Top 15 Armenian foods you should try in Armenia

Top 15 Armenian foods you should try in Armenia

Armenia is a very tasty country and it offers the visitors all kinds of dishes. You can feel the taste of Armenian with the help of these dishes (and not only these ones).

Top 10 Armenian dishes

1. Harissa

Harissa is a thick porridge made from korkot (it is a dried or roasted cracked wheat) and meat (chicken or lamb). The greatest disadvantage of this dish is the extremely long cooking process, but the taste is worth it.

2. Khash

Khash is a traditional Armenian dish which is made out of boiled cow or sheep parts, which might include all the body parts of the cow. This dish also needs to be boiled a very long time, a whole night to be clear. It is served with dry lavash.

3. Dolma

Dolma is a traditional Armenian dish though it is popular in many countries. Its name comes from the Armenian word “Toli” which means the grapevine and it has its meaning as dolma is made out of grapevine. Ground spiced lamb meat full of rice is wrapped in it.

4. Khorovats

Khorovats also known as barbeque is an amazing dish made out of beef also other kinds of meat and grilled vegetables. It is made on a wood fire ashes and the taste is incredible. This dish has another peculiarity which is that it is made by men.

5. Khashlama

Khashlama is another Armenian dish which shouldn’t be confused with Khash as they are too different. Khashlama is made out of meat and different kind of vegetables. Meat should be too soft.

6. Kebab

There are many types of kebabs such as Lula kebab, crawfish kebab, fish kebab and so on. All of them are too tasty and you must taste all of them.

7. Ghapama

Ghapama is a tasty dish made out of stuffed pumpkin. The filling of the pumpkin is removed and then it is filled with boiled rice and dried fruits such as chopped almonds, apple, cornel, apricot, plums, dates, prunes and raisins.

8. Basturma

Basturma is highly seasoned, air-dried cured beef which came from the Balkans and is well-known in Armenia, as the Armenian basturma has a unique taste. Come and taste it and feel the ideal taste of Armenian basturma.

9. Choereg

Choreg is sweet bread made out of white flour, baking soda, eggs, dry yeast and vanilla. It is considered to be a traditional Easter bread, so come to Armenia at Easter time and taste this amazing sweet bread.

10. Lavash

Lavash is an Armenian traditional bread. In 2014 "lavash, the preparation, meaning and appearance of traditional bread as an expression of culture in Armenia" was registered in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Top 5 Armenian desserts

1. Fruit Lavash

Fruit lavash, also known among Armenians as “ttu” (sour) lavash is a fantastic sweet which is made in Armenia and is considered to be an inseparable part of New Year party. It is the most favourite food for Armenian children.

2. Armenian Snickers / Sudjukh

Armenian Sudjukh known as Armenian Snickers is much tastier than Snickers itself. It consists of different types of nuts which are wrapped in fruit juice, then they are dried. It looks amazingly tasty.

3. Gata

Gata is Armenian traditional sweet bread which is always ready to attract the visitors, to amaze their taste and to attract their attention with the fantastic writings on it.

4. Dried fruits

Armenians love to dry fruits as by drying them housewives are sure to keep their all vitamins alive and in winter for example when there is a crave for vitamins, Armenians will surely have their package of vitamins.

5. Jam

Jam is an inseparable part of Armenian cuisine as all the Armenians use jam during tea drinking especially in winter when the weather is not so good. Jam is a good way to keep the vitamins in cans.

This guide for Armenian dishes will help you in finding the best dish you like and to discover Armenia with the help of amazing dishes.

Gardman Tour, 24.05.2018