The Uighur Lagman Experience
Learn how to make lagman, a traditional ethnic Uighur dish made of hand-pulled noodles in a local home. Not only will you have an opportunity to pull and stretch your own noodles, but you’ll also enjoy your own noodles in a home-cooked lagma, served together with samsa and salads for a full Uighur meal.
Along the way you’ll learn from Gulya, your host and lagman expert, about Uighur cuisine, history, culture and everyday life.
- Make your own hand-pulled lagman noodles…and try not to laugh.
- Enjoy a home-cooked Uighur meal of lagman, samsa (dumplings), salads and dessert in a family home.
- Learn about Uighur cuisine, culture and life today from your local host and guide.
Location: Karakol town
Duration: 1, 5 hours
Departure/Return: Destination Karakol Visitor Center, 22 Gagarin Street, Karakol
Time: Upon request
- Lagman noodle demonstration
- Food and tea
- Local guide and English-speaking interpreter
NOT included in the price:
Sodas and alcoholic beverages
- Vegetarian alternatives are available upon request. Inform us in advance (upon booking request) if you or anyone in your group has any food allergies.
One of the things that makes Karakol unique: it’s a crossroads of ethnicities, cultures and cuisines. In this tour, you’ll learn about and taste lagman, a Uighur dish whose roots trace back to western China. After a hands-on experience of stretching and working your own hand-pulled noodles, you’ll taste the results of your efforts in a homemade Uighur meal of lagman, samsa and salads.
Even if you’ve tried lagman in restaurants, this tour is still for you. Nothing beats Gulya’s homemade version!