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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...

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...