Non wheat food in small towns?

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Non wheat food in small towns?

Postby velowallah » Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:42 am

How easy is it to find non-wheat food in smaller towns? I'm gluten intolerant and wondering how self-sufficient I will have to be. Potatoes and rice are fine. I'm thinking of going through Barskoon, Naryn, Baetov, Chaek, Kyzyl Oi, and everything in between. Actually following that bike route:
https://bikepacking.com/routes/tian-sha ... yrgyzstan/
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Re: Non wheat food in small towns?

Postby netllama » Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:17 am

Most of what I found in rural Kyrgyzstan was with rice.
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Re: Non wheat food in small towns?

Postby velowallah » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:09 pm

That's good news. Do you think a lot of the nomads in yurts would have something like plov?
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Re: Non wheat food in small towns?

Postby bwv812 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:02 pm

Plov isn't really a nomadic food.
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Re: Non wheat food in small towns?

Postby velowallah » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:58 pm

What's nomadic food?

Would rice and lentils, nuts or dried fruits be available in many small town shops?
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Re: Non wheat food in small towns?

Postby bwv812 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:48 am

Nomads raise animals, so at its most basic meat and dairy are nomadic foods. Potatoes and wheat-based foods are the typical starches.

Most cyclists stock up in larger towns since village markets are unpredictable.
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