"Eating out in Almaty" Top 5 Page for this destination Kazakhstan Restaurant Tip by TheWanderingCamel

Kazakhstan Restaurants: 9 reviews and 7 photos

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by TheWanderingCamel

We only ate out a few times in Almaty as we were staying with expat friends but we certainly managed to sample some local food, Georgian cooking and the burgers at Mad Murphy's (a popular expat hangout run by an Australian) not to mention an absolutely delicious Russian dish of stuffed cabbage cooked by our friend's housekeeper and a feast of caviar.

We were asked to join a Kazakh family's picnic but had brought our own barbecue and lots of fresh salad, so never did find out what was in the big bowl she was holding.

Favorite Dish: Kazakh food - a spicy, meaty soupy-stew (shurpa?) and tasty if a bit tough shashlyk were good choices

Georgian food - kachaupuri were delicious -light as a feather pastry filled with a soft, runny cheese, served hot - very moreish. Bahze - a chicken and walnut stew flavoured with saffron is a definitive taste of the Caucasus

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  • Updated May 8, 2005
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