Caviar Up Close - Baku, Azerbaijan
If you buy caviar at the Taza Bazaar, it feels like you are doing something illegal...which you kind of are. The government controls the caviar business, but crafty entrepreneurs manage to get their hands on some anyway. They sidle up to tourists upon their entry into the market, whispering "caviar" under their breath. Then you are taken to a small room with a refrigerator for tasting and buying...Our favorite was the Beluga caviar - smooth and not too salty. At $50 per jar, it's spendy, but a bargain if compared to prices abroad.
Read about Azerbaijani food and the rest of our visit to Azerbaijan.