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Mongolian Cuisine: BOODOG

Updated: Nov 18, 2023

Traditional Boodog Recipe - A Unique Mongolian Cuisine Experience

Just imagine, these goats are fed by grass grown in [Mongolia] one of countries of coldest winter, meaning that those grass are cyclic and freshly grown, containing full of minerals and vitamins. The taste of free range goat meat is just incredibly delicious for Mongolian Cuisine. And the dish is cooked INSIDE the skin with super heated stones developing unique deliciousness. What else is cooked inside the skin ? It's not a chicken skin that falls apart. The goat skin is slow cooked. Also, they did not add any artificial ingredients or flavour. Everything is so naturally cooked and the cooking method develops the perfect taste. What else is cooked by heated stones ? Considering these facts, just imagine how delicious it could be. I did taste it and it's out of the world. Even though it's subjective judgement, It is definitely one of the top dishes in the world.

Embark on a culinary adventure with this traditional Boodog recipe, a cornerstone of Mongolian cuisine. Known for its distinctive cooking method, Boodog is not just a dish; it's a cultural experience, offering a taste of the nomadic lifestyle of Mongolia.

Boodog - Traditional Mongolian Cuisine
Boodog - Traditional Mongolian Cuisine

Ingredients for Boodog - Amazing Mongolian Cuisine

  • 1 whole goat or marmot (substitute with leg of lamb or beef for accessibility)

  • Salt and pepper for seasoning

  • Aromatic herbs like thyme, rosemary, or bay leaves

  • Smooth, round stones (fist-sized)

Equipment Needed

  • Fire source (barbecue grill or fire pit)

  • Heat-resistant gloves

  • Container for heating stones

Step-by-Step Guide to Making Boodog

1. Preparing the Meat:

  • Clean and gut the animal if using whole, or prepare the leg of lamb/beef.

  • Season the inside with salt, pepper, and herbs.

2. Heating the Stones:

  • Heat the stones in the fire until red-hot, approximately one hour.

3. The Cooking Process:

  • Place the hot stones inside the meat cavity or incisions.

  • Sew up the opening or cover incisions.

  • Cook over the fire or in a pit, covered with more stones, for several hours.

4. Serving the Dish:

  • Once cooked, cut and serve the meat.

  • Share the cooled, greasy stones as per tradition.

Safety Tips and Alternative Methods

  • Safety: Always use heat-resistant gloves and exercise caution.

  • Alternative Cooking: Replicate the method in an oven for a similar roasted effect.


This Boodog recipe brings the essence of Mongolian cuisine to your home. Whether you're a culinary enthusiast or a lover of cultural experiences, this dish is a must-try. Enjoy the unique flavors and cooking style that make Mongolian cuisine so special!

Keywords: Mongolian Cuisine, Traditional Boodog Recipe, Mongolian Barbecue, Unique Cooking Methods, Cultural Culinary Experience

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