- Beshkarmak / Besh Barmak : Beshkarmak refers Kazakhstan's national meat dish and most popular dish. Beshkarmak literally means "five fingers" because of the manner in which it is eaten. Beshkarmak is made of large chunks of boiled meat which the host cuts and serves to each guest according to their importance: the pelvic bones and shin to the elderly guests of honor, the brisket to the son or daughter-in-law, the cervical vertebra to girls and so on. In Kazakhstan, the highest ranking guest is served a sheep's head cooked in a special way and distributes it to other guests according to local tradition (old men, children, close and distant relatives).

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