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Today we had finally tried the Uzbekistan national meal of Plov in Samarqand, Uzbekistan. Costing only 12,000 Uzbek SOM each (just under $3), this delicious meal consisted of flavoured oily rice with cuts of meat and sweet carrots chopped into cubes. This was much more delicious then yesterday’s meal of ‘lagman’ the Uyghur noodles.
The restaurant was a small cafe on the side of the road recommended by our guide.
So we have finally arrived to Tashkent, Uzbekistan (well done to those that guessed correctly from the previous post!)
We stayed at a quiet backstreet hostel called Topchan Hostel.
We spent our first day touring round the old Tashkent and visited old Islamic monuments. For lunch, we went to a restaurant that specialised in old Uyghur noodles which was delicious!
Mixed with bell peppers, onions, tomatoes and other veg with soft tender meat in a tomato broth, with the famous noodles hiding underneath – which were completely handmade!
This was just opposite the mosque and museum that has the old Quran of Usmaan, approx 3-4minute walk away.
After a long walk, the jetlagged feeling came back (as well as some travellers blisters) we decided to get a take away and headed back to the hostel.
We got a dish called Dolma, an authentic dish of rice and minced meat wrapped in vine leaves – a meal I was familiar with by my Turkish heritage.
Thoughts of Tashkent – when we first arrived I had thought it would be like Kuala Lumpur where I didn’t enjoy the city- but it had a relaxing atmosphere amongst the busy traffic, only struggle is not a lot of people know English! But with the friendly Uzbek people, sign language and a few words here and there, does the job!
We are now off to our next Backpacking Destination! Can anyone guess where?
Hint: National food dish is PLOV!