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From Misrepresented to Authentic: Introducing Real Mongolian Food to Australia

Let's face it, Mongolian cuisine has gotten a bad rap in Australia. When you hear the term "Mongolian food," what comes to mind? If you're like most people, you probably envision Mongolian sizzling beef or Mongolian barbecue. But those dishes actually have nothing to do with Mongolian cuisine! As a Mongolian restaurant in Australia, we're here to set the record straight. Our goal is to introduce customers to the authentic flavours and cooking methods of Mongolian food and reclaim the name "Mongolian" in the culinary world.


First things first: let's talk about Mongolian sizzling beef. Despite what the name suggests, this dish is not from Mongolia. In fact, it's believed to have originated in Taiwan in the 1950s and has nothing to do with Mongolian cuisine. So when you come to our restaurant, don't expect to find it on the menu! Instead, we offer dishes like buuz (steamed dumplings), hu-shur (meat pockets), Tsuvan (Mongolian stir-fried noodles), Horhog etc. These dishes are staples of Mongolian cuisine and will give you a true taste of our country's flavours.


But it's not just about the food. As a restaurant, we also strive to create an immersive experience for our customers. That's why we wear traditional Mongolian clothes during dinners. Not only do our staff members look the part, but they can also explain the origins and cooking methods of our dishes better than any Mongolian could. And let's be real, there's nothing quite like being served by someone in traditional attire. It adds a whole new dimension to the dining experience!

But why stop at clothes? We believe that the human touch is essential to any high-end restaurant experience. That's why we've created an atmosphere that fosters connections between our customers and staff. We want to create a sense of community and make our customers feel like they're part of something special. Whether it's chatting with the waiter about the history of Mongolian cuisine or sharing a dish with a stranger at a communal table, we want our restaurant to be a place where people feel welcomed and


valued.

Of course, we know that not everyone is familiar with Mongolian cuisine. That's why we encourage our customers to ask questions and try new things. We're always happy to provide suggestions and guide our customers through the menu. And if you're really adventurous, we even offer the option to try a traditional Mongolian drink called Airag or a cocktail made with Airag. It's a fermented mare's milk beverage that's beloved by many

Mongolians. We understand that it might not be everyone's cup of tea, but if you're up for a unique culinary experience, we highly recommend giving it a try.


At the end of the day, our goal at the Mongolian restaurant is simple: we want to introduce customers to the real flavours and cooking methods of Mongolian cuisine. We're proud of our culture and want to share it with the world. But it's not just about the food – we also strive to create an immersive experience for our customers that's both welcoming and educational. We believe that by doing so, we can not only promote Mongolian cuisine but also foster connections between people from different backgrounds. So the next time you're in town, come visit us and experience authentic Mongolian cuisine for yourself! We are at Naadam Restaurant, 98 Corinna St, Phillip ACT 2606

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