A visitor will find the food in Xinjiang quite different from that in the rest of China.
Roasted sheep is famous for its strict selection of ingredients and unique method of cooking.
Naan is something you’ll find throughout Central Asia, yet the Uygur people have done a wonderful job putting their own spin on the food.
Pomegranates are in season in the late summer and fall in Xinjiang.
Peanut sugar, also known asmatang, is one of the most popular Uygur street foods that you can find pretty much all across the province.
Mutton skewers are piled up on tables at almost every farmer’s market in Xinjiang.
The term banmian (lagman, stirred noodles) is actually quite a confusing name, as it can be used for any type of dry noodle dish in China.
Although not really a standard meal in itself, the famous Xinjiang lamb kebab is an essential part of the cuisine.
Coming a close second on the list of must-eat Xingjiang dishes foods is Uygur pilaf.