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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...

St. Nicholas The Miracle Worker Russian Orthodox Church

St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church

The St. Nicholas the Miracle Worker Russian Orthodox Church was built in 1846 by Ukrainian Cossacks from the regions of Poltava and Chernigov, who settled in Armenia in the early 19th century. The Church has been shut since the 1988 Spitak Earthquake. Registered as a...

Souvenirs To Buy In Armenia & Where To Find Them

Armenian Souvenirs

The common question that tourists usually ask is "What to buy in Armenia?" If you want to savor an authentic shopping experience in Armenia - Yerevan’s Vernissage market is right up your alley. Another great place to buy art and souvenirs in Yerevan is the...

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...

Charles Aznavour (1924-2018)

Charles Aznavour

Arguably, the most famous Armenian of his time, Charles Aznavour was a French-Armenian singer, lyricist, actor and diplomat. In a career as a composer, singer and songwriter, spanning over 70 years, he recorded more than 1,200 songs interpreted in 9 languages. Moreover, he wrote or...

Armenian Duduk

Armenian Duduk

The Armenian duduk is a double reed woodwind instrument made of apricot wood, and it is indigenous to Armenia. Born in the early eons of Armenian history, the duduk is considered the most "Armenian" of all folk instruments, because of its origins and its ability...

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...