Local Flavor

Get the fuel you need to go the distance. Explore our featured recipes from the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Pakistan, and Kenya below!  

Local Flavor: Kyrgyz Republic

Besh Barmak

The national dish of the Kyrgyz Republic is Besh Barmak. Meaning “five fingers,” Besh Barmark is eaten with the hands and is typically made on festive occasions, such as birthdays. The dish is made up of noodles topped with broth and your choice of meat.

Try the recipe from Who Noms the World and post a photo of your meal on social media using #AKFVirtualVoyage.

Local Flavor: Kyrgyz Republic

Besh Barmak

The national dish of the Kyrgyz Republic is Besh Barmak. Meaning “five fingers,” Besh Barmark is eaten with the hands and is typically made on festive occasions, such as birthdays. The dish is made up of noodles topped with broth and your choice of meat.

Try the recipe from Who Noms the World and post a photo of your meal on social media using #AKFVirtualVoyage.

Local Flavor: Tajikistan

Qurutob

Qurutob is one of Tajikistan’s national dishes, and is a communal dish meant to be eaten with the hands. Sometimes referred to as bread salad, Qurutob is made up of fatir (a flaky flatbread), qurut (a salty cheese), and topped with a variety of vegetables and sometimes meat.

Try the recipe from Cross Cultural Cuisine, which uses Greek yogurt as a substitute for qurut, and post a photo of your meal on social media using #AKFVirtualVoyage.

Local Flavor: Tajikistan

Qurutob

Qurutob is one of Tajikistan’s national dishes, and is a communal dish meant to be eaten with the hands. Sometimes referred to as bread salad, Qurutob is made up of fatir (a flaky flatbread), qurut (a salty cheese), and topped with a variety of vegetables and sometimes meat.

Try the recipe from Cross Cultural Cuisine, which uses Greek yogurt as a substitute for qurut, and post a photo of your meal on social media using #AKFVirtualVoyage.

Local Flavor: Pakistan

Chap Shoro

Chap Shoro, also known as Hunza pie, is a traditional dish from the Hunza Valley area of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. Found in both roadside stalls and high-end cafes, Chap Shoro consists of flatbread stuffed with a flavorful mix of minced meat, chilies, tomatoes, and spices.

Try the recipe from Hunza Bytes and post a photo of your meal on social media using #AKFVirtualVoyage.

Do you have another way of making Chap Shoro, or do you have another favorite food from Pakistan? Share your traditions and dishes with #AKFVirtual Voyage.

Local Flavor: Pakistan

Chap Shoro

Chap Shoro, also known as Hunza pie, is a traditional dish from the Hunza Valley area of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. Found in both roadside stalls and high-end cafes, Chap Shoro consists of flatbread stuffed with a flavorful mix of minced meat, chilies, tomatoes, and spices.

Try the recipe from Hunza Bytes and post a photo of your meal on social media using #AKFVirtualVoyage.

Do you have another way of making Chap Shoro, or do you have another favorite food from Pakistan? Share your traditions and dishes with #AKFVirtual Voyage.

Local Flavor: Kenya

Githeri

Githeri, also called muthere or mutheri, is a traditional Kenyan dish made from corn and beans. A staple dish of the Gikuyu, Meru, Mbeere, and Embu people in Kenya’s Central and Eastern provinces, Githeri is also popular at boarding schools around the country.

Try the recipe from Immaculate Bites and post a photo of your meal on social media using #AKFVirtualVoyage.

Local Flavor: Kenya

Githeri

Githeri, also called muthere or mutheri, is a traditional Kenyan dish made from corn and beans. A staple dish of the Gikuyu, Meru, Mbeere, and Embu people in Kenya’s Central and Eastern provinces, Githeri is also popular at boarding schools around the country.

Try the recipe from Immaculate Bites and post a photo of your meal on social media using #AKFVirtualVoyage.

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