All posts tagged: kyrgyzstan

Around the World in 80 Dates | Kyrgyzstan

Around the World in 80 Dates is a blog series designed to take me (and Tom) out of our comfort zones and force us to cook food from other countries. Each week, we use a random country generator to tell us where we will be cooking from. We have to cook at least one dish from this country, the more traditional the better. We alternate who’s cooking each week, this week is my turn. This series is doing wonders for my geography skills, I tell you. Kyrgyzstan is a central Asian country housing almost 6 million people. I’ll be honest, when I first started researching their traditional cuisine I was freaking out in a mild way. It’s incredibly meat heavy – horse meat, specifically – which is something I’m really trying to avoid where I can, especially after last weeks pork fest. Their national dish is something called Beshbarmak, which is boiled mutton or beef served with noodles and onion broth. I found a recipe for it on this blog and while it does look …