Laghman ( is one of the most popular food in Central Asia, and can be found in all Central Asian countries. Noodle was introduced to Central Asia from China since the Silk Road era, and had been native food since then. The name laghman is derived from Chinese lamian, which means noodle that is made by twisting, stretching, and folding the dough into strands. The most famous type of laghman in Central Asia is “Uyghur laghman”, while the Uyghurs are a Central Asian ethnic group mostly inhabiting Xinjiang region (in western China). The dish is a beautiful blend between Chinese and Central Asian culture.
Osh, Kyrgyzstan, 2006