Last updated by chinatravel at 2013-11-4
Most of the Uyghur dishes adopt lamb and mutton as the main ingredient, being cooked in different manners. Urumchi is keeping assimilating distinctive food culture from other areas in China and even some foreign countries. At present, people who travel to the place do not need to worry about the maladjustment to food. Furthermore, Xinjiang is also justly famous for its melons, pomegranates and grapes, which thrive in the dry, hot climate.
Urumqi Featured Food:
Ququ is a favorable dish for Uygur people. It is similar to the wonton of Han ethic group. It has specialties in making methods and materials. With thin skin and delicate stuffing, it is also served in the original mutton soup. It is delicious and can be eaten at any places of Sinkiang.
Niangpizi is a special local dish of Hui ethic group. It is delicious and economical. It always serves quickly. If you ask for Niangpizi in a stand, you can get one in one or two minutes, so it is favored much by mass people.
rice pilaf is called “Bolao” in Uygur language. There are various kinds of rice pilaf. Besides mutton, people also use beef, horse flesh, chicken, goose, snow chicken, wild chicken. Some times they make sweet rice pilaf or vegetarian rice pilaf with raisin, dried apricot, dried peach.
Paermuding is a special food of Uygur people. It is golden, with crisp skin, tender and fresh mutton, a little sweet. It is make of flour, fat mutton, sheep oil (a little), onion, egg, salt, cumin powder, pepper powder and baked in “Nang” (crusty pancake) bed.
Uygur call roast mutton “Kawapu”. According to different method of roast, there are different names, such as “Tuluerkawapu”, means roast mutton in crusty pancake bed, which is also called roast whole sheep; “Zihekawupu” means bunch roast mutton; “Kazankawapu” means “wok roast mutton, which is actually fried roast mutton; “Kerenkawapu” means “belly roast mutton”.
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