Why do Mongols eat so much meat?

boiled meat

This is the famous Mongolian hospitality talking. I was traveling once with several of my foreign colleagues in remote areas of Mongolia. Because some areas are so remote, there are no hotels available, so we stayed with the locals. The local family boiled some meat for breakfast. Similar to the picture above.

Later on we traveled to a different village and the locals cooked us the Mongolian barbecue, boodog for lunch. For…