Drink made with qatiq (fermented milk), salt, and sparkling water.
Sparkling drink with fermented cereals (wheat), that the Kirghizs like to drink on summer. Women make it artisanally at home and sell it on the bazars, but you can also find the industrial form called Jarma. The most known brand in Bichkek's streets is Shoro. Another kirghiz drink with fermented cereals is Bozo.
National drink made with fermented mare's milk of Central Asia. This beverage is OK for lactose intolerants. Having a slight alcohol proportion, it has a particular strong smoked taste. This beverage can be preserved until two weeks, its taste becoming then much stronger. Koumis is produced in Turkestan and on kirghize plates and plains with the milk of mares elevated by nomads. Traditionaly the host offers a bowl of Koumis to his guests. If you refuse this you would offend your host ! The mare' ... read next