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Zhingyalov hats – Armenia’s favorite snack

Zhingyalov hats

Zhingyalov hats, or jingalov hats - is a hallmark dish from Nagorno-Karabakh (Republic of Artsakh), and if you ever visit the Stepanakert bustling market, you can taste the real deal made fresh in front of you. In recent years, the popularity of this Vegan friendly...

Ishkhan – the most popular Armenian freshwater fish

Ishkhan

Ishkhan is considered a delicacy in Armenia, and can be prepared in an infinite number of ways, usually poached and flavored with bay leaves, fresh tarragon, and peppercorns. You can order it be boiled, grilled, fried or braised with almonds. It is also delicious when...

Armenian Basturma

Armenian Basturma

Armenian Basturma is highly seasoned, air-dried raw beef, flavored with garlic and chaman paste (the mix of pungent spices that’s heavy on fenugreek and paprika). The first recorded mention of basturma was between 95-45 BC in Armenia during the reign of Tigranes the Great....

Armenian Bread Lavash

Armenian Bread Lavash

Throughout the ages, lavash have not only occupied the highest place in Armenian cuisine, but also acquired the sacramental meaning, symbolizing the soul of Armenian people. In 2014, "Lavash, the preparation, meaning and appearance of traditional bread as an expression of culture in Armenia" was...