Food in Uzbekistan: 21 Traditional Uzbek Dishes You Must Try

Uzbekistan shares much of its culinary tradition with Turkey as well as serving up a wide number of noodle and dumpling dishes that bear a close resemblance to their counterparts in China, Nepal, and other Eastern Asian countries.

What to Eat  in Uzbekistan:  21 Local Dishes  to Try

Scribbled Arrow


Plov (sometimes also called “osh”) is widely considered to be the national dish of Uzbekistan.


Shashlik is simply skewered meat cooked on the grill.

Lagman (Soup)

Lagman (sometimes also spelled “lahg’mon”) is another extremely popular food in Uzbekistan.

Fried Lagman

Another wonderful way to enjoy those delicious hand-pulled lagman noodles is stir-fried.

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