Somsas (Filled Pastries) – Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Somsas (Filled Pastries) - Osh, Kyrgyzstan
© October 6 2007, Uncornered Market

Somsas are filled pastries, but beware of the hunks of meat and fat inside. Central Asian somsas (pastries filled with meat) always look and smell so good, but the meat tucked inside can yield an assortment of bits and parts that can be challenging to get through. Imagine a sheep doing a swan dive into a meat grinder.

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