Category Archives: Central Asia/Uyghur food

Posts related to my experiences in Xinjiang.

Uyghur meat bread

Today’s post is a long overdue return to the topic of Uyghur wood fire oven breads. Some day maybe I’ll have an opportunity to build my own tonur تونۇر (or as they are more commonly known in the US, tandoor–see … Continue reading

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Uyghur home-style pulled noodles

For those of you who have experienced them, Uyghur pulled noodles–known as läghmän لەغمەن or längmän لەڭمەن in Uyghur and banmian 拌面 or latiaozi 拉条子 in Mandarin Chinese–are surely a special treat. Expats in China talk about this dish as … Continue reading

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Asian Markets of Ulaanbaatar

Greetings from the land of the great blue sky! Over the next few weeks I’ll have a series of posts from here in Mongolia’s capital city of Ulaanbaatar, and its environs. Food shopping here is very interesting, and in recent … Continue reading

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Uyghur style rice pilaf with beef and yellow carrots

Happy Eid!  Over the weekend friends will be feasting around the world, and in Xinjiang no doubt people will be eating the dish I’ll describe below.  Half a world away in Philadelphia, the weather is changing from hot to quite … Continue reading

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Xinjiang(?) Hami melons in Chinatown

With the bulk of my food experiences in China being more than ten years ago already, and with the continually changing norms of food import/export and larger Chinese consumer markets in the US, I constantly come across things that were … Continue reading

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Follow up on “Big plate chicken”

For those of you who were maybe curious about that unusual “Old Yang family shop Big plate chicken” spice packet I bought several weeks ago, I finally decided to give it a try.  Above is my a less than photogenic … Continue reading

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Happy Eid!

Today Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr (“Roza heyit” in Xinjiang), the feast  day that marks the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting from dawn to dusk (if it is allowed, anyway).  Excellent feasts will be had today. … Continue reading

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