After three months of traveling in South East Asia- Mongolia was the last place that I was expecting to find mouth-watering cuisine every time I had a hunger pang. Instead, I had begun to mentally prepare myself for endless meals of mutton and boiled cabbage.
I'm thrilled to say that I have been spoiled. Every meal that I've had in Ulaanbaatar has been a treat. The highlights have been the Indian curries at Hazara, basil-eggplant pizza at 40K Bistro, Cesar salad and bruschetta at Rosewood Coffee House (pictured above), veggie pasta at Granville Restaurant & Pub and Mongolian traditional fast food at an underground restaurant across from the State Department grocery store (they have menus in English and meals cost only about $2-3). And for the vegetarians and vegans- you'll have plenty to eat within the city limits at The Lovin' Hut.
Enjoy the variety because once you leave the city- it is indeed mutton and cabbage!