Cheap Eats 2018: Dolan Uyghur

If you’re new to Uyghur food, order up some “big plate chicken,” one of the star dishes here. The immense platter of chewy, hand-pulled noodles topped with warmly spiced gravy and hunks of bone-in chicken, potato, and peppers is a fusion of Chinese and Middle Eastern influences. (Uyghurs are a Muslim minority of Turkic descent in western China.) Bring a sizable group—this dish is the first of many worth exploring. Also good: Samsa (minced-beef pastries); cumin lamb kebabs;manta (dumplings); laghman (noodles with beef and vegetables).

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