Traditional cuisine of Abkhazia
Food in Abkhazia is healthy, tasty and balanced.
Food in Abkhazia
An important place in the diet of the Abkhazians is occupied by meat and dairy products, as well as corn, nuts, fruits and grapes..
The food of the Abkhazians is simple and varied. A typical dish on the table of a resident of Abkhazia is mamalyga (fresh thick porridge made from corn flour). In general, they make a lot of dishes from corn flour, for example, tortillas and the basis for the dessert atvirtzma (halva).
There are not so many pork and fish dishes in Abkhaz cuisine, but it is famous for dishes based on game, lamb, walnuts, cheese and vegetables..
It is worth noting that the Abkhaz cuisine is quite spicy, since the inhabitants of Abkhazia like to season dishes with sauces, spices (basil, coriander, savory), adjika.
You can eat tasty food in local cafes, canteens and restaurants, but it is advisable to choose a place for rest depending on what kind of cuisine you are fond of. For example, if you love Japanese and European cuisine, you'd better stay in the cities of Sukhum or Gagra, because in other resort cities you will find catering establishments that offer their guests exclusively local and homemade Russian cuisine..
But if you take into account the financial issue, then food prices in Gagra are the highest. And best of all, in terms of the price and quality of products, catering is organized in the city of Sukhum..
Drinks in Abkhazia
Winemaking brought glory to Abkhazia: almost all villagers grow grapes in order to subsequently make homemade wine (ripe grapes are choked by hand).
In Abkhazia, you should try:
- legendary wine brands - "Psou", "Bouquet of Abkhazia", "Anakopia", "Lykhny";
- new brands of wines - "Chegem", "Eshera", "Amra".
It also consists of trying chacha, a grape vodka made from grape varieties such as Isabella and Akachich..
Gastronomic tour to Abkhazia
Fans of gastronomic tours can go to the restaurant of national cuisine - "Apatskhi": having settled in a picturesque place on the banks of the Black River, you can taste hominy, lobio, smoked meat, khachapuri, young cheese, pickles, pkhali, as well as treat yourself to homemade wine and chachey.
The village of Chernigovka is definitely worth a visit. Since it is located in a unique place - in the gorge of a mountain river under waterfalls, you can not only enjoy the local scenic views, but also take advantage of Abkhazian hospitality - if you wish, you can organize a delicious lunch with barbecue and traditional wine.
You should definitely bring wine from Abkhazia - for this purpose it is worth buying it in a glass factory bottle (it is better not to buy this drink from private traders).