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.
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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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