Sydney Uyghur Cuisine Restaurant

Sydney Uyghur Cuisine

Feeling adventurous? Take a stroll down the Silk Road via Surry Hills! Uyghur gets extremely cold, so the food is dominated by lots of meat: lamb, beef, camel, goat and relatively easy to grow vegetables like carrots, onion, eggplant and cucumber. The relatively plain ingredients get their kick from strong spices like pepper, garlic and chilli (especially powder).

There are only a handful of Uyghur eateries in Australia and this is one of the better ones. It’s a humble corner restaurant with friendly staff and picture menus to make ordering easy. Stir fried handmade noodles with lamb is their specialty. It’s a pretty burst of colours; red and greens contrasting with sturdy thick noodles, with a bold taste thanks to capsicum, shallots and cumin. Fried beef and fried bread is protein on a plate and arrives looking like steak and potato wedges – this plate is highly spiced ensuring you’ll remember it for a long time.

Where: 314 Cleveland Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010

Phone: 0406 002 461

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