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Stones of Sangijuman
Published: 20 january 2015

Nature is the best sculptor: its creations are always mysterious and unique. The wind, air and water together create real masterpieces and they cannot be unnoticed. Good example is the area Sangijuman, situated in Navoi region. Here you can see unique stone compositions made by nature. They proudly rise above the ground and have unusual shapes. Some of these boulders have big size through-holes. Local people believe if a man with sick joints passes through the hole he’ll forget about his pain soon. From tajic language Sangijuman translates “rocking stone”. Area got this name because of unique stone, which has “no weight”. His weight is more than 280 tons, but if you touch the stone – it begins to rock. Even a little child can do it. Sangijuman is an uncommon place, where a lot of people come from the beginning of spring. Some of them wants to be heal...

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Uzbek shopping
Published: 20 january 2015

What’s Uzbekistan for you? Uzbek plov – yes! Halva and sweetest melon – certainly! Embroidered skullcap with gold threads? You’re right! And what’s about carpets, natural silk and souvenir knifes? Yes, this all you can find in Uzbekistan – country, which is famous by its hospitality. For shopping we recommend to visit oriental bazaar, where you can buy everything what you want. Trade begins from early morning and doesn’t stop until evening.  Fresh fruit, vegetables, dried fruit, sweets and spices you can buy in low price. Also you can bargain to take extra discount. But it’s not as simple as you suppose. Bargain is something from impudence, bluff and ability to smile and deal with seller. You can check this ability during your tour to Uzbekistan! Be sure – when you come to bazaar, you cannot go away without purchase. This ...

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Chust knives
Rubric: Handicrafts
Published: 19 january 2015

 Since ancient times Chust knives have had a great popularity not only in Uzbekistan but beyond. Chust is a small town in the Namangan region, which is famous for the manufacture of knives. Uzbek knives have peculiarities inherent to the culture of the Central Asia. Therefore, the width of the blade is more than the diametre of the handle. Knives can have typesetting or wooden handle. Besides, skullcaps and colorful woven belts were embroidered in Chust. It is considered that every man must have these three things. Uzbek knife is not a weapon but the object to emphasize the status of the owner.  Chust knives are distinguished by their lightness and elegance, the tip of the blade is curved upward and the “nose ” of the handle is slightly folded down. Masters will always offer you a large selection of knives: with threaded, patterns, with bone or wooden handle, and al...

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"Amaretto" restaurant
Rubric: Restaurants
Published: 07 january 2015

Italian restaurant "Amaretto", located in the city center, offers a wide range of Italian dishes: pizza, pasta, risotto, salads and more. There are two rooms, one of which is decorated in pastel shades of deeppink and chocolate color, the other one has light brown and golden tints. You also can order a cup of coffee or one of your favorite cocktails at restaurant bar. The main highlight of "Amaretto" restaurant is, above all, the taste harmony, fresh products and great service that gives only a good mood. Thanks to the comfortable interior, elegant furniture and warm colors, a feeling of warmth and comfort will not leave you until the end of the evening. Each dish of "Amaretto" restaurant is a unique combination of ingredients and Italian technology of preparation that allows creating real masterpieces of culinary art.   Address: Yakkasaray district, St. Shotta Rustaveli, 28 Telepho...

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Pilaf center
Rubric: Restaurants
Published: 08 december 2014

 Each foreign tourist who just for once visitedUzbekistanknows the taste of Uzbek pilaf. It is not surprising. You know that the most delicious pilaf in the world is cooked in our country.  In Uzbekistan, as you know, pilaf is prepared in each city. But there is one place inTashkent, where cook several kinds of this Uzbek dish, depending on the region of the country (Tashkent,Bukhara,Samarkand,Fergana, etc.). It is a local sight, visiting which, you will have a desire to go back there again. This place is called “Pilaf center”, where pilaf is cooked by oshpaz (master on pilaf cooking). Here you can taste, at least, 10 kinds of pilaf.  Pilaf is cooked here in several huge cauldrons with capacity from 60 to 100 kg of rice. What is the secret of such a marvelous taste? Firstly, it is the knowledge of classic recipe that masters -oshpaz use it in their preparation....

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“Barkhan” club
Published: 30 november 2014

Individuality and exclusiveness, much positive and unforgettable pastime, excellent music, the best DJs and artists, of course we are talking about one of the modern clubs of our capital. Well modern and charming restaurant “Barkhan” in the center of our attention.  “Barkhan” club is the regular thematical parties, specially invited guests from all over the world, unforgettable ballet and artists’ shows. Exquisite interior design combines the colors of oriental style and Hi-Tech elements. Bar of the restaurant offers you a large variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, cocktails, the taste of which helps you to arouse the firework of emotions and energies, accompanied the good club music. In order to experience all this positive and good feeling, come and you will make sure.   Address: Yakassaray district, St. Sh. Rashidov, 40 Working hours:...

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«Affresco» Restaurant
Rubric: Restaurants
Published: 26 november 2014

Italian cuisine is delicious and varied with its dishes. It is the famous Italian pizza, and tasty ravioli, and great risotto, as well as pecorino, kanneloni and more. Would you like to taste all these exquisite masterpieces of Italian cuisine?! Welcome to the Italian restaurant «Affresco» - one of the most romantic places in the capital! As is known, there were made hundreds of beautiful and unusual marriage proposals.  However, the atmosphere of the restaurant «Affresco» is suitable not only for romantic evenings but also business negotiations. The restaurant's interior is designed in the style of the early Renaissance. Each masterpiece created by skilled chefs, is prepared from products and spices brought specially from sunnySicily. Having visited «Affresco» restaurant, you as though relive the times of Andrea del Castanyo and Benotso Gottsoli:...

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Samsa - honorable dish of the Uzbek cuisine
Published: 25 november 2014

Uzbek cuisine is a kind of branch of applied art and, perhaps, the rich cuisine ofCentral Asia. Its main distinctive and the most piquant feature is the intensive use of the meat. You know that only inUzbekistanyou can taste such wonderful dishes like pilaf, shurpa, lagman, damlyama and of course samsa – one of the honorable dishes of the Uzbek people.  Uzbek Samsa is pastry dough with different types of filling (meat filling – lamb, beef, chicken, vegetable filling – pumpkin, potatoes, onion). Bu the main flavor that gives the dish such a delicious taste is spices – zira, black and red pepper, sesame seed, which is known as necessary component in the Uzbek cuisine. It is important to know the right proportions of dough and filling for preparing samsa. There are many recipes of its cooking. Usually samsa is cooked from flour, water, salt, meat or vegetable fi...

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Pizzeria "Bella Napoli"
Rubric: Restaurants
Published: 23 november 2014

 Pizzeria "Bella Napoli" is a real find for lovers of Italian cuisine. Here, in this atmosphere of home comfort, you can relax after an uneasy working day or just spend a pleasant evening with friends. The main dignity of any restaurant is, of course, food. The food here is really excellent and specializes primarily in pizza with a variety of fillings (seafood, red and black caviar, tuna, salmon etc). The secret of great taste of “Bella Napoli” pizza is use of high-quality and fresh ingredients, abidance of Italian traditions in its preparation and professional chefs.  The staff, nice atmosphere, great food, all this contributes to a great pastime. Having been in Italian restaurant “Bella Napoli”, you will experience the delightful atmosphere ofItaly, enjoying the great taste and aroma of real Italian pizza. Address: Yakkasaray district, St. Shota Rustav...

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“ChinaTown” Restaurant
Rubric: Restaurants
Published: 21 november 2014

Don’t you know where to go this weekend and spend an unforgettable funny or romantic evening? Bring to your notice “ChinaTown” Restaurant, which includes three restaurants and dining-room: the restaurant ChinaTown, Emerald, Pearl and dining National Food. Each room is decorated in its own unique style and has its own kind of cuisine.  So, having visited “Romantic” hall, you will experience the romantic atmosphere and enjoy the delicaces of Korean, European and Caucasus cuisine. If you like to sing karaoke, visit the hall “China Town VIP” with special karaoke equipment of premium class. The restaurant atmosphere is conducive to all types of rest: from quiet get-togethers with friends and romantic evenings to funny pastime.  “ChinaTown” Restaurant is first of all the variety of Chinese, Korean, European and Uzbek cuisine as we...

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Pilaf - uzbek national dish
Published: 21 november 2014

As is known Uzbek cuisine is closely connected with the Uzbek culture, traditions and language. Since ancient times the Uzbek people led as nomadic and sedentary life, which prompted to borrowing of culinary traditions and variety of dishes. During its thousand-year history, the Uzbek cuisine had got its own specific feature, that’s why it is so popular abroad.  Today we will speak about one of the main traditional Uzbek dishes – pilaf. Uzbek pilaf is one of the achievements of Uzbek cuisine. This honor and favorite dish is cooked for each event inUzbekistan. If the pilaf is cooked without any cause, it is cooked by women, if there is a festive event, it is cooked by men or special master on pilaf cooking – ashpaz. There are many recipes of this wonderful dish. The Uzbek cuisine has more than 60 recipes. Each region ofUzbekistanhas its own unique recipe of this hon...

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«Nam Dae Mun» Restaurant
Rubric: Restaurants
Published: 09 november 2014

City:Tashkent Address:Buhoro Street, house 24, Mirabadskiy region Landmark: The Bolshoi theatre named A. Navoi, shop "Flowers inTashkent" Subway: “Mustakillik Maidoni” Type of Facility: Sushi Bar Budget: Business Class Cuisine: Korean, fish, Japanese Work hours: from 12.00 till 23.00 without days off Music: Background, modern, lounge   «Nam Dae Mun» Restaurant is located in the center ofTashkent. Interior design made in the east-west design, cozy atmosphere and various assortment of Japanese and Korean dishes, the taste of which is praised both a professional connoisseur of Japanese cuisine and an aspiring gourmet of oriental exotic, it is the main attribute of the restaurant, that attracts not only locals but also the guests of our capital. If you are a connoisseur of Japanese cuisine and unique Korean dishes, you must visit the restaurant “Nam Dae Mun...

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The restaurant "Brazil"
Published: 09 november 2014

"Brazil" is the first and only Brazilian restaurant inUzbekistan. Any Brazilian can easily explain you meaning of the words rodizio, churassker, kaipirinya, feydzhoada, pikanya and panakota. Today you will be acquainted with the meaning of the word rodizio.  It is known 300 years ago, in the Pampas region, in the south ofBrazil, the locals invented a new way of cooking meat (big pieces of meat on the skewer were fried in the open air in the presence of the visitors). So, freshly cooked meat the visitor could eat as much as he wanted. Hence we know the meaning of the word "Rodizio". Well, for the full enjoyment you can only order a refreshing kayperinyu, Brazilian lemonade or classic Sangria.  Here you can see musicians and singers from Rio, taste delicious set of 10 kinds of meat, you will be offered a buffet dinner with plenty of salads, hot dishes and snacks, but the most imp...

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Seven sacred Sufis of Bukhara
Published: 02 november 2014

  Bukhara is the city where many thinkers, scientists, theologians, and poets lived. One of them is Abu Ali ibn Sina (Avicenna). He is the author of many interesting works in the field of medicine, psychology, mathematics, logic, physics, music, poetry, zoology. "Canon of Medicine" is his greatest creation. Al-Hasan al-Basri is theorist, psychologist, who preached the selfless love of God. It was his distinguishing feature of Sufi ideology.   There are seven sacred Sufies in Bukhara. As a rule the tour starts from the grave ofSheikh Abdul-Khaliq Abd Al Gijduvani, who founded School of the Central Asian Sufism. He always took a view that every imam must have his own job. There is Ulugbek madrasah near the new mosque, where pilgrims can pray.   Muhammad Arif Ar Revgary began to learn Sufizm very early. When he was 19, he taught philosophy. His manuscript ...

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The restaurant "Doston House", Bukhara
Rubric: Restaurants
Published: 21 july 2014

 The restaurant «Doston House» was built in 19 century by Bukhara Jew, that’s why the decoration of the house reminds the сonstruction of that time. The main hall of the restaurant is decorated in the   national uzbek style. The walls are decorated with painted mosaics, national ornaments; there are also small niches in the walls. The restaurant is situated in the old part of the city, not far away from the famous square Laybi House. Hospitable «Doston House» invites everybody who wants to enjoy a variety of uzbek dishes prepared in accordance with national traditions. Almost all the main dishes are prepared on an open fire. Traditionally table full of sweets, vegetable salads, dried fruits and flour products. Besides, Radjabov Doston-owner of the house is always glad to offer guests Bukhara wine and soft drinks.  For visitors of the rest...

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The restaurant "Caravan", Tashkent
Rubric: Restaurants
Published: 21 july 2014

 The restaurant «Caravan» is decorated in an oriental style. The entire furnishings interior radiates a friendly atmosphere. This applies to the orcheous color of the walls, and a variety of antiques, and the walls of Gijduvon ceramic tiles. All this gives the restaurant a special charm. Here you can enjoy a variety of live music, from national Uzbek songs to contemporary melodies, from the works of classical music to jazz. Restaurant “Caravan” is always welcome not only the residents of Tashkent, but the guests all over the world for its delicious dishes and unforgettable hospitality.      Cuisine: Uzbek, European, vegetarian  Popular dishes: lamb, kebabs, hasyb, dolma, seafood  Music: Eastern, live, background  Working hours: from 11.00 am to 24 pm...

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The Restaurant "Karim Bek", Samarkand
Rubric: Restaurants
Published: 21 july 2014

  The interior of the restaurant "Karim Bek" combines design, European comfort and eastern generosity. The chef of the restaurant “Karim Bek” will offer you the masterpieces of European cuisine and exquisite dishes, such as a tender chicken, cucumbers stuffed with turkey. There are European hall, eastern courtyard and bar in the restaurant.   "The European Room" accommodates 150 people. This bright and spacious room is ideal for corporate events, presentations, anniversaries, weddings and other celebrations. Here you are offered the masterpieces not only European but also National cuisine.   “Orient courtyard” is an ancient oriental house with ayvan. You can enjoy the richness of the national cuisine in the picturesque national interior. Good service, a favorable atmosphere and comfort will be the occasion to plunge into this unforgettable fairy-tal...

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The Restaurant "Platan", Samarkand
Rubric: Restaurants
Published: 21 july 2014

 The restaurant «Platan» is situated in the centre of Samarkand. Interior, music, entertainments create a harmony of soul and body, filling you with positive emotions. Thanks to the unusual atmosphere of the restaurant, you can relax and relieve fatigue. Restaurant chiefs will surprise you with tasty, fresh and various dishes prepared not only in the kitchen but also in the open air. Restaurant “Platan” is situated in a picturesque and secluded place, which attracts tourists.  Address: Pushkin Street, 2, Samarkand.  Cuisine: European, Uzbek  Working hours: from 10.00 am till 01.00 pm.                                                        Recommended dishes: shashlik, grilled chicken, pork ribs, fahitos and...

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The restaurant "Bahor", Tashkent
Rubric: Restaurants
Published: 21 july 2014

The restaurant «Bahor» is the sight of Tashkent, was built in 1958, it is also monument of culture of Uzbekistan. Here you will be able to experience the atmosphere of the East, enjoy the magnificent show program on the big stage of the famous restaurant, which is accompanied by a variety of dance numbers. From 9 to 10 pm singers of the restaurant "Bahor" sing various repertoires in live performance. There are often famous people, noble people circle.  In the restaurant “Bahor” you will spend an unforgettable evening in beautiful surrounding. Address: Tashkent, street Istikbol, 8.   Cuisine: Uzbek, European, Arabic, Chinese.   Recommended dishes: mampar, crispy chicken, carbonara.   Show-program: from 9.30 pm. to 10.30 pm.   Working hours: from 12.00 am to 24.00....

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The restaurant "Dolon", Bukhara
Rubric: Restaurants
Published: 21 july 2014

  The restaurant “Dolon” is situated between trade domes in old part of Bukhara. Interior design is in a traditional style. At lunchtime you can hear pleasant background music. The main difference of the restaurant “Dolon” is that sitting in one of the comfortable halls or on the terrace, which offers panoramic view of Bukhara, you can admire the beauty of ancient city. You will be surprised by rich variety of national and European dishes and its exquisite and unforgettable taste. Address: Hakikat Street, 27, Bukhara Cuisine: European, Uzbek Working hours: from 09.00 am till 24.00 pm. Popular dishes: shashlik, shurpa  ...

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