Recommend an inspiring person

WE matter who is close to us and to our families. We wish to be close to us only reliable people who can be trusted.

    Наши люди WE:

  • Наш Человек стремится создавать то, что улучшает жизнь людей

  • Наш Человек в общении с окружением честен и справедлив, порядочен и верен

  • Вы доверяете ему и уверены в его искренности

  • Наш Человек живет полной жизнью: любимая семья, достойное окружение, любимое дело, интересное хобби

  • Наш Человек всегда идет вперед и развивается

  • Наш Человек неравнодушен и готов вместе с нами создавать добрые дела

Далее closerecommendheropopupa
Recommend an inspiring person

Выберете одну или нескольо рубрик, в которую вы рекомендуете человека

Закрыть поиск
Закрыть поиск

Спасибо за неравнодушие!
Нам важно узнавать о достойных людях, чтобы рассказывать о них городу!

Вернуться на главную


    [SRC] => /upload/resize_cache/iblock/33e/400_450_240cd750bba9870f18aada2478b24840a/33ec65ebb7c08a46cbff8a91787a8bec.jpg
    [WIDTH] => 400
    [HEIGHT] => 450
5 food-related rituals and customs of Central Asia


5 food-related rituals and customs of Central Asia



Chaikhana is a common tradition of Central Asia and Caucasus. Traditional tea house with carpeted low daybeds with tables fixed in the middle. The chaikhana is the place where men of all ages can gather and discuss important issues. Anything can become the topic for discussion: cotton crop forecasts, cattle market fluctuation, what goods are currently in the great request, what resorts are the best to go, etc. Almost in every chaikhana, there is its own trustworthy aksakal, an 'informal leader', who expresses people's general opinion most properly. Once a man has had his fill of tea, he turns his empty cup upside down in front of him as an indication that he does not wish to be asked to have more tea, and continues the discussion.

Auyz tiyu

Auyz tiyu.png

Auyz tiyu means to taste the food before leaving for vacations, medical treatment, going to trip or enter а university. Traditionally, Kazakhs never let their guests go without having meals, and it's аn evidence of Kazakh generosity and hospitality. And if you have соmе just to dastarkhan, you аre have to do 'auyz tiyu', to drink tea or to taste offered meal. If one refuses, it may offend the owner of the house.

Morning pilaf

Morning pilaf.jpg

An ancient Uzbek custom dedicated to the holiday or funeral, and in both cases served only by men. The cooking of morning pilaf begins in the evening with the ceremony of slicing carrots 'sabzi tugrar'. The morning pilaf itself is prepared for the end of the morning prayer 'bomdod namozi'. After that, the participants of the prayer taste just prepared morning pilaf. The sounds of karnays and surnays announce the beginning of the morning pilaf. Guests sit at the table and after the rite wishes — 'fotiha', starts eating. First, flatbreads and tea served on the table, then pilaf in large lagans, one lagan is usually for two people.

Tsutai tsai

Tsutai tsai.jpg

Traditional Mongolian salty tea. The name suutei tsai in Mongolian means milk tea. The tea is also known as süütei tsai, tsutai tsai, or Mongolian salty tea. Suutei tsai is one of the most common drinks in Mongolia. It is usually served to guests when they arrive at a Mongolian home. Guests mandatory treated to freshly brewed tea. Therefore, tea is brewed in their presence. Stale and warmed tea is a symbol of disrespect.



The traditional set table in Central Asia, usually round in shape. Dastarkhan is a part of Central Asian traditional cuisine and the entire dining ritual. During the dastarkhan, green tea or black tea with milk should be served from the beginning to the end of dining.

Photo source: pinterest.com

Узнайте первыми:

Подписаться на рассылку WE project!

Мы пишем о том, что помогает сориентироваться в новом мире и выбрать то, что нужно именно вам.

10 places in Dushanbe, where you can enjoy traditional Tajik cuisine
10 places in Dushanbe, where you can enjoy traditional Tajik cuisine
FIKA, TÖR, and Aiza Neo Bistro: 12 trendy places in Almaty for those who like to be on trend
FIKA, TÖR, and Aiza Neo Bistro: 12 trendy places in Almaty for those who like to be on trend