It’s usually spelled “borsok”, but I’m following the Russian spelling here. It’s like a cream puff without the cream inside. In Kyrgyzstan, it’s often eaten with sweet dips like jam or honey. I wouldn’t mind dipping in a savoury sauce like chilli crab sauce.
The first video is in Russian and the second is in English.
Multi-lingual Kyrgyz lady Aigerim considers boorsok her comfort food. It’s difficult for us to understand, but if we live overseas for a long time, we may also crave for a simple youtiao. The video below is in English.
And finally, a video in French! This Kyrgyz lady is amazing.