Silk Road Choyhona
28 Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Daily, 11:30 AM – 10 PM
Silk Road Choyhona offers delicious Uzbek cuisine in Gaithersburg! The menu offers a variety of appetizers, soups, salads, side dishes, shish kabobs (lamb, beef, veal liver, salmon, veggie, shrimp, etc.), main entrees, fish dishes, desserts, drinks, as well as daily specials.
The hubs and I tried the following: a Chiburekki (deep-fried turnover with a filling of ground beef and onions, served with a cup of cold sour cream sauce; think of it as a large thin empanada with a crispy exterior and filled with seasoned ground beef and onions; the cold tangy sour cream sauce is a great complement to the right-out-of-the-fryer crispiness!), a Khachapuri (a cheese-filled pastry, baked in the oven; these look like dessert pastries, with a very flaky exterior and filled with a tangy, creamy cheese filling; tasted similar to labneh), a skewer of the Chicken Kabob (I love how you can order by the skewer and not forced to get an entree! Uses dark meat; the meat was so juicy (you can literally see its juices just dripping off the skewer!), had a slight tang to it, seasoned perfectly, and sooo delicious!!! Served with a side of pickled onions and a marinara-like sauce (that you don’t need!)), Plov (a traditional Uzbek rice dish with pieces of boneless lamb, shredded carrots, garlic, chili pepper, and raisins; the rice was perfectly cooked, and it was so buttery and covered with the lamb juices, it resulted in a wonderful rice dish; the lamb was not game-y at all, but seasoned perfectly and great with the rice), and a pitcher of their homemade fruit beverage (made with strawberries, blueberries, sour cherries, and blackberries, this was refreshing, but tasted similar to the ones from juice boxes).
Just note that the meats in Uzbek cuisine is cooked thoroughly, so some may find it a tad bit too well-done; I’m totally fine with it and actually prefer it this way!
Our server was Greg, and he was very friendly and very sweet! The place does get busy, though, and there can be some lag in the delivery of the food and/or in receipt of the boxes/the receipt. The food is made-to-order, so keep that in mind!
I’d love to come back and try out their other skewers – this place is definitely worth many repeats!
+Chicken Kabob skewer (so juicy!)
+thoroughly cooked meats
+ask for Greg