Tatar Cuisine - Kazan-Kyzgan

Tatar Kazan-Kyzgan and Kunterma

In my last post, about Kazan Chay Bar, a Tatar restaurant in Moscow, I introduced you to kazan-kyzgan, a dish prepared to order in a kazan, wherein small cubes of a meat of your choice are sautéed with onion, spices, potatoes, peppers, and tomatoes, kept in separate layers, and topped with herbs. This was the […]

Tatar Cuisine - Kazan Chay Bar

Moscow Rules, Part 3: Kazan Chay Bar

At first glance, Kazan Chay Bar looks like an inconspicuous Tatar restaurant in Moscow’s Zamoskvorechye District, an area that has seen a surge in office building construction over the past few years. But pay closer attention and you’ll notice that it’s located on Little Tatar Lane; near Tatar Street, the Old Mosque of Moscow, and a […]


New Russian Brioche, Herring, and Foie Gras

To go with the Moscow Rules series of restaurant reports that I’ve recently started, I intend to create recipes that are directly inspired by or adapted from the dishes I ate during my visits to each restaurant. Consider this my first entry! In my last post, I talked about Moscow’s White Rabbit, its ambitious Chef […]