Khan Bräu, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

July 16, 2009 at 6:18 am 4 comments

P1050050Who would have thought that Leibspeise could find German food and beer in such a remote country like Mongolia? In fact, Klaus Bader and his Mongolian business partner were looking for a business idea in Mongolia while studying international marketing in Germany. After doing some research in Mongolia both were really disappointed by the quality and taste of local beers and decided to brew their own. This was the start of Khan Bräu in 1996 which then was the preferred beer of most foreigners, but now is very popular with locals as well.

BrauhausAs quality and taste of their beer was key to the team, they brought in a brewer from Germany who created their brew (pilsner and a dark) and trained the locals how to brew it. Apparently they bought all brewing machinery in Bavaria, put it on a train and send it all the way to Mongolia on the Trans-Siberian Railway. Since then the team has built a Brauhaus in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital, and distribute their brew to another 10 restaurants and pubs in town.

As German beer goes well with German food, they also make delicious German bread and meat products (see picture). When you are in Ulaanbaatar, make sure to visit the Brauhaus while they do their “Bierboerse” (3 times a week). Like stocks on Wall Street you pay different prices for a Khan beer. It’s always packed, just make sure to order while the beer price is low.

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Leibspeise is impressed by this passion for German beer and also enjoyed the “lecker Wurstplatte und Broetchen”.

Here’s also a funny ad for Khan Bräu that uses a typical Mongolian way of singing called throat singing, actually fairly similar to burping…


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. rettungsscherge  |  August 26, 2009 at 8:21 am

    Is there a great difference between the bread in germany and mongolia?

    Never eat an other bread like the german one 🙂

  • 2. leibspeise  |  September 10, 2009 at 8:45 am

    Leibspeise certainly agrees that German bread is the best. But surprisingly, Mongolian bread is not too bad either. They have lots of rye bread on offer (russian style) which is pretty tasty. One thing Monglians do not offer is crusty bread and Brötchen. To get that you have to visit Khan Brau and Sachers Cafe in Ulaanbaatar.

  • […] Café Sachers is Mongolia’s first genuine German bakery and offers filter coffee, pretzels, pastries and excellent fresh bread. It has a nice outdoor patio and a lovely seating area inside, where you can enjoy reading the local English newspapers or German magazines. Over and above bakery products, the menu includes hot soups, sandwiches and other dishes. Most ingredients have to be imported from Germany, as according to Brigitte Mongolia’s suppliers tend to be a bit unreliable. Everything on the menu is made by the 7 people Sachers team. Only sausages are sourced from Khan holding (see Leibspeise article about Khan). […]

  • 4. jockmcinnes  |  December 23, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    hi, will enjoy a pint or 10 on my visit in sept 2011 thats me & 20 other kilted scotsmen, over for a game of football in the national stadium then a walk through the gobi desert 100miles that is ,its all for charity, why not sponsor us what a link beer=scotland=mongolia=German hospitality? good one for advertising & media? cheers Jock mcinnes perthshire-scotland

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