14 February 2011

Kyrgyzstan Food Stuff

Things are looking up in the food department.  I finally found turmeric today.  One of the many spice sellers I'd asked said she'd have some later, and when I went back today (it's still a little bit lucky when I find someone in the bazaar), she had some for me.  So happy. 


Food I've found (although it might be really expensive):
Sugar
Salt
White flour
Split peas
Rice
Rolled oats
Spaghetti
Macaroni
Cornmeal
Red lentils
Cracked wheat
Honey
Baking soda
Black pepper
Red pepper
Cumin
Bay leaves
Garlic
Onion
Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar
Jam
Vegetable oil
Olive oil
Butter
Cheese
Salami
Soy sauce
Milk
Bulgur
Garbanzo beans
Sesame seeds
Peanuts
Cinnamon
Turmeric
Cloves
Coriander
Fennel
Nigella
Yellow mustard seed
Tomato paste



Potatoes
Carrots
Cabbage
Tomatoes
Cucumbers
Peppers
Bean sprouts
Oranges
Apples
Spinach
Lemons
Garlic chives
Jusay
Lots of pickled vegetables
Salads
Laghman

Food I think/know I can find when I've had more time to look in Tokmok and Bishkek:
More beansGochujang
Brown sugar
Baking powder
Thyme
Oregano
CardamomBlack mustard seed
Sumac Ginger
Black vinegar
Rice noodles
Sesame oil
Green beans
Tamarind
Whole wheat flour
Reliable fish


Stuff we're eating for dinner:
Laghman with vegetables
Spaghetti
Rice with vegetables
Samsas and vegetables
Various types of plov
Split peas and rice
Roasted vegetables (if the oven cooperates)
Kichree
Rice with garbanzos
Dal with lime (or lemon)
Potato curry
Vegetable curry
Hot pot
Rice noodles with vegetables

2 comments:

  1. Brown sugar .. in the chineese market in Bishkeke..
    Baking powder ...They keep it behind the counter in little individual packets in many of the magazines..like smack on Shimsinski
    Thyme, Oregano will be out in another few weeks in the bazzar produce section as soon as it is in season...
    Rice noodles ... go in the front gates of the bazaar, walk past the fruit, turn right and head toward the cookies and candies.. about 4 rows over on the left they sell dried rice and potatoe noodles. Sessime oil is in the Narodni at the trafic circle... Green beens I have not seen, but in a few weeks they will have green beans that are about 3 feet long in the produce section,
    The whole wheat flower is actualy sold over with the cattle food , in the animal bazaar.. I think they call it the third milled flower.. The narodni now carries good frozen fish, but also if you go to the smack magazine ove on Shamsinski near the Tellacome, they have a few freezers of fish there.

    Hope that helps

    ReplyDelete
  2. I had no idea there was a Chinese market in Bishkek. Definitely going there next time we're in Bishkek. Where is it? You don't mean Dordoi, do you?

    I've found most of the other things you mentioned, like rice noodles and the herbs and the fish. We've tried the animal bazaar for whole wheat flour, asking for third sort, but haven't had luck yet. We'll try again this week.

    Thanks!

    ReplyDelete