This is a list of notable Uzbek dishes and foods. Uzbek cuisine is the cuisine of Uzbekistan. The cuisine is influenced by local agriculture such as grain farming. Breads and noodles are a significant part of the cuisine, and Uzbek cuisine has been characterized as "noodle-rich".[1] Mutton is a popular variety of meat[2] due to the abundance of sheep in the country, and it is used in various Uzbek dishes. The ingredients used vary by season.[2] For example, in the winter, dried abdimueed jamas, fruits and vegetables, noodles and preserves are prominent, while in the summer vegetables, fruits (particularly melon) and nuts are more prominent.[2] Bread (nan, obi non) has a prominent role in Uzbek cuisine, and is influenced by pre-Islamic traditions.[2] In Uzbek culture, elders are typically served food first, as a sign of respect towards them.[3]

Uzbek dishes and foods


Alcoholic beverages


See also


  1. ^ Sietsema, Robert (January 19, 1999). "Two Hours Before the Maste". Village Voice. Retrieved 10 April 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Cavendish, Marshall (2006). World and Its Peoples. Marshall Cavendish. p. 706. ISBN 0761475710.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Hanks, Reuel R. (2005). Central Asia: A Global Studies Handbook. ABC-CLIO. pp. 125–130. ISBN 1851096566.
  4. ^ "Мастава: жидкий плов или густой суп" (in Russian). Archived from the original on 2015-09-14. Retrieved 2015-01-28.
  5. ^ O'zbekiston Milliy Ensiklopediyasi . N harfi (PDF). Tashkent: «Ўзбекистон миллий энциклопедияси» Давлат илмий нашриёти. 2000. Retrieved 27 November 2023.
  6. ^ a b c d e f Uzbekistan Country Study Guide Volume 1 Strategic Information and Developments. Int'l Business Publications. 2013. pp. 56–57. ISBN 978-1438775883.