Kazakh Horse Meat Medallion, Kimchi, and Samsa

Kazakh Horse Steak, Kimchi, and Samsa

I know, I know: I’ve already posted a recipes for a Kazakh horse steak less than one year ago. How many horse steak recipes does one need? How many Kazakh recipes does one need? For most people, that would be zero and zero. But we’re here to change that at Food Perestroika, as one cannot eat […]

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Green Market - HAlmaty Green Market - Horse Meatorse Meat

Kazakh Adventures, Part 2: Impressions from Almaty

Just as I did for beshbarmak, I’d like to interrupt my Tajik Adventures series to give a little bit of background about my recent horse steak post. So let’s head to Almaty, the former capital of the former Kazakhstan Social Socialist Republic. And let’s start with a former Soviet landmark, Café Ldinka. I say former, because it burned […]

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Kazakh Cuisine - Almaty-Style Horse Steak, with Markovka and Khychin

Almaty-Style Horse Steak, with Khychin and Morkovka

While there are many countries where horse meat is available and consumed occasionally (sometimes unbeknownst to the consumers), Kazakhstan is one of the few places where it’s one of the major meats in the butcher’s display. Its use goes beyond the traditional kazy and beshbarmak, and at some restaurants in the larger cities, you can enjoy a […]

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