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Noni toki: matzoh or not?

Paul Lukas | Mar 20, 200708:00 AM     2

I was recently at a kosher Uzbeki restaurant where they had these huge, bowl-shaped pieces of bread, about 14 inches across. The waitress said they were matzohs, so we ordered one -- delicious.

When the check came, there was no matzoh listed -- instead there was "Noni Toki." I asked and was told that what we'd eaten wasn't actually matzoh -- it was "very much like" matzoh, and was called noni toki. There was a bit of a language barrier, so I couldn't get any more useful information.

I went home, googled "noni toki," and came up with the Wikipedia entry on Bukharian Jews. It includes a brief reference to "Noni Toki, which is hubcap matzoh."

Leaving aside how much I'm now in love with the term "hubcap matzoh," I'm curious about noni toki. Is it really matzoh or not? Does anyone know more about this? I couldn't find anything else on the web.

-- Paul

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