Mongolian BBQ "Boodog" - CRAZY Nomadic Food in Mongolia | SUPER RARE Mongolian Food!!Feb 27, 2020
Welcome to chopstick travel. I'm Luke Martin and today we're in Mongolia. Mongolia is famous for all sorts of things. But
, is certainly not one of those things. So we take it as a challenge to come here and show you the food culture of the
, is certainly not one of those things. So we take it as a challenge to come here and show you the food culture of the
nomadicMongolians and in the first episode of today's episode we start off strong with a real Mongolian barbecue known as bulldog using ancient
nomadicrecipes that you don't want to miss, it will be
crazyday so make sure you stay tuned till the end to see us. Try this famous Mongolian dish.
And by the way, this is where we slept last night. It's called gear. Let's take a look inside. I just slept very well. It's very quiet here and we woke up this morning and we're having this fresh milk tea. She just milked the cats this morning Nutritious and We are getting ready to go to the room for this first episode So yesterday we drove five hours on all the dirt roads to the far north of Mongolia to live with this nomadic family On the team for the next six nights we'll be sleeping here and doing all this with our ger who is a tour company and they also have a youtube channel which you can check out below so we're going to meet up with my friend Java from our car and we're off to Another march to meet the other nomad family who is going to cook the Bulldog today So we just had breakfast and it's time to go We drove about an hour more into the countryside to the Bulldog master's house We are going to meet the family now.
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We've just met some of the family, but now we'll meet the Master Bulldog, the chef. We brought him a big bottle of vodka and also some sweets from Japan and some things for the children. Go in the team and find him. You know, what do you know? So I'm having a traditional greeting with Master Bulldog, and he just handed me this stone snuff bottle, which is snuff. So when you meet someone and greet them, it's a tradition here to take some snuff, put it on your finger and smell it. I've never done this before. Hmm, okay.
Thanks Ok ok I got it right that was very interesting it has a really unique smell. Pleased to meet you. So I've met up with the last few residents and it's time to go find our goat for the Buddha. Luckily this boudic master is also a goat herder and for boudic we need a goat So let's go to the mountains and capture a goat for ourselves. I'm not exactly sure what to expect. We were on the hillside now and I'm with the pastor. They just brought the goats using a motorcycle. It was a really cool sight, but we're going to go outside and try to catch a goat.
I don't know how this is going to go. I really don't know what to do, but I hope you can do it for me. Come on, okay. So specifically we're trying to get a brown goat. Apparently, when you cook the bull hook. It gets more golden and crispy on the outside if you use a brown goat. So yeah, catching a goat is hard enough, but now I mean. 50% of them or edit the question Okay now let's go for the goat Oh Okay Okay let it go Oh shit that was
crazywe're at a pretty high elevation.
So the air rotates to make it harder. We actually let it slide because it was a bit too small. Let's get a different goat, the shepherds will get it. That's crazy. We just came down from the mountain. We have our goat, the shepherd chose a different coat for us, it's a little bigger and now it's starting to get real. I had never seen anything like it before. This is the traditional way of killing a goat and although it's a little unsettling that's how people survive here it hangs a little high someone we don't go. Oh yeah, that was that Was it the real deal?
Only the Bulldog master can slaughter the goat. There are many rules in Mongolian culture about who can do it. So in the right hands, it was kind of hard to watch. So after the slaughter the slaughter begins it's pretty unique way he's doing it so he actually hangs the goat on a pole by its head and carefully peels the skin off but as you'll see it's not going to do no incision in the skin because the skin of the goat will actually be used to cook the dish cooked inside the skin. So we're going to wait for him to cut the rest and cut it down a bit because it's a bit graphic.
So you look good today, what are you doing? I have in my treatment, which is the traditional one you are here in Mongolia, I do not see many people using it. But since we're eating traditional foods and really trying to experience everything like they would in the past. We decided to wear them and Luke too where I get to Mine is slightly different than Sabrina's it's just a shortcut and it's for the mail and then the hat Well I like this hat so much It takes a master to carve this goat the particular way I do it we need for the Bulldog because the skin will be used as a cooking container.
You have to be careful not to pierce the skin at all and after you get past the ribs you actually have to get in with just your hand and no vision and just feeling and carving with a knife So this guy has been doing it since he was 10 . old nowadays It's not a common dish, people don't cook it like him now, it's very interesting to watch. down now through the torso. It seems very difficult. So the environment that we're in now is like a small ranch community and there are horses everywhere, just roaming free grazing. Very beautiful and they are not the only animals.
There are baby cows and goats. Up on the mountainside and Completely quiet out here I can't hear a thing. It's just animal noises and it's absolutely beautiful. The slaughter process is quite advanced. We're about 45 minutes in and they just removed all the organs and in the mangal culture. The animal is sacred. So nothing will go to waste today. We are going to eat most of the meat, but the family will also eat all those organs later. So the slaughter is done and we have to build the fire to cook the Bulldog and we have these stones so they will be an essential part of the cooking process.
We will heat them on the fire here and use them to cook the goat. So the goat has been perfectly slaughtered, it doesn't have any punctures and this thing is going to be stuffed with all of its meat, but that was absolutely amazing. Very masterfully curved. Okay, man. That was something I definitely didn't expect. After completely removing everything from the inside, this chef needed to check if there were any holes in the skin. So he actually blew up that goat like a balloon. There's no other way to put it, he literally blew it up like a balloon and we've confirmed no punctures, actually a hole was left and it was So he ended up tying it up and covering it with his hands, so that was very interesting a lot of work for a plate, not?
Yes. Well, the goats are huge, so it takes a long time. How many hours have we been at it? Do you believe? This hasn't even started cooking, so the preparation itself is quite a long process. Bulldog is not strictly goat but actually here in Mongolia they use Marmot to make this dish but recently it became illegal to use Marmot because marmots are actually carriers of bubonic plague. . So, just a few months ago, some people died from the groundhog infestation. So that's why we're using the goat today. The goat is still stuffed with a ton of meat.
But he has removed quite a few bones with a bit of meat attached. We are doing the last final steps of the slaughter Before we start filling it with the meat and the hot stones and we also tie it around the neck with a rope so after it is stuffed we seal it so everything gets cooked Let's get started You know So we just washed them stuffed the goat with all the meat we layered the meat then hot stone then meat hot stone also some veggies I think it was carrots and potatoes some onions some salt but the process was relatively simple just stuffed that stuff full of all those ingredients.
Yeah, New University, psych yourself up. So the next step after the Bulldog is tied up and everything is packed is to burn the fur on the outside. So he's got this kind of huge flamethrower and he's burning all that hair off. out behind me. So cool. What do you think of mr. Brina? Oh, I don't know, it's crazy. I can't believe you have to do so much work just for a goat, but I think it will all be worth it. It's crazy to see that they don't go with a blowtorch. don't forget this thing is cooking on the inside too and now it's also cooking on the outside with the torch.
So two cooking methods. I think it's going to be very tasty. They've been doing this for a while, we're probably four to five hours into the whole process and they've been burning this for probably an hour and 15 minutes. It's pretty intense. they are removing all the hair and slowly scraping the perk hair and down to the skin only they just want a big chunk of fat on top of the coat and they are torch burning it so it melts all over the goa body and they're going to use that to burn the skin We're done with the burning process Next step is to clean all the charred bits With a little water off the skin and I think it's kind of done This is now clean and we're going to move into the kit the one we're going to transport him in.
So we've moved inside and we've got the complete Bulldog here and we're really just removing the legs. You can't eat this part. Apparently, inside this thing will be maybe a liter or two of soup. We don't put water on it. It's just the oil, the fat, and all the water that was in that meat. That has been released. Oh, and look, he's throwing it off the rocks. He is going to pull out another stone. That was right on this leg here one of those hot stones Wow oh man you can smell that meat and you can see all the vegetables in there you can see the stones Carrots and tons of meat look how big that skin is.
Yeah. So I think they're going to start removing the meat. Some of it may not have been cooked long enough. So some pieces will have to be cooked again later, but some are fine, okay? Okay, the chef just handed me one of the hot stones. It is still very hot and this is good for healing. It is a kind of therapeutic massage. Oh man. They are very hot Wow And we do yes it was really good Sometimes we can do some cheek So these stones are actually from the river they are very smooth on the outside and Other stones maybe from the lake or something will break but these ones these go After you can see all that soup in there.
Ah, yes, you see that yes. Good. Thanks. So we have some soup, look at that. It's
superoily. Very very oily. Probably mostly just oil. You can smell the goat. Let me try it Wow That's phenomenal You can taste all those vegetables in there Really meaty a little bit salty and it completely coats your mouth and that oil that's a rich soup Wow and you're smoky do that it's
supersuper good So we're cutting a little of the skin The charred skin of the goat the Buddha And there are still tons of meat here. You can see some of the onions we put in, and there's still a lot of juice left in here.
We've got a mountain of meat on the bone that looks great and then back here. We have all the potatoes and carrots that were in there as well, so I have a nice piece of meat that just broke up for me. This is going to be my first time trying meat. Oh yes, it's a little hard, but it has a lot of juice inside. Let me have one of these, I think this is like the prime rib, not too much meat. But this stuff is probably pretty good. Oh yeah so we're all smoky we're all digging it's something to see me oh that's a nice piece Okay check it out Wow it definitely has that little goat flavor but it's not game 'cause this is basically so fresh as it gets Awesome this is like a vegan nightmare right now.
Let me try one of the vegetables, the carrot here. Such a hearty meal. We also have some bread butter pickles There's like turkey dinner This is extremely tough with the veggies and in there it feels like something I've had since my childhood but this is very different This is amazing We have all different types of the goat all the different pieces but my favorite is all this bone-in stuff like these ribs are really good It was like fat oil that's really delicious So while maybe the preparation might scare you off the flavor is honestly amazing The meat just fell off of the bone We're pulling out this billy goat in front of us.
Excuse me, it's not the prettiest thing I've ever seen, but it sure is tasty. I think we're almost full now. . There are eight of us here and we're not even close to finishing this, so it's going to last. Relax watching the horses go by. What a first experience with Mongolian food. our dish was a unique experience This is the real world here. So let's go back to our ger and wrap up the episode What a Believable Experience Our First Day Here in Mongolia. Yes, and one for the books. Yes. It was a crazy experience the whole process from the live goat to the final product.
What an amazing thing to see and it's an ancient recipe that only a few Mongolians know how to make. people in the world know how to cook this Yeah, and the guy co-chairing today was just amazing. He was so tasty. Yes very good. Seeing and eating with the family was veryfunny, even though we don't speak the same language. They were all having a great time. So that was our first day of shooting and I'm sure the videos are going to be a bit all over the place. But I hope the next few videos will start to get into our groove.
We're still getting our feet under ourselves here in Mongolia. It is a very unique culturally unique country. Yeah, it was a lot of fun today, it was amazing. Yes, tell us below what you thought looks the most delicious. Obviously we just tried the Bulldog, but let me know if you'd try it yourself. I would have to say that this soup was my favorite part by far. Yes the soup was so tasty. But just the meat alone and you're eating with your hands and just scooping it out. Hands up, be so unique. It is fun. We have a whole series coming from Mongolia, all in collaboration with art ger.
They have a YouTube channel with all kinds of great Mongolian videos so you can check out their stuff in the description box. We are back on our team. So I think we're going down yeah subscribe. Press the bell icon. See you in the next episode Chopstick travel. Yes ok. Bye
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