Baliq

Azerbaijan food
The picture here is Baliq (fish) which is prepared in the way of simple fry. The Caspian Sea, the largest enclosed body of water on earth, is in an endorheic basin (it has no outflows) and is bounded to the west by Azerbaijan, that is why some part of the source of Azerbaijani life is fish.

Donar

Azerbaijan food
Donar (means “rotating (grilled meat)”) is popular take-away item in Azerbaijan, which is equevalent to döner kebap in Turkey. It is called nomadic dish originating from the Turkish, also known as Gyros in Greece or Shawarma in Arabic countries. Shavings are cut off the block of meat for serving, it can be served as a bread sandwich with vegetables such as cucumber, tomato, onion, etc.

Permeni

Azerbaijan food
Although these succulent dumplings reffer to be originated in China, Azerbaijani Perimeni resembles ones in Russia and its surrounding countries. Small dumpling made with thin-skin, chopped lumb meat and some herbs. Fresh sour cream is frequently topped.

Chorek

Azerbaijan food
Azerbaijani people enjoy a lot of bread called Chorek. It is so important that its word refrects ‘food’ or ‘meal’ as well. It is Uzbek, Tajik or Uygur-like round flat bread and about 3cm thick.