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Uyghur cuisine - chow mein meets kabob

Jun 14, 2018

The Uyghurs are a Muslim minority in Western China who have been marginalized for years there.

 

Their origins are interesting- Chinese, with Turkic and other central Asian influences. Their food is a fusion of Chinese, Arabic, Kazakh, Afghan and Turkish flavors and dishes. 

 

There's a small Uyghur community in the Bay and a few restaurants, like Fremont's 'Eden Silk Road Cuisine'.  

 

The owner is Zuli Abai , who came here 5 years ago from China’s Xinjiang area. Hana Baba hung out with him in the kitchen

while his team cooked dinner one night, to have a chat about food.