The Uyghurs are a Turkic-speaking group of people who traditionally inhabited the East Turkistan region of Central Asia AKA Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
The Uyghurs and their forebears are an ancient people who have lived in Central Asia since the fourth millennium B.C. This region has had great importance since early times because of its favored geographic location on the ancient trade routes between the East and the West. Burgeoning trade, commerce, and cultural exchange brought a cosmopolitan character to the Uyghur region, marked by linguistic, racial, and religious tolerance.
Today there are an estimated 12-20 million Uyghurs living in the region which China has designated the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. The Uyghur people have long been the victims of a human rights crisis. Uyghur culture is being erased, and millions are unjustly detained.
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Food is an integral part of Uyghur culture. The unique character of Uyghur cuisine is a result of local products, traditional cooking methods, and recipes that have been passed through generations. Uyghur cuisine reflects the influence of neighboring cultures, yet our food culture is uniquely our own.
Jusai proudly prepare and serve a mix of authentic Uyghur cuisine, Xinjiang and Central Asian dishes. Xinjiang sits between China and Central Asia, bordering eight countries and was an important area along the ancient Silk Road trading path. Uyghur Cuisine combines the rich and hearty ingredients that are common across Central Asia, utilising a lot of elementd from them, and also Chinese food culture.
Our menu is designed to bring the best of Uyghur and Central Asian food culture to the community in Tbilisi. We prepare each dish with fresh ingredients, special spicies, authentic recipes, and pride for our culture.
We love and taste delicious traditional food as much as you do! Jusai represents our identity, passion, and confidence. It means one of the most delicious and original food in Tbilisi. We strive to preserve the original flavors for the best authentic Uyghur and Central Asian food culture to serve you with our unique cuisine style.
We invite you to feel the taste of the present, invite you to live in the moment with your family and friends, enjoy the tradition and love evermore.