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Taste Of Tajikistan Tour

Country: Tajikistan
City: Dushanbe
Duration: 1 Day(s) - 0 Night(s)
Tour Category: Culture Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Try and taste Tajik cuisine!

Visiting:

- Mantukhona (mantu - dish name, hona - house)

- Oshkhona (osh - dish name of pilaf)

- Kurutobkhona

- Sambusakhona

Tajikistan has several unique dishes that anyone has to try when visiting. The Tajik cuisine particularly uses lots of rice, bread, meat, and dairy products. With food being very affordable, there are no excuses to taste everything Tajikistan has to offer.

Tajikistan has its characteristic dishes that anyone has to try when visiting. The cuisine has a lot in common with the neighboring countries in Central Asia. The food in Tajik restaurants is very affordable by western standards with main dishes going for a few dollars. The Tajik typically eat their food from a large communal plate called Tabak. Below are some of the most common dishes that can be found in almost any roadside restaurant or canteen-like establishment throughout Tajikistan.

Some Famous Dishes of Tajikistan:

Plov

What else to start with than with plov. The national food and the Tajik dish par excellence. Plov is a rice preparation with carrot, onion, and a characteristic seasoning. The dish usually is rather oily and topped with chunks of beef. The word osh is also commonly used for plov. Osh simply means 'food' in Tajik. This just goes to show how important this dish is in Tajik cuisine.

Qurutob

Qurutob is a creamy mix of vegetables and flatbread. It is a great option if you want to take a step away from the meat that abounds in Tajik cuisine. The special ingredient of qurutob is qurut, which are salty cheese balls. The qurut are put in water (об/ob) to make a sauce that is poured over the pieces of bread and then topped with vegetables. Find a qurutobkhona (курутобхона) – qurutob house – and try it out!

Laghman

Laghman is a soup that is somewhat richer than shurbo. The characteristic ingredient of Laghman is thick noodles, which are served in a broth with vegetables and meat.

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