Sunday, October 21, 2007

Uighur Cuisine - Sydney

You know, they could be more creative with the restaurant name, but who cares? The food is N-i-ceeee.

It's Uighur food. The Uighur people are Turkic people predominantly living in Xinjiang province in China's north. So, the food is halal, spicy, exotic and fantastic.

Nice Teapot.

Entree #1 -> Tofu in soy sauce dressing

Entree #2 -> Jelly in vinegar dressing

Guxnan (Uighur style meat pancakes)
-> Mmmm.....Oily. Just like my face.

Koy Gosh Kawapi (Lamb shish kebab)
-> The bestseller and Uighur's signature dish.
You know, the giant skewers freak me out. Especially when the waitresses carry them around in a manner that they can stab you to death.

Dapanji (Literally means 'big plate chicken')
-> Everybody seemed to order this one. Spicy curry. Akin to Malaysian curry (somewhat), but with an extra something that makes it more middle-eastern.

Dapanji Himir
-> Some kind of pasta to accompany the Dapanji.


Anonymous said...

Yum! Was the 'big plate chicken' any good? Also, how did the jelly taste like? Must be strange to get over the fact the jelly is savoury hahhaa.

Erique Fat Owl said...

The big plate chicken is okay (I'd give it a 6.5/10) but it's the giant shish kebabs you should be after.

The jelly...well, I'm not even sure if it's a jelly...this is one of the culinary subject that remains a mystery to me. Just what IS that jelly anyway? Like, have you been to Korean restaurants where they serve that jelly thing among all the banchan (small-dish appetizers)? It's kind of like that...

Hard to explain otherwise...