At U Yuri Fergana in Rego Park, food is a family affair. This Uzbek spot opened by owner, Yuri Moshev in 2016 serves absolutely delicious Uzbek Bukharian food and more.
The head chef is Yuri’s wife Myra who oversees the kitchen along with their son Ben. The Moshev’s are from a tiny city called Fergana in Uzbekistan. The dishes that are created here come from treasured family recipes.
What sets U Yuri Fergana apart from its counterparts in the area is that they own a livestock production facility from which they source all their cattle and chicken. One bite into any of their kebabs and you can just tell the difference.
We started off with a delicious meat salad made with a vibrant mix of raw vegetables and beef smothered in a tasty dressing. What struck me was just how fresh everything in the dish tasted.
There are several great soups served at U Yuri Fergana but if I had to pick one, I would recommend the “Lagman Soup”. This flavorful bowl of broth is made with hand pulled noodles, meat, and vegetables and was brought to Central Asian countries by their local Uyghur and Dungan ethnic groups.
We sampled an array of kebabs – all of which were outstanding! I highly recommend the chicken and beef lula kebabs and the lamb ribs.
Be sure to try the Toki which is a thin, crispy flatbread which is baked on the underside of a wok.
U Yuri Fergana is an absolutely wonderful spot in Queens for Uzbek food. There were a few dishes on the menu that I wanted to try but they needed advance notice for. I can’t wait to go back and try more delicacies like the “Quail Plov”, “Naryn” and more.
Here is some of what we ate:
Sautéed Eggplant Salad
Lagman on Uighur Soup
French Fries w/ Garlic
Disclaimer: I was invited to this establishment as press for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own