Kazakhstan Food is as diverse as its ethnic composition. Originally the kazakhs lead nomadic lifestyle under the harsh weather conditions of the area. Therefore basic food consisted of milk, meat (predominately mutton or horse) and wheat. Hence, the traditional besbarmak, baursak, various milk based products like kurt, drinks like kumyss, shubat etc
Various major historic events of the last century had also left their
legacy in the food culture of the people living on the territory of
If you want to know what kind of food Kazakhstani people eat and what the food prices are I recommend you to go to the Zelyoniy Bazaar (a.k.a. Green Market). Various stands there reflect the food composition of Kazakhstanis as well as its ethnic diversity. Many tourists say it is one the must see Almaty places.
You can find all sorts of cuisines in Almaty Restaurants starting from traditional Asian food to European continental cuisines. You'll find some fast food places, but mostly you'll be served with a good choice of slow food in Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan is like a hub for Russian and Central Asian Food culture.
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