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Khash: The King Of Armenian Table

Khash

Khash is one of the most popular Armenian dishes, eaten mostly in the cold season. It is cooked by boiling bovine shanks for long hours until the tendon falls off the bones, and the water becomes a thick broth. The cooking and consumption khash is...

Armenian Wines

Armenian Wines

Armenia has always been the birthplace of wine and grapes, as with over 400 rare varieties of grapes grow on the territory of Armenia. The unique climatic conditions of Armenia contributed to the active development of winemaking. The Ararat plain and mountain valleys are distinguished...

Ghavurma: How The Ancient Armenians Preserved Meat

Ghavurma

Another must-have dish worth trying while on vacation in Armenia is beef ghavurma. The preliminary preparation of this dish is complex and multi-stage, therefore ghavurma has a completely unique taste. Ghavurma is most often served as an independent dish - before serving, the meat is...

Harissa: The National Dish Of Armenians

Harissa

Harissa is an Armenian national meat dish, which in its appearance resembles a stew made from cracked wheat and poultry meat. Harissa is associated with the events of the Armenian Genocide in Turkey in 1915, when six Armenian villages on the Mediterranean coast in Ottoman...

Tjvjik: Armenian Classic

Tjvjik

Considered a delicacy in some Armenian villages, originally, Tjvjik was made by frying pieces of beef liver with large amounts of chopped onions that have been seasoned only with salt and pepper. Today, the dish is made with additional ingredients that include tomatoes (grated or...

Armenian Tonir BBQ: The Sun In The Ground

Armenian Tonir BBQ

Everyone knows, that the Sun was an ancient symbol of Armenians. But not many people know that the Armenians also have the Sun symbol in the ground. That is the Armenian Tonir - from time immemorial the tonir was worshiped by Armenians like other...

Lake Sevan Crayfish Kebab: An Armenian Delicacy

Crayfish Kebab

Broaden your gastronomic horizons, and go beyond the traditional meat or chicken kebab. Try kebab made of crayfish! A visit to Armenia is not complete without you trying a Crayfish Kebab. The blue crayfish found in Lake Sevan and surrounding rivers is absolutely delicious. So,...

Matnakash – The Ultimate Armenian Bread

Matnakash

The golden brown crust from the outside and the softness on the inside will make you devour this delicious bread, especially when it’s fresh out of the oven. Have the bread with cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh greens & herbs, along with your general meal, or...

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...