Traditional Dungan Hot Pot Dinner

Oasis of Dungan Culture

Chinese hotpot (known locally as Hogo) is a traditional Dungan dish based on a variety of pre-measured ingredients laid out for diners to cook and eat themselves right at the table in a pot of spiced broth. While waiting for your favorites to cook, learn the intricacies of the Hua Tsa tea ceremony and enjoy with a treat of national pastries. After dinner, visit our cozy family museum with traditional costumes and old props from Dungans’ tradition daily life, including exhibits which are more than a hundred years old. Memorialize the evening with the opportunity to take great pictures in national Dungan costumes as a keepsake, along with a special gift from your host family.

Tour Highlights

  • Join your friends and family in selecting your favourite ingredients from the wide variety laid out across the table, and plunging them into a delicious broth that cooks them while you wait.
  • Engage with your welcoming hostess to learn about local aspects of modern and traditional Dungan culture and lifestyles, which vary from country to country in Central Asia and even region to region within Kyrgyzstan. 
  • Taste a range of traditional Dungan sweets, pastries, and tea to finish off your meal.

*This tour offers mostly vegetarian food. Vegetarian-only meals can be provided upon request. Please inform of food allergies at the time of booking.

Traditional Dungan Dinner "Hogo"

2.5 Hours  | From 1,600 KGS

per person


This tour is offered by Dungan House Karakol. As a member of Destination Karakol, this business is actively invested in promoting tourism and community development in Karakol and the surrounding region.

Note for individual travelers: All our tours require to have a minimum group of people. The Karakol Visitor Center team will do its best to assemble a group of other interested participants in order to guarantee your departure.

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Tour Details


With prior reservation, 1 day in advance


from 17:30; flexible 


2.5 hours

Good For

Adults, families, children


English, Russian


Any weather

Minimum Group Size

4 (or upon special request)

Maximum Group Size

20 people

Meeting Point

Dungan House guesthouse

Price Includes:

  • Food and ingredients
  • Tea & Non-Alcoholic drinks
  • English speaking host

Not Included in Price:

  • Soda, bottled water

Tour Location and Meeting Point

This food tour takes place in Karakol. The meeting point is at the Dungan House Guesthouse (Pionerskaya Street, Karakol).