Xinjiang cuisine belongs to the Uyghur minority, a Muslim ethnic group that originated from the northwest border of China. Given that the Xinjiang region is bordered by neighbouring countries including Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India border, food from the area is characterised by lamb, beef, and chicken, and is halal.
What to eat?
Shou La Mien: Handmade noodles that have been stretched, boiled and then stir fried with meat and vegetables
Kawap: Skewered lambs on mini swords and have been seasoned with a mix of cumin, salt, and pepper
Dapanji: This translates to ‘big plate chicken’ and is a stew of spiced chicken, potatoes, onions, capsicum, cumin, star anise
Goshnan: Meat pie usually filled with either lamb or beef
Where to eat?
1/2-8 Dixon Street
205 Liverpool Road
Lao Hui Min
193 Burwood Road
Xiao’s Noodle Bar
11 The Crescent