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Uighur/Xinjiang Food


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Uighur/Xinjiang Food

dracisk | | Feb 7, 2007 05:06 AM

I studied abroad in Beijing in 1993, and my friends and I used to frequent an area that all the foreign students called Uighurville. Stall after stall of Uighur food. I of course remember lots of lamb, a bread similar to Indian naan, and a noodle dish in a tomato-based sauce (not like marinara but lighter) with peppers and probably lamb as well.

I haven't had Uighur food since. I live in DC now, and we of course don't have a Uighur restaurant, but I'm going to be in NY Presidents Day Weekend, and I'm on a mission to find Uighur food as similar as possible to what I used to eat in Uighurville lo those many years ago.

I found these threads about Uighur food on this board:

I'm leaning toward A Fan Ti, but I'm wondering if anyone recognizes the style of food I described above (particularly that noodle dish; I dream of it) and can tell me if I'd find that sort of stuff at A Fan Ti or elsewhere. deetrane in the first thread mentioned that "nothing beats the food they served on the old Ganjiakou street in Beijing years ago, before they bulldozed it" (what?!). Is that Uighurville? I can't remember the name of the street for the life of me. Is there anything in NY that approximates that food?

Thanks in advance for anyone's help....

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