Osh is the big city in southern Kyrgyzstan, at the junction of China, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan. Osh was an important post in the heydays of the ancient Silk Road. The food tradition of the region shows the blending of food culture between Central Asia and China. Besides the main staple of bread and plov rice, Osh is also famous of highly Chinese-influenced dishes like laghman noodle and manty dumplings. Like other Silk Road cities, the people here also can spend hours sitting in teahouses consuming pots of green and black tea.

Osh, Kyrgyzstan, 2006

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