Recently I found out there's a place near my home that serves Xinjiang/Uyghur food. From what I found out about the place the kitchen staff are all ethnic Uyghur, as is the owner. Yelp reviews say they're legit.
Price wise they're not cheap, so don't go in expecting your standard Chinese takeout.
First photo is of their yogurt. It's topped with a layer of honey, sesame seeds, and raisins. A bit sweet but a lot of their food items are spicy.
2nd photo is lagman, or a type of noodle dish. I find it special for mixing chili spices with tomato in a warm, gravy like sauce. The noodles are super al dente.
3rd photo is of Uyghur polo, or pilaf. The rice might not have as many ingredients as your typical fried rice, but it makes up for it by having plenty of herbs. Also it's cooked with lamb fat so can be a bit greasy in terms of texture.
4th photo is lamb kebab. I think that one is kinda self explanatory. Though in comparison to other kebabs I've had I noticed there is a sprinkling of cumin and pepper on top. Something I haven't seen elsewhere.
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