Armenia is usually not the country that comes to your mind when you are deciding which country you want to travel to. But if you are a food hunter, you should try all the traditional cuisines in Armenia. They have a lot of traditional food with ingredients produced by the locals and also the techniques that have been preserved. Here are some of the popular traditional cuisine that they have.
Basturma is famous expensive dried meat in Armenia. The meat is flavorful and spicy. It’s also commonly found in certain countries like Egypt, Russia and Turkey.
Khoravat is also known as barbecue, but this barbecue is not the usual barbecue that we know. This barbecue is made of the very fresh meat, marinated and grilled over wood fire.
Kashlama is a dish of lamb or beef that is cooked overnight and served with vegetables. Kashlama is very special dish that is served during special events in Armenia.
Lavash is Armenia’s local bread. The bread is thin flatbread and baked in an underground oven called tonir. The preparation may be interesting to watch because they use the old cooking tradition to bake the bread.
5. Fish kebab
You must try this fish kebab when you are visiting the Lake Sevan in Armenia. Seafood will be served along the lake. All the fish is freshly caught from the lake and you can taste all types of fish dishes with their various spices and techniques of cooking.
6. Craw fish kebab
This dish is also served in Lake Sevan. The crawfish was blended with spices and shaped into sausages and then grilled. It is a very popular dish among tourists who come there because it is very tasty.
Dolma is very special based on how it is prepared. Dolma is made of grape leaves, rolled with stuffed of meat and rice. This dish is also popular in the Middle East and in the Mediterranean. But in Armenia’s version, the Dolma is quite friendly to taste.
Gata is also one of the most popular sweet breads in Armenia. This bread is really good to be served with tea or coffee.
9. Armenian snickers
Do not miss out trying the Armenian snickers, or as the locals call it, Churchkhela. It is made of walnuts that have been dipped into a mixture of fruit juices and dried. It might seem weird to look, but it’s very delicious.
10. Fruit Lavash
Another fruit preserve in Armenia is fruit Lavash. It’s a rolled sheet made of fruit pure. You can enjoy it in sweet and sour or stuffed with nuts.
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