Uyghur Cuisine

@sishy7 (27300)
Australia
September 14, 2017 1:03pm CST
# 84 The first time I came across this type of cuisine, I thought it would be similar to Chinese cuisine. But as I read over the menu, it’s more of a fusion between Middle-Eastern and Asian culinary. The main dish seems to include a variety of rice, noodles, and kebabs. I think noodle is a Chinese influence on Uyghur cuisine, but the way their noodle dish was prepared seem to be different than noodles from any other type of cuisine. Their handmade noodles are boiled until very soft and topped with stir-fried meat and vegetables in meat stock. The picture shows the traditional Uyghur braised rice cooked with carrots and onions. It is served with lamb kebabs on skewers and side salad. The meat is seasoned beautifully; it’s very juicy, tender, and succulent... Have you had or heard of this type of cuisine before?
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• Lakewood, Colorado
14 Sep
I have not, but it is very appealing to look at and I imagine the taste is divine Sishy! I am loving the little silver teapot too.
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@sishy7 (27300)
• Australia
15 Sep
I was amazed by the size of the metal skewers... It's almost like holding a sword...
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• Lakewood, Colorado
15 Sep
@sishy7 King Arthurs sword haha
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@LadyDuck (121871)
• Switzerland
15 Sep
I know that Uyghurs are a Turkic ethnic group who live in East and Central Asia. I suppose that they mixed the Turkish cuisine with the Asian cuisine. I never tried their cuisine, but I suppose they cook mutton, beef, chicken, goose, no pork and they use many vegetables and fruits.
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@LadyDuck (121871)
• Switzerland
16 Sep
@sishy7 Several religions call for no pork, not only Muslim.
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@sishy7 (27300)
• Australia
16 Sep
@LadyDuck You're right... Although I believe the Uyghurs are an ethnic minority in China who primarily practice Islam.
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@LadyDuck (121871)
• Switzerland
16 Sep
@sishy7 As they are from Turkish origins this is almost sure.
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@thelme55 (11833)
• Germany
14 Sep
No, I have not heard of that Uyghur cuisine before. Which country is that?
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@MALUSE (32807)
• Denmark
14 Sep
The Uygurs live in Western China. They are a Turk people and speak a language related to Turkish. @Corbin5
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@thelme55 (11833)
• Germany
14 Sep
@MALUSE thanks for the heads up.
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• Philippines
15 Sep
@MALUSE so that's why it's a mix of chinese and middle-eastern
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@Corbin5 (81676)
• United States
14 Sep
I have never heard of this type of cuisine, but it does sound pretty good.
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@sishy7 (27300)
• Australia
16 Sep
That was the first time I tried it and I think I'd like to go back in there again someday...
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@FayeHazel (11737)
• United States
14 Sep
Never heard of it - looks wonderful though!@
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@sishy7 (27300)
• Australia
16 Sep
Yes, the presentation was quite nice too...
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@much2say (35426)
• United States
19 Sep
I don't think I've had or heard of Uyghur cuisine before! I just quickly read that there is are small population of these people living in Washington DC and in Los Angeles (so there's gotta be a restaurant that has this stuff out here). Interesting about the fusion . . . I love food from both cultures - so I'm sure I'd love it!
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@sishy7 (27300)
• Australia
20 Sep
I like how they do the rice, I've never had rice done quite like it... I think it was steamed together with the onions and the carrots... It's soft, but not as soft as Japanese rice yet softer than Jasmine rice...
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@much2say (35426)
• United States
20 Sep
@sishy7 You had me at "rice" . . . I will try any kind of rice dish and probably love it! How would you describe the "taste" of it all . . . spicy, soy-sauce-y, salty, herb-y . . . ?
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@sishy7 (27300)
• Australia
20 Sep
@much2say The rice was buttery... Tasted really nice eaten together with the juicy and spicy lamb... The salad was wonderful too, it had some kind of lemon-y and vinegar-y dressing... (I love the way you 'describe'... )
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@hereandthere (24138)
• Philippines
15 Sep
i would eagerly eat that, but i'm hoping it's not spicy or hot.
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@sishy7 (27300)
• Australia
15 Sep
Not at all... Although I'm not sure if that's how the Uyghurs traditionally like it or they adjust the spiciness to cater to everyone...
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• Philippines
16 Sep
@sishy7 true. they tend to tweak it to local tastes.
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• Philippines
16 Sep
@sishy7 but if there are noodles, i'll ask for a fork.
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@renicemae (2269)
• Philippines
15 Sep
Nope. I only heard that dish from you. It looks delicious though but I bet it's really delicious. I have tried eating lamb meat once in "Pepper Lunch" and it's good.
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@sishy7 (27300)
• Australia
15 Sep
We have Pepper Lunch here too... Yeah, I saw they added lamb to their menu recently... Did you try the lamb ribs?
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@renicemae (2269)
• Philippines
16 Sep
@sishy7 That's good Haven't tried the lamb ribs yet. I only ate there once. Maybe I'll go next time when I have plenty of money the food there are expensive.
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@sishy7 (27300)
• Australia
16 Sep
@renicemae The prices are just average down here... A plate of original pepper rice is around AUD10 but it does get more expensive for the premium steaks like Wagyu steak...
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@YesWay (3498)
19 Sep
I have never heard of this.i love rice and noodles.
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@sishy7 (27300)
• Australia
19 Sep
I decided to try the rice dish this first time... But when I go back in there again, I'd sure like to try their noodles...
@YesWay (3498)
19 Sep
@sishy7 come back and let us know how it was when you do.
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@sishy7 (27300)
• Australia
19 Sep
@YesWay I've been to places where I decided it would be my first and my last time to be - but this was certainly not one of them...
@dgobucks226 (6746)
17 Sep
No, but when I was in college they was a middle eastern place which had lamb served in pita bread with this white sauce (kind of like ranch dressing) drizzled over it. That was a delicious sandwich
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@sishy7 (27300)
• Australia
17 Sep
I think I know what you're talking about... Slices of lettuce, tomatoes, and onions can also be added... Or we can order the 'lot' which usually means everything plus shredded cheese and fried egg... We can find that in every Turkish restaurants down here...
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17 Sep
@sishy7 Right, they do add lettuce and tomato not sure if they did onions (so long ago). Very interesting food post Sishy.
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@sishy7 (27300)
• Australia
17 Sep
@dgobucks226 Thanks! I do have another food (rice) post in mind... Will try to post it as my next discussion and I hope it's soon enough...
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@YrNemo (8553)
15 Sep
Haven't seen it before, but that photo is making me extra hungry. Time to go raiding the fridge!
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@sishy7 (27300)
• Australia
16 Sep
Again?! I wonder what you found this time... Last time it was a big piece of cake with lots of heavy cream...
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@YrNemo (8553)
16 Sep
@sishy7 That was last time. This time, I only found some beef burgers, brioche & ice creams (3 different flavors!)...
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@sishy7 (27300)
• Australia
16 Sep
@YrNemo no wonder you keep raiding the fridge, you keep finding good stuff in it...
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@bluesa (12812)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
26 Sep
I have never heard of this cuisine before. But it does sound like a very tasty meal those lamb kebabs especially. :)
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@sishy7 (27300)
• Australia
26 Sep
I really like the rice too - never quite tasted anything like that before...
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@bluesa (12812)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
27 Sep
@sishy7 I am going to try to find a recipe and try to make this at home, yum.
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@sishy7 (27300)
• Australia
27 Sep
@bluesa Let us know how it turns out when you do...
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@responsiveme (14414)
• India
25 Sep
Not this but rice and kebabs yes
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@sishy7 (27300)
• Australia
25 Sep
Was it a Turkish cuisine?
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• India
25 Sep
@sishy7 no, Indian
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@sishy7 (27300)
• Australia
25 Sep
@responsiveme Oh, okay...
@vsai2008 (7630)
• India
16 Sep
I never heard about this cuisine but the picture looks really good
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@sishy7 (27300)
• Australia
17 Sep
This interesting cuisine sure serves some delicious dish...
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@vsai2008 (7630)
• India
18 Sep
@sishy7 You ate somewhere or prepared it yourself?
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@sishy7 (27300)
• Australia
18 Sep
@vsai2008 We went to an Uyghur cuisine restaurant...
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@kepweng (6358)
15 Sep
i wonder what the lamb taste?
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@sishy7 (27300)
• Australia
16 Sep
It was marinated in a blend of different spices and barbecued - very tender and flavorful...
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@kepweng (6358)
24 Sep
@sishy7 its good thing that lamb can be barbecued i think its a new subtitute in pork?
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@sishy7 (27300)
• Australia
24 Sep
@kepweng Yes, it can... The Uyghurs are Muslims so they do not eat pork...
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@just4him (92027)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Sep
I haven't, but that does look delicious!
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@sishy7 (27300)
• Australia
21 Sep
The meat is very similar to Turkish kebabs, probably a more familiar dish...
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@just4him (92027)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Sep
@sishy7 I've never had them, so I'll trust you on that.
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@aureliah (3867)
21 Sep
wow!! Looks very delicious. I hope you enjoyed to the last bit
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@sishy7 (27300)
• Australia
21 Sep
I sure did... It was very delicious!
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@aureliah (3867)
24 Sep
@sishy7 I can only imagine.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
18 Sep
It looks so yummy :)
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@sishy7 (27300)
• Australia
18 Sep
Have you heard about them before?
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• Nairobi, Kenya
18 Sep
@sishy7 Never heard the name. But have ate some constituents of the dish
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@cahaya1983 (9613)
• Malaysia
5 Nov
Yes they're delicious! There was a restaurant close to my place that served Uyghur cuisine, but it's closed, I think they relocated somewhere else. I think they're somewhat similar to Turkish cuisine.
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@sishy7 (27300)
• Australia
5 Nov
Yes, they are. At first I thought they would be similar to Chinese cuisine, but I was wrong...
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@jstory07 (58245)
• Roseburg, Oregon
2 Nov
I never heard of it before but it looks very good.
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@sishy7 (27300)
• Australia
2 Nov
I was expecting it to be similar to Chinese food but I have to say it's more similar to Turkish cuisine.