This is the one and only TRUE AUTHENTIC Mongolian cuisine eatery in Singapore. And still it’s from Inner Mongolia.
When you enter into Mongolian Taste along Killiney Road, the only thing Mongolian about the decor was the picture Genghis Khan hanging next to the counter.
自制奶茶Mongolia Milk Tea
Milk tea (Suutei tsai) is the traditional hot drink the Mongolian people like best. No, not the Taiwanese version, but savoury version that Mongolians will give to their guests when they enter their homes. It is made by boiling the water with brick tea and fresh full-cream milk, and Mongolians put salt in their milk tea together with naturally churned butter. The saltiness of the milk tea, while not that salty, was a bit unusual on the first few sips but it can easily get used to afterwards.
千锅有机菜花 Dry Pot Organic Cauliflower
It is not common to get green leafy vegetables in Mongolia because of the bitter cold in the region. It was still snowing when I was there in May. So typically their vegetable usually hardy ones like cauliflower, carrots and broccoli. But this style of cooking is definitely Chinese, and more specifically Sichuan. And it was very authentically Sichuan, if I might add.
糖醋排骨 Sweet and sour pork ribs
This next dish is typical Dongbei style sweet and sour pork, almost like the ones I had there – very sour and oily.
酸菜猪肉手工水饺 Sauerkraut and pork Dumplings
This is not the same as buuz that I came to enjoy so much during my trip in Ulaanbaatar. But nevertheless I love Dongbei jiaozi too. However I could taste that these dumplings were made quite a long time ago as the pork had lost its texture.
手扒羊腿 Hand-stripped Lamb Leg
In general, the cooking methods of Mongolian food are relatively simple, highlighting the freshness of ingredients that are available in the region. This dish is the traditional food which the Mongolian people liked best for thousands of years. The lamb is boiled and only salt is added for seasoning. I loved the chopped jalapeño that came was a condiment. The lamb was really tender and still it was a huge portion and monotonous. Our palates are so spoiled that we forgot how simple things can be delicious too.
Food was not quite authentic Mongolian. Only the lamb was superbly done and hit the spot. Everything else was Northeastern cuisine from Dongbei region in China. The Mongolian lady boss was personally serving every table by herself, and was apologetic all the time for not taking good care of us. She was from Inner Mongolia and had been in Singapore for some time. She even apologised that the Dongbei influence was quite evident in the menu.
The BBQ lamb and other grilled lamb dishes need to be reserved at least 24 hours before. However they do serve Dongbei-style kaorou (BBQ) as well. Will come back and try that as they looked delicious.
Mongolia Taste 蒙古味道
109 Killiney Rd, Singapore 239548
Tel : +65 8440 0004
Visited Jun 2023
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