Are you ready to dine on Mongolian cuisine in Sydney? Mongolia is a country south of Russia and north of China. Most of the residents here are nomadic, which means they travel the country rather than staying in a fixed location. One of the reasons they keep moving is to take their livestock to greener pastures, and if you head to Mongolia yourself, you’ll soon realise there are many pastures! Other than desert, much of the country features rolling hills and a large stretches of green grass.
The local Mongolian cuisine includes a lot of meat, including sheep, goats and cattle. Many of the traditional dishes are similar to those in Russia, but in some areas there are Chinese and other Asian influences. In the winter, expect heavy dishes to warm your soul, and remember than Mongolian locals live in little huts, called ghers, so they need a good feed to keep warm.
If you are wanting to try Mongolian food in Sydney, the main attraction is the Genghis Khan Mongolian BBQ Restaurant. Don’t expect the food to be overly authentic and in line with food you’d find in Mongolia, however you will certainly be treated to a unique dining experience, and there are few other restaurants in Sydney like it.
You can enjoy the Genghis Khan Mongolian BBQ Restaurant yourself at Shop 15-16, 30a Lime Street, King Street Wharf in Sydney. When you get there you can pick your own ingredients including thinly cut meats, vegetables and crispy noodles. Add your spices and the chef will cook it all up for you quickly. And the best part? For one price you can fill your plate up as many times as you’d like.
Kazbah on Darling
379 Darling Street, Balmain (02 9555 7067)
See also Alhambra Cafe and Tapas Bar in our Spanish restaurant section.