EuroAsia Kavurma Lagman (Food of the Week)

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Uzbekistan, a former Soviet Socialist Republic, has been well positioned to soak up loads of culinary influences over the past two millenniums. Alexander the Great and Genghis Khan both held control at key points, Iranian nomads roamed the land, and Uzbekistan was also on the Silk Road between Europe and China. That’s a roundabout way of saying that a hearty hand-pulled noodle dish popping up in Uzbekistan shouldn’t have surprised many people.

At EuroAsia in Encino’s Plaza de Oro, a restaurant with burgundy tablecloths and patio facing a bubbling fountain, they serve a serious Kavurma Lagman ($14). Chewy hand-rolled noodles, join juicy strips of beef flap steak and thin-cut vegetables like carrot, celery red bell pepper. The bowl is dusted with dill and comes with tangy sour cream. In my experience, the lagman even outpaces EuroAsia’s house-made dumplings, which is quite a feat.

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EuroAsia Kavurma Lagman (Food of the Week)

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