The traditional meal of Kazakhs begins with dairy drinks: offers a mare (mare's milk), “shubat” (camel milk) or “Ayran” (sour cow's milk), which not only quench thirst but also strengthen the immune system. 
Contemporary cuisine includes not only native Kazakh dishes but many dishes of other nations living in southern Kazakhstan. Some dishes are prepared only in a “Tandyr” - a special clay oven. It is believed that original “samsa” can be baked only in “Tandyr”. 


Recommended restaurants:

Astana: Line Brew, Baiterek Tower Restaurant, Samovar, Venezia

Almaty: Thai, Dk, Borgo Antico and Taj Mahal