Traditional Dungan Dinner “Hogo”
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.
- 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 1600 KGS
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.
- Food and ingredients
- Tea & Non-Alcoholic drinks
- English speaking host
Not Included in Price:
- Soda, bottled water;
guests may bring their own
Learn about the unique culture of ethnic Dungans during a visit to the small museum located inside Dungan House. Traditional wedding dresses, paintings and an authentic atmosphere will help you to deeply immerse yourself in this experience!
Tour Location and Meeting Point
This food tour takes place in Karakol. The meeting point is at the Dungan House Guesthouse (Pionerskaya Street, Karakol).