Photographer's Note

Mutton cooked with hot stones in a container

At the camp this is the place where it was done, I was absent

Khorkhog is probably the most exciting mongolian dish, and one of the tastiest ones. The meat of a sheep (sometimes less) is cooked together with vegetables in a closed container, with the help of heated stones.
For a large Khorkhog, a metal milk container is normally used.
For smaller amounts, other containers serve just as well, in our case two normal cooking bowls put on top of each other.
The heat of the stones and the stove together results in a uniform cooking process.
With a decent fire, that should take about an hour. The animal dung esed as fuel has no influence on the final taste of the food. It is an ecologically source of energy, which is used in most steppe or desert regions for this purpose.

I like grilled meat, it tasted as it has been boiled, Ughhhhh

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