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Published: 14 february 2014

Beshbarmak is the main dish of the Kazakh national cuisine (from Kyrgyz means "Besh" - five, "Barmak" - finger). Traditional beshbarmak is cooked from horse meat or mutton, for many people such preparation is not acceptable therefore the beef is also used.

In northern Kazakhstan beshbarmak mostly made of horse meat, it is usually served in a wide dish, pieces of meat and thinly rolled dough, cooked in meat broth are put there. Also in beshbarmak are put horse meat sausage, which is poured with sauce.

In the east, south and west of Kazakhstan beshbarmak is served in the form of noodles, cooked in meat broth, there is laid wide and thin slices of meat, rings of onion, then the dish is poured with broth. Rice is often used instead of noodles; broth is served separately in bowls.

This astonishing dish is from boundless steppes. For many centuries wandering tribes found a universal way for the minimum set of ingredients to prepare not only substantial but very tasty dish. It is known that the eastern Central Asian people prefer to eat meals with hands is that so you can experience the full flavor. So if you want to enjoy the taste of this dish truly, taste this dish with hands.

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