Begim

It’s been a long time since my first trip to Begim so another visit was in order. I’ve told so many people about this place, the word is out.

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They’ve updated the menu and wow, the price has completely changed. I can’t believe how cheap it was the first time I visited. The uzbek osh is now more than double the original price! Crazy.

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Click here to see the full menu (1, 2, 3, 4 and 5). I’m flattered that they used my picture for their dolma. Do I get photo credits? 😉

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There’s also a dessert menu (1, 2, and 3).

Green tea ($3.00)
DSC04115Teapot is still the same.

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Lighter than the black tea but still fragrant.

Black tea ($3.00)
DSC04116Aromatic and filled with spices. Saw cardamon in there. Love the cups they serve the tea in.

Tok-osh ($12.99)
DSC04118Grape leaf rolls stuffed with beef, onion and spices.

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Beef is tender; reminds me of meatballs but stuffed inside grape leaves instead.

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Another view because it’s just so pretty.

Uzbek osh ($16.99)
DSC04123Uzbek pilaf with rice, meat, carrot and steamed garlic with spices. This is my absolute favourite dish. Mix the clump of roasted garlic in with the rice and lamb. Fantastic.

Manti ($18.99 for 4)
DSC04126Large steamed dumplings stuffed with lamb, onion and spices. The lamb is gamey and each manti is plump.

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Pretty good but dang, these are expensive.

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Another closeup. You’ll be seeing a lot of them in this post.

Chicken shish kebabs ($14.99 full)
DSC04129This comes with a spring mix salad. There’s two pickled hot peppers but don’t worry, they weren’t very spicy.

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Chicken was juicy, fatty tender goodness. You get two skewers (four pieces of chicken on each one).

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Wish they cooked the onions instead of just giving you raw slices.

Still love this place but sad that the price has jumped exponentially.

Begim
https://www.facebook.com/begimrestaurant/
4413 – 17 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB
(587) 353-4413

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