Gok-Oguz

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Moldovan

in Chişinău

It's well worth the short taxi ride north of the centre to Chişinău's only Gagauzian restaurant. Gagauzian food has Turkic, Romanian and Russian influences, and the offerings here include carne de miel po Gheorhievski (baked mutton with rice and vegetables), lamb cavurma (a spicy stew) and ghiozlemea (gözleme – or Turkic pastries) with ewes' milk cheese.

The warren of indoor and outdoor dining areas and family ambience will remind you of dining in Turkic regions like Central Asia or the Caucasus.