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Archive of Blog: April 2013

The restaurant "Old Arba", Samarkand
Rubric: Restaurants
Published: 26 april 2013

Comfortable and soft atmosphere of the restaurant «Old Arba»will wrap you with warmth and hospitality. Thanks to its friendly staff, you can relax and feel at a party of careful friends. “Old Arba ” is famous not only with its national and European dishes but also with variety of desserts. Here you can spend time with a cup of coffee and delicious cakes. Having been in the restaurant, make sure to taste the special dish “Bedana” (stuffed quail). It is cool here in summer, and it is warm and comfortable in winter. There is a VIP room for loves of oriental exoticism. The restaurant “Old Arba” invites not only the residents of Samarkand but also the guests of the capital. Having visited the restaurant “Old Arba”, you will be sure that Samarkand people are very hospitable and friendly. Quisine: national and European. Recommended dis...

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Dried melon is the constant attribute of the eastern tea.
Published: 12 april 2013

One of the constant attributes of the eastern tea is dried melon. This wonderful product differs not only with taste, but it has the properties that give beauty, strength and health. It is believed that for the first time melon appeared in Central Asia. Farmers make much effort in order to gather good fruits of which will be made dried melon. During the preparation it doesn’t lose its nutrients and vitamins and remains as useful as fresh, that’s why dried melon is made only from the best fruits. Thus, it is not only very tasty snack, but also a product that strengthens and tones organism, positively effect on the human digestive tract, and enriches the body with vitamins. It is believed that a couple pieces of melon can improve your mood because it contains serotonin – “Hormone of happiness”. It is said in the east: “Melon makes hair shiny, young eyes,...

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Sherbet - favorite drink of the famous Scheherezade.
Published: 17 april 2013

Sherbet – is oriental sweet, in Arabic «sharba» means “drink”, has a very refreshing taste and aroma. In ancient times it was a spicy drink that is sold in the Middle East. It was made of fruits. It’s said that it was  favorite drink of the famous Scheherezade. In the 16 century this delicacy came to Europe, and here it became a very popular. It was used not only as a drink but it was eaten with spoon. Nowadays sherbet refers to the eastern sweets, resembling soft candy, often it is prepared from condensed milk, and also it is a creamy fondant with different ingredients - raisins, nuts, vanilla and other spices. Some kinds of fruit ice - creams have the name sherbet.Thanks to these ingredients it is very nourishing. Fruit juice, puree, water, sugar, milk and cream, sometimes eggs are used to prepare sherbet. Tasting this oriental sweet you will su...

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Halva is the oriental sweet.
Published: 17 april 2013

Halva is the most popular oriental sweet, it is wide-spread in countries of the Middle East and the Balkans. In Arabic, halva means "sweetness". Originally this gorgeous dessert were prepared  in Iran, in the 5th century BC. Cook, who prepares halva is called kandalatchi. Usually the basic ingredients of halva are sugar (or honey), licorice root, also walnuts, sunflower seeds, almonds, sesame seeds, peanuts, etc. There are some kinds of halva: tahini halva, halva with oil seeds and nuts, sunflower halva, halva with cotton candy, halva made of flour, halva made of vegetables and milk, peanut halva, etc. Usually halva is cooked manually. Sunflower halva is very popular in Eastern Europe. Its basic ingredients are grinded sunflower seeds. Nut halva is prepared  from different types of nuts: walnuts, peanuts, cashews, almonds and pistachios. Tahini (sesame) halva is cooked  fr...

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