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Uzbechka Avenue O: Trained Uzbek Chef Prepares Great Food

jonkyo | Dec 6, 201408:02 AM     3

This is located at 42 Avenue O, just a door or two down from the Albanian Bar.

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The dining area of this most quaint Avenue O restaurant, nestled in the community of Albanian, Chinese, and older Italian, is very comfortable, and offers excellent dining experience for whatever the occasion.

The specialty of the Chef seemed to be all that I ordered, and I am sure much more.

I began with a Lamb soup, the taste of which was indeed splendid.

Uzbek noodles that are hand made, in the restaurant, are called Lagman Noodles. They are said to originate in Kazakhstan, but I can tell you that they are very much similar to the noodles I had in Mainland China, prepared by shop owners from Ürümqi, in Xinjiang.

There is no question as to the similarity.

And these noodles, hand cut, home made, were prepared with a delicate broth, that contained vegetables as well as chunks of cow beef.

Skewers of meat eventually made their appearance on the table that lay before me, and as I had summoned lamb liver, the waiter was careful to ask how I intended to have these chunks of lamb liver cooked. I requested they be rare to medium, closer the rare side.

This was certain to be no mistake, as the lamb livers arrived rare, and were one of the most delightful morsels ever to enter my mouth. Amazingly delicious, due to the very careful care of the wait staff. I have never been asked whether the liver be cooked fully, partially, or slightly, until I ordered such at Uzbechka.

Not only were they cooked to the customers satisfaction, the skewers contained full chunks of lamb fat (see photo), and this was something I do not encounter at other establishments. An added joy, I must say.

Other skewers were lamb rib.

Uzbechka should be on your list if you desire Central Asian dining.

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