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Food tour around Central Asia Street: Uzbek cuisine & Russian dessert (Part 1)



Video by Lee Min-young, Kim Kang-min

If you look closely into the little alleyways and streets near the Dongdaemun Stadium, Korea's largest shopping district, you can find an exotic neighborhood where signs in Cyrillic line the streets.

Known as "Little Russia," this community is mainly home to migrants from Central Asian nations, particularly Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Mongolia.

The neighborhood was full of Central Asian and Russian restaurants so we had to try out their food first!

We visited 'Samarikant,' the very first restaurant to serve Uzbek food in Seoul, and 'Russian Cakes' to indulge our sweet tooth.




Video by Lee Min-young, Kim Kang-min

If you look closely into the little alleyways and streets near the Dongdaemun Stadium, Korea's largest shopping district, you can find an exotic neighborhood where signs in Cyrillic line the streets.

Known as "Little Russia," this community is mainly home to migrants from Central Asian nations, particularly Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Mongolia.

The neighborhood was full of Central Asian and Russian restaurants so we had to try out their food first!

We visited 'Samarikant,' the very first restaurant to serve Uzbek food in Seoul, and 'Russian Cakes' to indulge our sweet tooth.


Lee Min-young minlee@koreatimes.co.kr


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