As Summer Ends, Soup Sounds Sweet at Brooklyn Cafe

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Nargis Cafe is ready for Fall With a Selection of Uzbek Soup. People who visit this popular Central Asian restaurant in Brooklyn will get to taste some of the most delicious soups from central Asia.

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being featured in "The Americans," Nargis Cafe has been praised in "the New York Times" and "the Village Voice." Nargis Cafe has even been featured on a Cooking Channel TV show called "the Culinary Adventures of Baron Ambrosia."

With the change of the seasons comes the change of the appetite, and that's as clear at the Nargis Cafe as it is anywhere. As summer gives way to the brisker weather of fall and winter, people look a bit longer at the soup menus in their favorite restaurants. People who visit this popular Central Asian restaurant in Brooklyn will get to taste some of the most delicious soups from central Asia.

Soup is integral to the Central Asian culinary culture. Uzbek soups are based on the same principles as any other soup; meat and vegetables served in a hot broth. However, Uzbek soups have a style of their own, and are known for being thick and spicy. Nargis Cafe has a selection of great soup on the menu.

Shurpa is one of the most popular soups of Uzbekistan, and it is available on the Nargis menu. Shurpa is a soup cooked with a meat broth, and it is as colorful as it is flavorful. Although shurpa is served in a meat broth, the Nargis recipe calls for vegetables only in the ingredients. That's not to say Nargis doesn't serve soup with meat in it.

For partrons looking for a heartier soup when the weather gets chilly, Nargis has a dish called lagman. This soup is also colorful and spicy with vegetables, but lagman differs from the shurpa on the Nargis menu with the addition of diced meat cooked slowly over charcoal and homemade noodles.

A seasonal soup on the Nargis menu called chalop is served cold in sour milk. A bowl of sour milk sounds like a bowl of culture shock in the United States, but chalop is a very popular dish across central Asia, as well as at Nargis Cafe. With the coming change in seasons, the soups will get hotter, and chalop will go into hibernation until the weather warms.

In the meantime, food lovers near Brooklyn can come to the corner of Coney Island Avenue and Avenue Z for a taste of Central Asian food and culture. With the weather getting colder, patrons of the Nargis will feel warmer after enjoying one of the hearty and delicious cultural soups on the menu.

Speaking of culture, the management of Nargis Cafe pays the same attention to detail in the decor as the food. Everything in the restaurant is beautiful, from the food, to the plates and bowls in which the food is served, to the colorful decorations that fill the dining room from floor to ceiling. Eating at Nargis Cafe is an immersive experience in food and culture.

It's reasons like that which lead the FX television network to choose Nargis Cafe as a location shoot for an episode of its Cold War-era thriller series "The Americans." The producers of the TV show saw authenticity in the Nargis Cafe look, and determined the setting would fit the theme of the show.

As well as being featured in "The Americans," Nargis Cafe has been praised in "the New York Times" and "the Village Voice." Nargis Cafe has even been featured on a Cooking Channel TV show called "the Culinary Adventures of Baron Ambrosia."

About Nargis Cafe

Nargis Cafe is a Brooklyn-area restaurant specializing in authentic Uzbek and central-Asian cuisine. Nargis Cafe was founded in 2007 at the corner of Coney Island Avenue and Avenue Z by chef Big B, an Uzbekistan-born and American-trained chef. As noted in an article about the restaurant in "The New York Times," the word "Nargis" means beautiful flower also called Narcissus poeticus.

Nargis Cafe
2818 Coney Island Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11235
Phone: 1-718-872-7888
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