Oats are a nutritious, low-yield crop which are resistant to both saline-alkaline and the cold, and have a short growth period.
Dried milk cake is a common dairy food in a Mongolian herdsman's home. It is coagulated and fermented using cow's milk, goat's milk, or horse milk.
Mongolian milk tea, also known as Suutei Tsai, is a traditional Mongolian hot drink.
Roast whole lamb is a traditional Inner Mongolian dish, originating from the nomadic peoples of Northwest China.
Shaomai, also known as shumai, is a kind of traditional Chinese dumpling which originated from Inner Mongolia autonomous region in the latter years of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Shumai has since been introduced to all provinces and regions in China.
Hohhot's food lovers say that millet stir-fried in butter means Mongolian millet.