It makes you as tough as Genghis Khan. Your teeth will get white and strong and your smile will be a killer. All thanks to Airag, or mare’s milk, fermented, shaken and stirred, in a leather, hand-made bag and served to every guest visiting a ger. It is like butter milk with some frizzante inside. It also makes you lightheaded because there is a small percentage of alcohol inside. So do not worry when visiting a local nomad family. Airag is not as bad as most “travellers” claim on the internet. It is drinkable and doesn’t make you vomit. It doesn’t taste like horse pis and after trying airag, it will make you as proud as Genghis Khan when he conquered 1/3 of the world.
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