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I've been to a couple of bars, mainly up-market, in Mongolia, and none of them seemed to have airag (fermented horse milk) in the drinks list. I was able to drink some airag at a ger next to a highway which was advertised by a sign hand-written in Mongolian, however.

Is it possible to order airag in bars?

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  • @pnuts I visited late August early September. – Andrew Grimm Dec 9 '16 at 13:34
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    The only time I had it was at a private home. – MastaBaba Dec 9 '16 at 15:09
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Generally speaking, no. Airag is a seasonal, niche, perishable product, that as far as I can tell is not commercially produced and is hence not regularly available at supermarkets, liquor stores or bars.

Visiting Ulaanbaatar just before the Naadam festival a few years ago, I did see a few pop-up stalls selling the stuff, but generally it's made at home and only sold where produced.

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In the picture above, the airag was produced in the ger (yurt) it was sold in, more specifically in the blue plastic barrel in the background. Эрүүл мэндийн төлөө!

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I had airag from a roadside ger (that was obviously tourist-friendly) in Ulan Bataar years ago, in late July or early August.

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