Lapsha Po-Landzhouski

Chinese Islamic in Bishkek

Fans of Chinese-style hand-pulled noodles should head to this authentic cafe in the Vostok 5 neighbourhood, east of Bishkek's centre. Generous portions of dumplings and Lanzhou-style lamian are favourites among the local Chinese expat community, and first-timers will enjoy watching noodles being made by hand in the open kitchen.

Look for the signage in Russian and Chinese on the north side of Chuy, around 1.5km east of the Chuy/Sovietskaya junction.