garlic soups. They go faster.