Originally Posted by Eason
The Mongorian restaurants I've been to were below average at best. Weird potato dishes with milk, lamb brain, even oilier takes on oily Chinese food... never considered looking into it further, maybe I should.
We do have have a few milk type dishes yes, which I quite like, especially mutton dipped in milk tea. Some dishes can be a bit salty, but that is the style. Rabbit is a popular dish as well. Never had lamb brain. The only time I've found something similar to that, was pig brain hotpot in Shanghai. Although in Shanghai and the surrounding provinces, they eat a lot of seemingly odd animal parts, like pig ears, chicken feet, intestines from various animals, duck tongues.... I called it 'imperialist titbits'
, a reference to the Monty Python movie Life of Brian...."dog's tongues, otter's noses, occelot spleens, wren's livers, chaffinch brains, jaguar's earlobes". BTW it's quite difficult to be a vegetarian in Inner Mongolia, unless one is content with just rice, aubergines, carrots and potatoes.