Today was a gorgeous day so I decided to take a walk through the city and find a great place to eat. I ended up discovering a great Central Asian restaurant called Zhety Kazyna. Not having eaten my first traditional Kazak meal yet, I thought today would be the day. The restaurant is exotically decorated and Central Asian themed with treasures from the ancient Silk Road adorning the walls.
I sat in the nice outdoor patio since it was such a nice day and was greeted immediately by one of the waiters. After bringing my menu, he came back with a blue robe to wear during my meal, making me feel like a local in the foreign city. I could already tell this was going to be a great meal.
My meal included:
- Green tea with lemon
- Baursaki, doughnut-like pastries
- Plov (Pilaf), boiled rice with lamb and horse meat. Think Chinese style fried rice with big chunks of meat on top.
The meal was perfect: great food, cool ambience, fantastic service…all for a reasonable price. This won’t be last meal at Zhety Kazyna.