Urumqi Dining - What to Eat
The Featured Food of Urumqi:
Xinjiang Kebabs are chunks of mutton thread on skewers and roasted over charcoal. The kebabs are turned continually and basted frequently, and when they are almost done, salt, pepper paprika and cumin are sprinkled on them. Kebabs are crispy outside and tender inside, slightly salty and hot. They are not greasy and have no unpleasant smell. They are sold in the streets and bazaars throughout Xinjiang. The Yang Fan Kebabs at May the First night market is one of the most popular kebabs restaurants in Urumqi.
Nang, Uygurs' food
Roasted Stuffed Buns is another Uygurs' food very popular at festivals or wedding. The stuffing of the buns is a combination of chopped mutton, beef and sheep's-tail fat. Then add chopped onions, salt and cumin. Seal the stuffing in dough square, and put in an oven to roast for 10 - 20 minutes. The buns are thin-skinned, with tender meat stuffing and very delicious.
Xinjiang Noodles (Lamian) are hand-pulled noodles which are soft and even. They are dressed with fried mutton piece, onions, cooked tomatoes and chili peppers. Locals and visitors consume noodles with gusto.
Zhua Fan (Rice Eaten with Hands)
Other specialties worth mentioning are Milk Tea, Yoghourt Made of Mare's Milk, Rice-Filled Sausages, and Stewed Mutton Eaten by Hands, etc.
Is it easy to find a Muslim Restaurant here? Any mosque here?
Hanteng Geli Mosque is the biggest mosque here. It is located at the north end of Jiefangnan Ly,urumqi.
There are a lot of musque and restureant at the southern parts of Urumqi , so you have to find a hotel which is located near the Tuan jie road , Yan an road ,Jiefang road and Xin hua south road . its easy to find resturand and musque near that area .
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