"The city of Samarkand, founded in the 7th century BC and now part of modern Uzbekistan, was once a stop on the Silk Road for traders from China, Persia and India. Taste of Samarkand, a restaurant in Queens that celebrates Kosher Uzbek cooking, opened just last August. "It takes time for a meal to unfold, but that is fine," writes @nytfood critic Ligaya Mishan, who tried everything from achichuk, "a deceptively simple assembly of tomatoes and onions booby-trapped with jalapeños, enough to temporarily short-circuit the taste buds," to baklava. Photo by @anrizzy for @nytfood." By nytimes on Instagram.
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