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Khinkali Café in Mtskheta (next to the Prosecutor’s Office)

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Georgians love to eat well and in this respect, they are very demanding. The locals maintain that the best khinkali and shashliks can be found not in Tbilisi, but 27 kilometres away, in Mtskheta, a former capital city of ancient Georgia - and not at fancy restaurants, but at simple cafés.

Tbilisi residents' favourite khinkali spot in Mtskheta is located right next to the Prosecutor's Office and lunching here is known as a "trip to the prosecutor's" in the local lexicon. This place doesn't really have any other address and the locals know it as such.

The establishment has a fairly large room, with the owner's cats weaving between the restaurant's wooden tables, waiting for a morsel. Soon after you place your order, your table will be so piled up with food that there will be hardly any more room left for your plate.

Khinkali must be eaten with the fingers, holding the gigantic-sized, meat-filled dumpling by the pastry decoration on the back. First a small bite must be taken, allowing the main pleasure - the bouillon, to trickle into your mouth - then the rest of it must be devoured. There are many kinds of khinkali and those that you are unable to consume will be neatly placed in a box for you as a take-away. Don't order anything else here, as this is the place where you should, purely and simply, eat only khinkali.

 

10/2010

 

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