A Guide To Kyrgyzstan Cuisine

Food is the best part of any travel story. If you are on a trip, you will experience a different variety of food and different flavors. You see the culture in different kinds of foods in different parts of the world. There are many traditional food options in each region.

The staple dish of every part has a history and a grand story. If you are willing to explore the tradition and culture of any region, you must try their food. If you are in Kyrgyzstan, a guide to Kyrgyzstan cuisine will help you in exploring more about the food in this region.

On your trip to Kyrgyzstan, you will witness a diverse variety of food options. Kyrgyzstan is in the central Asian region. Here you will see a lot of meaty dishes. You will have the traditional food, street food, and fusion dishes. If you want to explore the tradition, you should try the traditional, staple dishes of Kyrgyzstan. The people in history and even now, in Kyrgyzstan are intensive meat lovers. Here you will have distinct types of meat, including mutton, beef, and chicken. All these diverse types of meat are cooked with several cooking techniques. The techniques that are used for cooking will take you to the nomadic era, and that is where all the dishes originated from.

Some of the traditions and authentic food dishes of Kyrgyzstan are as follows. This is a guide to Kyrgyzstan Cuisine.


It is a rice dish. You will love the scrumptious flavor of Paloo. It has a lot of vegetables, shredded carrots, hot pepper, and garlic. You will also find pieces of meat in it. The meat can be chicken, beef, or mutton. The technique of making a Paloo is similar to that of fried rice. If you like Fried rice, you will enjoy Paloo also.


Lagman is the far most favorite dish of people here and the people who are visitors. It consists of noodles and vegetables. You will find peppers and some other vegetables in it. It is your preference to choose; whether you want it fried or in a soup. It also has a sauce base. This sauce is vinegar based and it gives a unique flavor to the noodles.


Manti is a steamed dumpling. You will recall the Tibetan momos by the manti. It can be filled with different filling. The famous and the most liked filling is pumpkin. Apart from that, you will find it with potatoes, lamb, and chicken. It is an appetizer but you cannot stop yourself from eating it one after another.

These are some of the traditional dishes that are available in Kyrgyzstan. There is a lot in Kyrgyz cuisine. But this will prove to be a guide to Kyrgyzstan cuisine.

Posted by Bekjan Egemberdiev

Having grown up in Bishkek, before moving to London for University, I now find myself back in Bishkek - and I want to share how amazing this city, and all of Kyrgyzstan is with the world.

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