Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Unique GARLIC FRIED FISH + The Sweetest Melons In The World - Uzbekistan Food Tour!

On Day 3 we packed up in Tashkent, and made our way driving to
Samarkand, one of the most historically significant cities in all of
Uzbekistan, and Central Asia. But this is not the Samarkand food and
history tour yet, this is the the journey to get there, which involved
some incredible food stops along the way.

Chinoz Fish Market - One of my favorite Uzbek meals of the trip was at
the fish bazaar on the way to Samarkand. There are a series of
restaurants to choose from, located just a stone's throw from one of the
biggest rivers in the country. You choose your fish, it was carp, then
she hacked it into small pieces, and deep fried it to a crisp. But the
real unique aspect of this style of Uzbek fried fish was that she took
garlic in water, and tossed it all over the fried fish right out of the
oil. Something I’ve never seen before, and it was quite fascinating to
see. Fish was great.
Total price - 144,000 UZS ($17.76)

Melons Stop - Melons are native to Central Asia and they are naturally
some of the sweetest and some of the best tasting in the world. They
were for sure the sweetest best tasting melons I’ve ever had in my life.

Afsona Jizzax Somsa - Next stop on this Uzbekistan food road trip was to
eat a giant somsa (samosa). Now you have probably already seen that you
can’t really go a day in Uzbekistan without eating a somsa, and that’s a
good thing because they are delicious. But these are super sized,
filled with ½ kg. Of mutton and onions, and cooked in the tandoori oven.
To eat these speciality somsa you add in some type of oil and tomato

Samarkand, Uzbekistan - Finally in the evening we arrived to Samarkand,
and just along the highway we caught a glimpse of the mighty building
and history of the city.


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