“Tajine” is a sort of stew from Morocco and is both the name of the dish and of the particularly shaped pot. Essentially, a Tajine is a stew that can feature any number of vegetables with an any meat that is slowly cooked in a sauce. Popular ingredients include chicken, mutton, chickpea, carrot, onion and olives.
Бууз (pron. is like “bohz” since “у” in Mongolian is pronounced like “o” in “Korea” while “у” in Russian is pronounced like “oo” in “foot”) is the Mongolian national dish whici is a close relative of Chinese 烧卖 or 稍麦 (Shumai, Shaomai). It typically consists of a ground lamb/mutton meat wrapped into a thinly rolled piece of wheat dough, which is then sealed the edges together and steamed.
Шашлик (Shashlik), a skewed and grilled meat, is very popular dish throughout the former Soviet Union include Uzbekistan. It is possible to use any kind of meat for this cooking, but in such a area they use lamb or beef traditionally. The flavor of the food relies on the quality and freshness of the ingredients rather than on spices. It is often served with sliced onion and vinegar (уксус, uksus).
Khuushuur (spelled Хуушуур, pronounced ho-sho-r) is delicious deep-fried pastry stuffed with minced mutton meat related to both Russian Chibreki and Chinese Jiaozi. To place a filling in the middle, then fold the dough over to create half-moon or full-moon shape. Today some Mongolians use vegetables such as carrot, onion and cabbage.