The Dashanbe Teahouse is kind of a combo food, drink, architecture and artwork visit. The building is breathtaking. The whole building was created by 40+ artisans from several cities of Tajikistan. They created the decorative elements the Teahouse, including its hand-carved and hand-painted ceiling, tables, stools, columns, and exterior ceramic panels. It’s absolutely stunning. I’d recommend going here even if you’re not hungry. The craftsmanship of this building is so unbelievable. But we did eat there. And drink there. They offer unlimited chai. YES. YOU HEARD RIGHT. UNLIMITED CHAI. You empty your coffee mug and they REFILL IT. FOR FREE. Put that in your pipe and smoke it. We were in hog heaven. Add that to the artistry around us and the yummy small plates we had of hummus and veggies and a little sampler plate. People come here for tea (obviously) and the tea sandwich sit down experience. You have to have reservations for that, so plan in advance people!
This recipe, in typical gram’s fashion, was definitely one I wanted to experiment with. I’ve never seen anything like it, so what the heck?! Figured we’d give it a try.
This is actually perfect for kids. It’s a fun interactive recipe and it kind of like a healthier version of rice crispy treats. You know pretty much everything that is going in it. You could use any cereal for this and make it gluten free too!
So yes, I’m a little late this week. I know. Here in PA, it’s been rainy, gross, and all around dreary the past nine days. Not only am I sluggish, but my motivation has been literally… nothing. So I slacked. Fail Alysha. But I hope I can make it up for you with a summer family favorite. I figured, if it can’t be bright and cheery outside… at least I can make something a little bright and cheery.