Mongolians drink hot tea rather than coffee. Their hot tea or Suutei tsai is salted milk with hardly any trace of tea. What is a coffee drinker to do when in Mongolia especially when staying at a ger camp away from cafés and restaurants?
Drink milk tea!
Milk tea was served with every meal including breakfast at the ger camp we stayed in for two nights, located at the Terelj National Park, two hours away from Ulaan Bataar.
On the table were instant coffee powder, powdered milk and sugar along with hot water in thermoses. The good thing about this method of serving coffee was you could control the amount of instant coffee powder, powdered milk and sugar. For a strong cup of coffee add lots of instant coffee powder and little powdered milk.
Breakfast was bread, jam, local made cereal and a freshly made omelet with sausages and Mongolian pancakes. This breakfast was catered to foreign tourists because the locals usually eat boiled mutton with rice and milk.
Have you been to Mongolia?