Main Dishes

Main Dishes

September 11, 2017

One thing that you can’t forget about Armenia is tastiest and the most appetizing dishes of Armenian cuisine. It reflects the traditions and the history of ancient Armenia. We inherited diverse and rich cuisine from our ancestors.  

The Armenian cuisine is considered to be one of the oldest one in Asia and Transcaucasia. It proves the fact that still 2500 years ago the Armenians knew how to bake bread and make a barbecue. 

The Armenian dishes are famous for their special taste and spicy flavors. The most popular dishes are made of meat. The most important and special dish of every Armenian table is the barbecue. It is made with pork, lamb, beef or chicken in the addition of different species and served with traditional Armenian “Lavash”.

The other traditional dish of Armenian cuisine is the famous “Tolma” or “Dolma”. The Armenians have more than 50 types of traditional Dolma. It is considered to be the second main dish in Armenian tables. It is made with cabbage or grape leaves, rice, minced meat and other species. They also use vegetables (pepper, eggplant, tomato) instead of cabbage leaves.   They wrap the leaves around the minced meat and rice and cook it with olive oil. In the result, it becomes very tasty. So, if you are in Armenia try this dish without a doubt. 

The fish has its special place in Armenian cuisine. The locals like to make fish, especially “Ishkhan”, “Taraph” “Sig”. They have numerous ways of making it. If you want to try the tastiest fish in Armenia, you should visit Sevan city (it takes an hour to get there).

Maybe the most traditional dish in Armenia is “Khash”.  The Armenians love “ Khash”, though it has a long making process. This dish is made of boiled cow’s feet (cleaned, without the smell). The traditional Lavash is also part of this tasty food; they serve the “Khash” mainly with dry Lavash and radishes, of course, it becomes tastier with vodka. 

The traditional soups have also their special place. “Harissa” is one of the tastiest soups in Armenian cuisine. It is made with chicken meat and wheat. We have many kinds of soups and salads, especially for vegans. The special soup made with “Aveluk” is the popular dish in Armenia. It is edible herb which has healthy feature. The Armenians have also very tasty salad made with “ Aveluk”.

 So in this diverse and tasty cuisine, you will find a dish which is better for you.

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