Uzbekistan's Unique Foods

Uzbekistan's Unique Foods
A look at delicious Uzbek food, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Gastronomic tourism in Uzbekistan is unique and unusual. See it to believe us!

OT Staff
June 05 , 2019
01 Min Read

Located at the intersection of the caravan roads of the Great Silk Road, Uzbekistan for many centuries absorbed the most interesting and unusual recipes of dishes from different countries. Gastronomic tours to Uzbekistan provide a unique opportunity not only to taste famous Uzbek dishes every day, but also to become a true connoisseur and connoisseur of Uzbek cuisine. It is very interesting to see firsthand how the main masterpieces of the Uzbek national cuisine are prepared: Uzbek cake in tandyr, aromatic pilaf, rich shurpa and samsa melting in the mouth!

Uzbekistan is also rich in an abundance of vegetables, fruits and berries. Uzbek melons are rightly considered to be the most delicious in the world – this is the result of a unique combination of dry soil, poor watering and a high number of sunny days per year. 


Uzbek cuisine is the national cuisine of Uzbekistan. Rich cuisine has a deep history which is closely connected with Uzbek culture, language and traditions. The origin of many of them has deep roots and preserved traditional species. They are popular all over the world, such as pilaf, lagman, manti and others.

Pilau is a dish of boiled rice with fat, slices of meat and spices

Dimlama is a stew with onions and other vegetables.

Dolma is stuffing wrapped in young leaves of grapes

Manty is an exquisite dish of Uzbek cuisine, steamed from the most delicate thin dough with juicy meat stuffing inside.

Mastava is rice soup with vegetables and meat

Samsa are pies in a triangular  or quadrangular shape (meat, chicken, pumpkin, potatoes, greens (kook-samsa)), cooked in a tandoor or in the oven.


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