I never knew what Uyghur food was until tonight. Halal, Uyghur, Halal, Uyghur erm what are the differences? I went into the restaurant and on one side it said Halal and then the other side was Uyghur. Apparently majority of the Uyghur food is Halal, a way that the food is prepared by the Muslim population.
The restaurant looked a little run down, simple decor and floral table cloths, gave us a very homely feel. The owner's kid was watching cartoons, and occasionally someone with an apron would come out and serve. Not long before we sat down, we were told to walk up to the counter when we were ready to order. There was not one waiter or waitress in sight. They were literally all in the kitchen helping. Maybe they could invest on a bell, so when customers walk in they could hear that someone was inside the restaurant.
When I opened up the menu, at a quick glance it was all mostly lamb dishes. Lucky there was a picture next to each dish so I knew exactly what I was in for.
The roasted eggplant was nicely cooked, no raw chucks. It was one of the better eggplant dishes I have ever had.
Next was the stir fried black fungus, the dish looked very similar to the one previously. This tasted a little bland. I think capsicum must be one of their main ingredients in all the dishes.
Every dish came out individually, with a big gap in between. In fact overall the food took a long time to arrive at our table.
The lamb pot dish was definitely worth a try, for $30 I thought it was worth the money. There were chucks of lamb, capsicum, potatoes cooked in a spicy broth. At the bottom of the dish was these homemade noodles. Throughout the whole dinner, the noodles were soaked in the broth, however the noodles did not turn soggy at all.
I did enjoy eating this dish, it was enough to share between four people. Overall the food was on a slightly oily side. A great dish to share on a cold winter's night.
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