- Xinjiang cuisine (Uighur Cuisine) reflects many ethnic groups that live in the region (Uyghur, Han, Kazakh, Tajiks, Hui, Kyrgyz, and Mongol)
- The province borders Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan
- The food is predominantly halal
- The food in this province resembles Central Asian and Turkic cuisine rather than the typical Chinese food
Shou La Mian is a hand pulled noodle, served with stir fried meat and vegetables in a meat stock. Other signature dishes include mutton, kebabs, and naan. In addition, the cuisine is often flavored with spices such as cumin, hot pepper, Sichuan peppercorns, ginger and garlic.
What we Always ordered:
– Lamb Fried Hand-Pulled Noodles (Yang Rou Bang Mien)
– Lamb Soup (Yang Rou Tang)
– Skewered Cumin Lamb Tendon (Yang Rou Chuaner)
– Shredded Potatoes (Tu Dou Si):Ordered it this one time because XiAn was closed already. Xin Jian’s shredded potatoes were not that great. The taste was reminiscent of Rippled Salt & Vinegar Potato Chips
– Lamb and Vegetables with Pinched Noodles in Sour Soup
– Lamb Noodle Soup
– Baked Pastry stuffed with Lamb
I highly recommend this place. The noodles and the skewers are really good.
Have you been to Richmond Public Market lately? Where is your favorite place to eat here?