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Host: Begzsuren

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

USD
$26-$36 per person

Cooking class in a traditional Ger home in the suburbs of Ulaanbaatar

Host offerings
  • Rural farmhouse
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking class
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Begzsuren

Begzsuren and his wife, Mungunsoyombo learned how to cook from an early age, from their families. Mungunsoyombo learned how to make traditional food healthier from her experience in nutritional studies. They live with their three children in a traditional Ger house. Begzsuren and his family have been hosting travelers since 2008 and they enjoy meeting people from all over the world, sharing more about Mongolian food and culture. Begzsuren and Mungunsoyombo are also passionate about traveling, fitness and eating healthy.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-4 guests) This experience takes place in a traditional Ger home in the suburbs of Ulaanbaatar. A Ger is a portable, round tent covered with felt and used as a dwelling place in Central Asia. Begzsuren, Mungunsoyombo and his children will welcomed you with some warm nettle tea that Begzsuren forages from a nearby mountain. After Begzsuren introduces to Mongolian life and culture, join them for a traditional meal that may include dishes such as handmade noodle soup, carrot salad, rice with raisins and steamed dumplings. You will end your experience with a very interesting game called knuckle bone, which a family favorite!

Cooking experience: (1-4 guests) Join Mungunsoyombo for a 1-hour cooking experience and learn to make two traditional Mongolian dishes. Learn to make dishes such as steamed dumplings and noodle soup using fresh ingredients and family recipes.

Notes: English is Begzsuren's second language and he may not always follow what you're saying, so do speak slowly. His children are studying English and enjoy being able to practice their English with travelers. Begzsuren can also prepare a vegetarian meal on request.

Languages spoken: Mongolian, English

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Handmade noodle soup
  • Steamed dumplings
  • Rice with raisins
  • Carrot salad
PERSONALLY VETTED REVIEW
A Traveling Spoon ambassador visited this host. Here is their personal review.

The excitement of this adventurous visit began with our bus ride out of the center of Ulanbaataar. On the way to Begzsuren’s home we saw how the locals lived by seeing a different way of life than what we had seen in the city. We made our way to his traditional Ger where his wife greeted us. Soon after, Begzsuren arrived with a kettle of water that he had gathered from the well up the hill from his home. Being inside the ger home was an incredible experience. We learned about how families live throughout the year. The ambience in Begzsuren’s home was very traditional and real. I felt as if I were in the middle of the gobi dessert with a nomadic family, which I loved. My favorite thing about the experience was being able to have lunch in a traditional Mongolian home.

Marc and Bavly, Traveling Spoon Ambassador

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Begzsuren

$26-$36 USD

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Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
Cooking Experience + Meal
$36 $26 Not offered
Transportation
$16 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
Cooking Experience + Meal
$36 $26 Not offered
Transportation
$16 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
Cooking Experience+ Meal
12:30pm-3:30pm 4:00pm-7:00pm

Meet Begzsuren

Begzsuren and his wife, Mungunsoyombo learned how to cook from an early age, from their families. Mungunsoyombo learned how to make traditional food healthier from her experience in nutritional studies. They live with their three children in a traditional Ger house. Begzsuren and his family have been hosting travelers since 2008 and they enjoy meeting people from all over the world, sharing more about Mongolian food and culture. Begzsuren and Mungunsoyombo are also passionate about traveling, fitness and eating healthy.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-4 guests) This experience takes place in a traditional Ger home in the suburbs of Ulaanbaatar. A Ger is a portable, round tent covered with felt and used as a dwelling place in Central Asia. Begzsuren, Mungunsoyombo and his children will welcomed you with some warm nettle tea that Begzsuren forages from a nearby mountain. After Begzsuren introduces to Mongolian life and culture, join them for a traditional meal that may include dishes such as handmade noodle soup, carrot salad, rice with raisins and steamed dumplings. You will end your experience with a very interesting game called knuckle bone, which a family favorite!

Cooking experience: (1-4 guests) Join Mungunsoyombo for a 1-hour cooking experience and learn to make two traditional Mongolian dishes. Learn to make dishes such as steamed dumplings and noodle soup using fresh ingredients and family recipes.

Notes: English is Begzsuren's second language and he may not always follow what you're saying, so do speak slowly. His children are studying English and enjoy being able to practice their English with travelers. Begzsuren can also prepare a vegetarian meal on request.

Languages spoken: Mongolian, English

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Handmade noodle soup
  • Steamed dumplings
  • Rice with raisins
  • Carrot salad
PERSONALLY VETTED REVIEW
A Traveling Spoon ambassador visited this host. Here is their personal review.

The excitement of this adventurous visit began with our bus ride out of the center of Ulanbaataar. On the way to Begzsuren’s home we saw how the locals lived by seeing a different way of life than what we had seen in the city. We made our way to his traditional Ger where his wife greeted us. Soon after, Begzsuren arrived with a kettle of water that he had gathered from the well up the hill from his home. Being inside the ger home was an incredible experience. We learned about how families live throughout the year. The ambience in Begzsuren’s home was very traditional and real. I felt as if I were in the middle of the gobi dessert with a nomadic family, which I loved. My favorite thing about the experience was being able to have lunch in a traditional Mongolian home.

Marc and Bavly, Traveling Spoon Ambassador

Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
Cooking Experience + Meal
$36 $26 Not offered
Transportation
$16 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
Cooking Experience + Meal
$36 $26 Not offered
Transportation
$16 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
Cooking Experience+ Meal
12:30pm-3:30pm 4:00pm-7:00pm
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