Arriving in Crimea, do not forget to eat Lagman from the Tatars
“Will you have us a snack somewhere?”
Tatarin Alan, the owner-driver of an eight-seater Mercedes, who is going on excursions at the bus terminal in Alushta, with whom we agreed that he would take us to Bakhchisarai for a whole day, look at the Khan's palace, the monastery and Chufut-Kale, promises that as soon as we get together, he will show us where to have lunch. Well, at the same time he tells about his acquaintances what a great cafe they had on Ai-Petri, until all were dispersed from there. But the prudent Tatars in time built themselves a cafe in another place and did not lose, because now they are working in a new place and it seems to be doing quite well.
In Bakhchisarai, near the Khan's Palace, while we are about to go inside, we receive from Tatar people two oral invitations and three with business cards. Everyone is ready to feed tasty and inexpensive, with a view of the palace and not only. It is necessary to say, talking with others, one thing can be said - going to have lunch at a Tatar cafe, you can be sure that they will feed you really tasty.We believe in a word to the driver that he will bring to a place where it will be delicious. We are going.
We leave from Bakhchisarai and a little to the side, like along the road to Sevastopol. Cafe "Sherbet". Great. Tables on the street under a canopy, tables in the gazebo, a separate building for guests, a separate kitchen, on the second floor, probably, some kind of hotel. A large summer open kitchen, on which there are barbecues, a tandoor for flat cakes, in general, everything is thought out, everything is done to make it convenient to cook.
A girl, taking an order, to the question: “Is there any bread?” (They did not get to him in the menu), she answers:
- Why do you need bread, take the cakes.
We think we agree. We look at the menu, we take with the wife on Lagman. What is this, we are in the Crimea for the third day, and we are eating some borscht. It is necessary lagman. Sons on a tour of the Khan Palace told about Kelin-ash. This is such a Tatar soup, in which many, many small dumplings. This is what we need, let us be kelin-ash.
They bring a flat cake, soups, to the lagman a cruet, in which a bunch of different herbs. It turns out that he put vinegar. Corporate, with herbs. We try. Without vinegar, with vinegar. Tasty and so and so. Want to be quick, you can add. Moreover, it is not quite vinegar, it turns out a seasoning in which vinegar was the basis, and then another pile of everything fragrant added its own. Very interesting.
In the meantime, the tandyr cake, which the girl had given us, flies away at the speed of sound, almost faster than sound. All that you buy in your Moscow, St. Petersburg and other institutions can not be compared with this Tartar tartar on the street. Something similar came across to me a couple of times and it was always with Uzbeks or Tatars. What they do in bakeries, in any case, we have - easy imitation.
Then bring pasties. In general, they are already superfluous, because the lagman and kelin-ash are really nazhoristymi, obviously do not regret the meat, and cook with the soul, not lazy. But pasties brought, we must eat. And ... they fly away, and not having time to get on the photos. Fiery. So, it’s almost impossible to hold in your hands. With almost transparent, rolled into a really thin layer of dough. Now that these pasties have been eaten long ago, I can only say one thing. We took with meat and platter (inside the meat, cheese and tomatoes). Tasty were those and others. They cost the same - a portion of 240 rubles. In portions three cheburek. And this is exactly the exact dose. Eat - and the feeling that the world is beautiful is guaranteed.
And then - to whom tea from drinking bowls, to whom sherbet. Before ordering specifically clarified what the owners mean by sherbet? In general, this is something like homemade lemonade.That is what you need if you want to drink something cool. Tea is served with drinking bowls. No cups - Tatar cafe.
Total. 1700 for four, a feeling of fullness and understanding that the Tatars cook very tasty. You will go to Sevastopol - this cafe will fall somewhere near Bakhchisarai, feel free to stop by. Tasty place.