Yili Featured Food:
Paozhangzi means fireworks. The Hui people call it Paozhang. Actually, Paozhangzi is a kind of noodle with soup. When make it, the cook will make the flour tough and smooth. After the flour is ready, it should be kept ten minutes and then it will be cut. The noodle looks like a firework at last.
To eat fish is a very important activity when you are traveling in Altay. There are a lot of ways to cook and eat fish. However, to stew it with Chinese Asafetida is the most piquant cooking method, which can only be enjoyed in Altay.
Black Melon Seeds
Black melon seeds contain many nutrition elements such as Ca, P, Fe, etc mineral elements, and vitamin A, vitamin B2. They are rich in protein and fatty acid. According to the Book of Compendium of Material Medical, a book written by Li Shizhen, a famous doctor in Ming dynasty, black melon seeds is good for lung and intestines.
Laguan is a speciality of Xibe people in Yili. The raw materials of Lagaun include minced meat and long chili. The process of cooking Laguan is not complicated. Cook usually chooses long chili and cut into pieces. Then chili seed is removed and minced meat is jamed into it. After coating with batter, the pieces are dipped in corn starch and deep-fry them until cooked. , Laguan tastes savory hot with sweet. Laguan has a good flavor if it comes with wheat pancakes.
Naren is a kind of food with campo characteristic and also the best dish to serve guests in Kazakhstan people's houses. Naren means eating mutton with hands. Usually, it is cooked by boiling 12 fresh hunks of mutton with bones in it together with washed goat head. Only salt is added into the soup to preserve the freshness of the mutton.
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