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Urumqi Food

Last updated by chinatravel at 2017/5/16

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:

Rice Pilaf

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.