A Part of Uzbekistan in Poland

Warsaw is the capital of Poland, where many foreigners come. It has its own rich culture and very interesting history …And this is my interesting “Warsaw” history ..

Once, during a visit to Warsaw, while I was walking around the Old City, I ran into my teacher from Uzbekistan, whom I had not seen for several years. Deciding to walk around the center of the capital, we accidentally stumbled upon the Uzbek restaurant Manty.

The Poles, as no other nation, know the feeling of longing for their homeland. These people have experienced many wars, revolutions, and as a result of unprecedented partitions, Poland practically disappeared from the map of Europe. In connection with these events, many aristocrats, writers, musicians, poets left to live in more prosperous countries, often escaping persecution, but there they were overtaken by longing for their native land.

Therefore it’s not surprising that we were delighted to see a piece of our Motherland in Warsaw! For Europeans the Manty may seem like a small, ordinary restaurant, but for us – the Uzbek people it’s a part of our native land, and it seemed as if we entered a room of our beloved, kind and very warm Uzbek house.

National TV with Uzbek songs, freshly baked bread as well as all the dishes cooked with the use of Uzbek spices – everything was native, and even the taste of the dishes was no different from what we ate at home. The highlight of the restaurant is a mini-exhibition: at the entrance there are national chapans and skullcaps, and the walls are decorated with Uzbek ornaments.

Engrossed in nostalgia and warm memories of our Motherland, we took a lot of pleasure in spending the evening there, feeling as if we were really at home. What a great experience!