Armenian cuisine has oriental flavors with plenty ofmany similarities with Lebanese, Turkish and Greek, since the country's long history is reflected in its gastronomy.
Lavash is easy to find almost in every restaurant. It's soft, thin, flat bread without leavening agents which is prepared in the traditional oven, the tandor. It's often called Armenian bread as many culinary experts believe that it originates from Armenia. In 2014 the lavash was included in the list of UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage as it's an important part of Armenian culture.
Dolmas are the national food of the country and you will find them in all restaurants. These are stuffed grape leaves with minced meat, while it is also worth trying the version with cabbage leaves which are just as delicious.
The traditional Armenian barbecue is one of the most representative dishes of Armenian cuisine and is widely consumed in restaurants, family gatherings as well as fast food. It's very similar to Greek souvlaki or Turkish kebab.
It is a traditional Armenian sweet, which is also called Gatah or Katah, and you will find it in many variations, since several regions of the country have their own version. In essence, it is a type of sweet bread with the main ingredients being flour, butter and sugar.
A traditional sweet that you will find in Armenia is Sudjuk, made of walnuts, thick fruit juice, flour, spices and is similar to the Georgian Churchkhela. It's an excellent snack to take-away as it's a great source of energy!
In Armenia you
will find many more excellent dishes such as pasturmas, suzuki,
special raw meatballs (chi kofte), pickled vegetables that are very
loved by Armenians, and traditional Harissa, one of the country's