Based on nomadic roots, Kazakhstan’s traditional food is a reflection of country's unique ethnic and religious composition. The traditional lifestyle of Kazak is centralized at the livestock. The customs of the nomadic people and the Middle Eastern influences can be easily recognized while enjoying the traditional food of the country.
Some restaurants situated at exclusive hotels in the country offer all type of cuisines that include Chinese, Japanese, Continental and many more. Those international dishes are relatively expensive. Some food courts offer vegetarian options also. If you make it very clear about the choice of vegetarian cuisine, some food eateries can provide you the preferred food.
The local specialties revolve around the mutton (meat from sheep), horse meat and a wide range of milk products. Some of the most popular Kazak dishes include kazi and chuzhuk (horsemeat sausages), kuyrdak (dish made from roasted sheep offal and fat), besbarmak (boiled meat and small pieces of dough) and various other horse delicacies (zhal, zhaya). These dishes are prepared from a freshly slaughtered horse, sheep, or cow and consist of the animal's heart, liver, kidneys and other organs.
Some of the famous restaurants in Almaty:
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Following are some of the famous restaurants in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan.