Photo receipt of buryat’s butter tea.

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As I wrote before butter tea is one of those drinks that warms you in witer and gives you energy. It is wide spreaded among all asian nomad tribes and in Tibet, China and Korea.

Traditionaly it is salty. But you can add honey or sugar instead of salt because you probably need to get used to its taste first.

Basically it is the same receipt that I’ve mentioned here. I made it for my husband who got a little sick. Butter tea is a good cold treatment.

I used real Buryat’s pressed tea bought near the Lake Baikal. It supposed to be boiled for a few hours. No need to do that with regular black or green tea. Continue reading

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Siberia Survival Guide. Part I. Fuel Food.

SIBERIA

Siberia is an extensive geographical region constituting almost all of North Asia. The territory of Siberia extends eastward from the Ural Mountains to the watershed between the Pacific and Arctic drainage basins. Siberia stretches southward from the Arctic Ocean to the hills of north-central Kazakhstan, then to the national borders of Mongolia and China. Siberia makes up about 77% of Russia’s territory (13.1 million square kilometres), but is home to only 28% (40 million people) of Russia’s population. (via Siberia – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.) Siberia is one of the coldest places in the world. Temperatures may drop to -60°F (-51.1°C) in January.

How Siberian Aboriginals Survive Harsh Cold

ENG: As you know Siberia is not the warmest place. Buryats, siberian aboriginal nomad tribes, know this better than others. Their traditional cuisine abounds with meals that make you sated and brisk and more than that warm. Continue reading