TRAVELING WITH NOMADIC FOOD TRADITIONSTHE NOMADS HAS THEIR OWN FOOD TRADITIONS WHICH SUITS PERFECTLY TO ITS LAND AND LIFESTYLE
FOOD PHILOSOPHY OF "GOBI MOUNTAIN LAKE"
Based upon many years sharing the experience of traveling both with foreign citizens and Mongols alike, we combine the knowledge and expertise in order to bring the best foods to our adventures. Choosing the right ingredients for the trip is imperative, and we attach a real pride to meet this requirement for our travelers. The founders of Gobi Mountain Lake LLC brought their energy in order to fulfill your needs while in the Mongolian countryside.
We first studied and compared what foods and meals will be the most adapted for each trip, including both Mongolian traditional recipes and Western meals to meet health and energy for a successful journey. Factors such as the program and activities of the trip, the various locations crossed and temperatures are taken into account to create the most suited menus for everyone. Knowing also every need can be different and specific, we remain flexible to discuss with each of our participants in advance about what to include - or not include - in the diet. We can also adapt the meals of the day according to the conditions we experience and the agreement of the whole group: for example, eating lighter or heavier meals depending on the energy levels or temperatures encountered.
Gobi Mountain Lake established a menu for the activities outdoors, and during the resting times at the Sand Mountain Lodge and camps. A healthy combination of Mongolian and Western delicacies to maximize the taste, bring benefits to the journey such as easy digestion, building strength and energy for the whole day. Most of our travelers prefer vegetarian/plant-based foods as the main source of energy and support during the adventures. To bring the vegetables on location, we do bring a well thought out logistics that will ensure safe and fresh foods at all times. This is guaranteed by modern equipment in the vehicles and on location, including the sealed fridge/canteens, and the support of our team based in Ulaanbaatar.
Now the food is more mixed with European cuisine, which makes the adventure for the western travels an easier experience. The base of food in Mongolia used to be all-around meat and dairy products, but now with new infrastructure and roads being better, we are able to send, receive and use products that were impossible to have in the countryside before. Gobi Mountain Lake has introduced you friendly and experienced cooks, who graduated from Western food expertise, and can also introduce you to the Mongolian traditional food. The concept is made suitable to each travels within Mongolia, both for a practical way and a pleasure to eat and enjoy Natural sites. We prefer certain types of food such as chicken from Orgio brand(Mongolian organic chicken farm) and Mongolian beef meat(pastureland grass-feed beef meat). We do not use pork meat for safety reasons, and also large industrial farms that mass produce and do not reflect a healthy and respectful to the animal conditions.
A MODERN TWIST TO MONGOLIAN TRADITIONAL FOOD
Food is the best way to learn about a country and a culture, while others just find consuming delicious things to be pleasurable. We can all follow guidebooks - whether they be Lonely Planet - but when you travel far away in the countrysides of Mongolia, the best things to eat are the modern twisted traditional foods