Taste of Armenia
The best restaurant in Yerevan is undoubtedly Oriento restaurant. A restaurant that serves all kinds of food, Turkish, Armenian, Russian and Lebanese. The restaurant is very economical in the best location of the city.
The wonderful Oriento restaurant, with very friendly staff and their smiling faces, started serving dinner first with Armenian tradition, with wine. A wine that makes everything beautiful before dinner.
Armenian wine is wine made in Armenia and the Armenian-populated Republic of Artsakh, in the region of South Caucasus. Armenia is one of the oldest wine producing regions of the world. In particular, the oldest known winery was found in Armenia's Areni region (see Areni-1 winery), which to this day is still known of its wine production and endemic grapes.
Now imagine having a pre-dinner wine at the oldest wine maker in the heart of Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, even the this imagination is beautiful.
Oriento restaurant in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, right next to the Holy Mother of God Kathoghike Church, has a very intimate and warm atmosphere. Very comfortable tables, and live music, a birthday and wedding salon, provides a good time in this restaurant. It was a unique experience for me to share with you.
Toshka is a delicious street food mostly made with an Arabic flatbread stuffed with kebabs and white cheese. These are then baked over charcoal or on a flat griddle.
Toshkas are originally from Aleppo and traveled to Damascus where it took a different form, though retaining the name. In Damascus, Toshka is a type of sandwich made with Sujak meat and Kashkawan cheese. It is then grilled in a sandwich maker for the cheese to melt.
In Oriento, however, this food is cooked in their own way, and they prepare the best of it for you.
This is the dish that Oriento restaurant is proud of. Grilled meat (kabab) are served fresh and delicious with nuts. This food arrived just a few minutes after Toshka, I still remember its taste; The very delicious and soft meats cooked well by Oriento made me never forget this restaurant.
Hummus, also spelled houmous, is a Middle Eastern dip, spread, or savory dish made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, lemon juice, and garlic. The standard garnish in the Middle East includes olive oil, a few whole chickpeas, parsley, and paprika.
In Middle Eastern cuisine, it is usually eaten as a dip, with pita bread. In the West, it is now produced industrially, and is often served as a snack or appetizer with crackers.
Here, the skilled chefs of Oriento restaurant prepare this food for you in the best possible way. Here you can experience the real taste of hummus.
As dessert, Oriento served fresh and delicious baklava with coffee, which is an inseparable part of dessert in Armenia.
Baklava is a layered pastry dessert made of filo pastry, filled with chopped nuts, and sweetened with syrup or honey. It was one of the most popular sweet pastries of Ottoman cuisine.
The pre-Ottoman origin of the dish is unknown, but, in modern times, it is a common dessert of Turkish, Iranian and Arab cuisines, and other countries of the Levant and Maghreb, along with the South Caucasus, Balkans, and Central Asia.