First, it is important to note that while traveling in the area on a tour with car rent Kyrgyzstan service, you will taste a cuisine that has been significantly influenced by the nomadic lifestyle and interaction with peoples such as Turks, Persians, Arabs, Indians, Chinese, Russians and Europeans. By the way, when traveling in Kyrgyzstan, it is worth taking cars rent in order to visit restaurants to taste the local cuisine. In this article, our team has collected information on the most important dishes of Kyrgyz cuisine:
Bread has played and plays a significant role in everyday eating. Since ancient times, the Kyrgyz have treated bread with respect. Tourists during the tour with car for rent Kyrgyzstan service see that it is not customary for nomads to cut bread, they tear it with their hands. In addition, the Kyrgyz believe that bread should not be put upside down. Among the types of bread, lepeshka, a round bread baked in a traditional tandoor oven, has gained particular popularity. Boorsok is also one of the popular types of bread, which are pieces of dough fried in a large amount of oil.
Also, travelers during the tour will learn that the cuisine of the Kyrgyz is very diverse. Nevertheless, beshbarmak is a particularly revered dish. You will learn during the tour that beshbarmak is a traditional dish that is well known among the nomadic people. Traditional beshbarmak is made from lamb with onions and dough. Traditionally, the dish is eaten with the hands, and then consequently the hands are washed and words of blessing are given. In addition, when taking a dish like beshbarmak, people sit next to each other and talk on different topics.
This is a highlight of the local Kyrgyz cuisine. To be precise, chuchuk is a delicacy from a number of appetizers. Only the Kyrgyz appetizer differs in that it is high in calories and satisfying. Chuchuk is also called nomad sausage. This dish is usually served on holidays. Chuchuk is made from kazy kabyrga, ulcers, salt, pepper, black pepper, onion, garlic, caraway seeds, and bay leaves. It is also important to marinate meat with different spices.
The local cuisine is also famous for such a dish as kuurdak, which is the oldest dish of our ancestors-herders, which travelers can taste during the tour with the car rent Kyrgyzstan service. Kuurdak is a dish made from fried beef or lamb with potatoes and onions. Previously, nomads cooked this dish on metal. By the way, thanks to stones, kuurdak acquires a unique taste.
Shorpo is one of the highlights of Central Asian cuisine. This is a soup made from meat with herbs and vegetables. Eastern spices give this soup a pleasant, even sophisticated flavor. When traveling tourists in Kyrgyzstan, tasting shorpo add more red pepper to make the taste unique.
Another significant dish of the Kyrgyz cuisine is plov (pilaf), which is now prepared not only in the countries of Central Asia, but also in many others. It is important to note that the Kyrgyz prepare plov in honor of any event, such as weddings, funerals, childbirth, etc.
Delicious, fragrant, ruddy, flaky is all about this food called samsa, which is definitely worth trying for travelers during the tour with the cars rent service in Kyrgyzstan. Samsa resembles pies or meat pies with onions and spices. Samsa is also cooked on a traditional tandoor oven or on special stones. Samsa can also be stuffed with chicken.
This dish of traditional Kyrgyz cuisine is flat cakes made from thinly rolled, unleavened dough, stuffed with minced meat, which is cooked in a special double boiler. Almost every Kyrgyz family loves manty, they eat it with their hands. Moreover, an important rule of serving this dish is that they are need to be served in a large plate and put them in the middle of the table, so that from there everyone can put the desired portion for themselves.
This is a traditional dish of the cuisine of the peoples of Central Asia for the preparation of which you must have such ingredients as noodles, meat, vegetables, herbs and spices. Noodles for lagman is prepared only by hand from a steep dough in two ways, this is either slicing or stretching. By the way, you can even buy the noodles for a lagman in ordinary grocery stores. Lagman can also be prepared with plenty of water to make a soup. Traveling around Kyrgyzstan during the tour, take the car for rent Kyrgyzstan and visit any restaurant or cafe to taste this traditional dish.
Ashlyam - Fu
Also, the dish is present in Kyrgyz cuisine and is in great demand, especially in the north of Kyrgyzstan. The obligatory ingredients of this dish are noodles, starch and sauce, vegetables. The dish is of Muslim, Chinese and Dungan origin. To taste the most delicious Ashlyam - Fu, you need in car rent Kyrgyzstan service for the tour and go to the city of Karakol in the Issyk Kul region.
Kyrgyz cuisine is probably impossible to imagine without a juicy and aromatic meat dish called Shashlyk, which is very reminiscent of kebab, also cooked on fire. Travelers in Kyrgyzstan can find this dish in any restaurant. This dish began to exist since the time of the Turkic tribes. To prepare this dish, first marinate the meat with different spices and sauces and then put it on a skewer with different vegetables.
Dymlyama is a delicious traditional dish of originally Uzbek cuisine, which is stewed vegetables with meat. Usually lamb, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers and so on are put in smoke. A very easy dish to prepare, you just need to lay the ingredients in layers, only you need to stew for a long time.
Traveling around Kyrgyzstan with the cars rent service during the tour, tourists will be able to taste such a dish as ganfan. This dish is somewhat similar to lagman, only it is prepared with less water and with more vegetables. Instead of noodles, an ingredient such as rice is added here.
Some dishes of Slavic origin can also be found in Kyrgyz cuisine. For example, travelers here in our country can taste the well-known soup of Slavic origin like Borsch. Borsch can be found in restaurants, and Kyrgyz families prepare the soup themselves at home. Here, for the soup, the main ingredients are beef, vegetables, and the most important component is beets, since the soup should have a red color.
Coming to Kyrgyzstan, you can be surprised by the variety of local cuisine and even notice that here you can taste not only traditional cuisine, but also dishes of other nations. For example, in Kyrgyzstan, you can taste the côtelette that came to us from French cuisine. Cutlets are initially prepared mainly from ribbed meats. Meats of any animals such as chicken, turkey and beef are suitable for cutlets. In addition, the main ingredients of this dish include potatoes and onions.
This is a sour milk dry product, or rather a snack, which we recommend travelers to definitely try during the tour with the car for rent Kyrgyzstan service. Kurut is of the type of balls, salty, creamy, sometimes sweet and sour, even spicy. Mainly children love this appetizer, and adults are no exception.
Mampar is a dish for those who prefer rich soups. In Kyrgyz cuisine, you can find various types of soups, and this type of soup, that is, mampar, is among the main ones. Mampar is made from boiled dough (dumplings) with onions and potatoes, greens. The easy-to-prepare soup will brighten any table.
The Kyrgyz began to maintain contact with the Slavic peoples a long time ago, and this affected the local cuisine too. Therefore, traveling around Kyrgyzstan with the cars rent service during the tour, tourists will be able to taste Pelmeni (dumplings) - a dough stuffed with minced meat. Pelmeni are first dipped in salted boiling water, boiled, and served with sour cream, and ketchup, mayonnaise.