The national Tatar cuisine is rich and diverse; it is inseparable from the history and culture of the Tatar people; it also has its own traditions and customs. We’ll tell you about the most popular ones.
Oddly enough, the most famous Tatar dish is not a main dish at all, but rather a dessert. Due to its high flavor and nutritional properties, minimum of ingredients, and ease of preparation, it is chak-chak that became popular beyond the boundaries of Tatarstan. This delicacy can be stored for a rather long time, so tourists delightfully bring it home as both a souvenir and a sweet gift.
This dessert consists of dough fried in honey. It is a perfect treat with either tea or coffee and it can be served both as an everyday and as a festive dish. The world’s largest chak-chak, weighing one ton, was prepared for the 1000th anniversary of Kazan in 2005.