Street Food in Uzbekistan - 1,500 KG. of RICE PLOV (Pilau) + Market Tour in Tashkent!

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Uzbekistan Day 1: Tashkent

On Day 1 in Uzbekistan we went on an ultimate Uzbek street food tour in Tashkent, including the biggest bazaar in the city, and the most massive plov (rice pilau) cooking in Tashkent.

We had arrived at the airport in Tashkent at about 4 am in the morning, and at 9 am we were ready to start eating our way through the city.

Two of the most important phrases you should know in Uzbek are:
Assalomu Alaykum - Hello / Greeting
Rahmat - Thank you

Bread Bazaar, Tashkent - We started this ultimate street food tour at the bread bazaar in Tashkent, a market dedicated fully to bread, with a little fruit and other things mixed in. We bought some break, some kaymak, and some fruit and then went to a nearby restaurant where they laid everything on the table for us, along with tea. Uzbek breakfast was a great way to get started.

Chorsu Bazaar - The grandest bazaar in Tashkent is Chorus Bazaar, and it’s a perfect place to get a feel of Uzbek culture and food. We first stopped at the food court to try hanum, a type of dumpling filled with potato and somsa. Then we continued to the dome shaped iconic part of the bazaar, filled with fresh meat and spices. It’s one of the coolest market structures anywhere in the world.

Plov Center - We kind of had to rush out of Chorsu Bazaar because although they prepare 1,500 Kilos, seriously, of rice plov per day, it only takes 2 - 3 hours before they run out everyday. So we got there, already one of the monster swimming pool pans was finished, but they still had a few others going and serving. Plov is the national dish of Uzbekistan, a food that’s eaten on every and all occasions. For Tashkent plov, it’s pretty heavy on the meat at oil, with rice, chickpeas, and raisins. Also it included, qazi - horsemeat sausage which is a delicacy. It was incredibly delicious, and proper meal experience.
Total price - 100,000 UZS ($12.21)

Plov is love, remember that when you’re in Uzbekistan.

National Food Restaurant - After strolling around for a while in the afternoon, we continued to a National Food restaurant, a laid back family style restaurant that serves all things Uzbek food. Along with a number of dishes, the main dish I was most interested in was the naryn, thin slices of dough mixed with minced meat and horse. It was interesting, and quite good, as were the other dishes.
Total price - 110,000 UZS ($13.43)

Sultan Suleyman Restaurant - For dinner we went to a bit of a fancy trendy restaurant, and had another platter of food. This time, dough noodle like sheets topped with meat, horse sausage again, and green onions.
Total price - 122,000 UZS ($14.90)

It was a day of learning, eating, and meeting some amazing people along the way. Thank you for watching this Uzbekistan food tour!

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I've been in Muslim country for eight (8) years! straight and i must say that all kinds of foods are it's awesome! i'll never forget that experience in my whole life! and the people are so kind! oh! men! they're good! their friendly. in the news about them it's not true. You can't prove it to yourself until you didn't experience it! even if i'm catholic.. i love them as my brother and sister's.

Author — Onin laurence


Out of world Uzbekistan...🇳🇵love from Nepal.

Author — Rn Sp


Узбекистан, всех Вам благ и мирной жизни. Чечня, Грозный.

Author — clash royale


Только вернулись с Узбекистана и мы под большим впечатлением !Успехов и процветания Вам. Народ оочень дружелюбный и гостеприимный.И кухня безумно вкусная !Вернемся обязательно .

Author — Vazgen & Valeria


Assalamu'alaikum Uzbekistan, warm hugs from 🇮🇩 INDONESIA 🇮🇩

Author — Pecinta Kopi


блин я просто прослезился, я уехал из Ташкента мальчиком в 1995 году и больше там не был.. дай Бог еще вернутся туда, это еда на которой я вырос..у меня мама постоянно готовит узбекскую кухню по сей день. хоть мы вообще и русские как бы.

Author — Paul


"As-Salaam-Alaikum, " the Arabic greeting meaning "Peace be unto you, "

Author — Muhammad hussain


Я так есть хочу!!!! Я мечтаю попробовать настоящий узбекский плов! Салам из Казахстана

Author — горячая собака


Uzbekistan never crosses my mind as a foodie destination. Now that I know, I will plan a visit. Thanks!

Author — Azmi Rahman


Молодцы узбеки!- трудолюбивый народ - процветания!!!Особое уважение дехкаанам за их труд!

Author — Versale Riche


Assalamualaikum Uzbekistan from Lebanon 🇺🇿-🇱🇧=❤️

Author — YouTube YouTube


Казахстан туркия узбекистан азербайжан таджикистан и киргистан мы же братия мы муслманы мы вместе братия Ассалаумалейкум я из КАзахстана ☝

Author — Қыдыр Мағзам


These people are so kind and generous. The food is of such high quality. The country is beautiful. God bless Uzbekistan. May it never change.

Author — Veronica Boerks


Встретили гостей на высшем уровне! Молодцы Узбекистанцы! Салам Алейкум из Казахстана!)🇰🇿👍👍👍👍

Author — PARTiZZAN


Красота то какая и кухня шикарная. Привет из Казахстана.

Author — Mira


What a life Mark doubt anyone who would not envy you.I am quite surprised that you are thin after eating so much food .Uzbekistan is so developed and the food appeared so fresh and good.Wishing you love from India.

Author — Prajakta Meshram


Fantastic food lots of love to Uzbekistan hospitality is very high level people is so friendly blessed forever from Pakistan

Author — Waqar Kayani


This is how you promoting the tourism, especially the richness of food in your country. Simply invite one of the most nicest food YouTuber. Congratulations Uzbekistan.

Author — AuraDZ GM


PEACE 👉💘❤👍👌✌👈

Author — gideon itegi


Какой позитивный искренний парень! Узбекская кухня очень изобретательна, в отличие от нашей казахской) У нас в Казахстане каждом городе есть популярные кафе и рестораны именно узбекской кухни. 🙂

Author — Сауле Баймухаметова