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Plov making in Samarkand


45 EUR

The dish can be called osh or plov in English. On this plov workshop you can participate in the cooking of plov. Welcome to our sunny Uzbekistan dear visitors!

Duration: 4 hours
    Available in
  • French,
  • English,
  • Russian
Tour by Shodiyor
Local Guru

Hello Everyone! My name is Shodiyor. I was born and brought up in Samarkand-the ancient capital of Sogdiana. when I entered the institute and first saw a group of tourists with a guide who was giving information about the history of my homeland I understood that my goal was to become a guide.So I started working as a guide.

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  • Local food and culture
  • Tips and recommendations from locals
  • See local village and life

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Traditionally plov in Uzbekistan is cooked by men. More than a thousand recipes with various ingredients of making plov are known. There are a number of whole books dedicated exceptionally to this dish.

We can mention many kinds of plov according to the region like Tashkent plov, Ferghana plov , Khorezm plov etc. Nevertheless we will make Samarkand plov. You can feel the world famous hospitality of Uzbek people. And of course take part in the process of making plov – the king of the dishes not only in Uzbekistan but also in Central Asia.

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What’s included & not included

  • Transport
  • Guide
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

Meeting point

Registan Square (Регистан Registan St Самарканд Узбекистан)

Reviews from travellers (1)


Interesting experience
for Shodiyor’s tour (Plov making in Samarkand)
Me and my friend attended the plov making class where we learned to make plov. We had a great session with the very friendly guide who brought us to the house of the chef and his wife who taught us how to cook beef plov. The chef could speak some basic English and was fluent in Russian and Uzbek language whilst our guide acted as the translator. Besides plov, we were also served appetisers, desserts and lots of vodka. A good experience!
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