Uyghur Family Dinner

A taste of the East!

Taste a whole new world on a culinary cultural journey to the home of a local Uyghur family in Karakol. Traditional Uyghur recipes and techniques combine with seasonal local ingredients for an elaborate array of dishes and flavours, interspersed with the history and legends of the Uyghur people and their experiences as a distinct community in Kyrgyzstan. Those who wish can join in on the cooking fun – learn to prepare gosh non fried meat bread under the tutelage of the master chef / mother of the family. 

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy a seasonal menu of at least 5 authentic Uyghur dishes served in a family home.
  • Put your own culinary skills to the test to prepare gosh non, a Uyghur favourite.
  • Learn about Uyghur customs and culture through captivating storytelling by the father of the family.

*Vegetarian food is available upon request. Inform us in advance (upon booking request) if you or anyone in your group has any food allergies.

Uyghur Family Dinner

3 Hours  | from 1,200 KGS

per person


This tour is offered by Transfer Service Team company. 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


Tour can be organized upon request (Please book at least 1 day in advance)

Start Time

17:30 - 20:30


3 hours (including transportation)

Good For

Adults, families, children


English, Russian


Rain or shine.

Minimum Group Size

4 people (or upon special request)

Maximum Group Size

15 people

Meeting Point

Destination Karakol Visitor Center

Price Includes:

- Food and ingredients (e.g., tea, homemade juice)
- Local guide & English-speaking interpreter
- Transportation

Not Included in Price:

Alcoholic beverages
(alcohol is not
offered on this tour)

Additional Information

“Crossroads of ethnicities” perfectly describes Kyrgyzstan, and Uyghurs are an essential part of that story. Learn more about Uyghur history, with roots that trace back to western China.

Cook, chat, and learn special recipes and secret ingredients essential to Uyghur cuisine!

Tour Location and Meeting Point

This tour meets at the Destination Karakol Visitor Center (22 Gagarin Street, Karakol).

From there, we will provide transportation to a family home inside Karakol.