Uzbek men like gathering together in a tea-house where they can either order pilaf from local cooks or make it themselves renting a place in the kitchen. Let’s visit a typical Uzbek tea-house and enjoy the process of cooking.
That’s what a regular tea-house can look. It happens that the building won’t have any signs proving one can enjoy food here.
The kitchen has a huge stove with 11 cooking pots. There are two ways to cook national dishes: they use either a cooking pot or a char-grill.
Gas is widely used.
Large cooking pots are situated far from the center of the stove. Regular pots are used to cook pilaf for 10-15 people whereas big ones can satisfy the needs of 40-50 guests.
Everyone could smell the delicious aroma of food coming from the kitchen.
Frying meat together with onions.
Other cooks working in the kitchen.
These cooks refused to wear a uniform.