Sunday, April 19, 2015

Secret Mongolian menu at Let's Jam

. Let's Jam looks like a hole-in-the-wall cafe with usual cafe fare like sandwiches and pastries and cakes, but it's run by friendly Mongolians (some of whom can speak Korean, apparently) and they are preparing a Mongolian menu. During my early 2015-April trip the menu wasn't official yet, but they have pictures behind the register and you just have to go up to the counter and ask for Mongolian food.
I ordered an Ice Chai Tea Latte with soy milk (part of their regular menu) and a half order of dumplings. It was just $10.

A half order of their deep fried dumplings (banshtai shol, I think) is three large, thin dumplings with a thin layer of beef inside. Kind of like flat empanadas. Tastes sort of like Chinese food, so it might not be as interesting to Asians. About 1/3 meat, 2/3 fried-to-golden-brown chewy dough.
Comes with token salad like a slay with vinegar but no mayo. Use of bottled sauces optional. If I remember correctly, I was offered sriracha chili sauce and Bragg Liquid Aminos Soy Sauce to which they had added cloves of garlic.

Cheap food (especially when the $10 includes a drink) good for a light meal.

My Ice Chai Tea Latte came in a big plastic mug (the sort they use for bubble tea) which they had filled absolutely to the brim (bonus points!) such that the lid couldn't be put on. Not too much ice, either. Nice!

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