The region of Xinjiang in northwest China is traditionally home to ethnic Muslim peoples like the Uighur (pronounced wee-ger), so there is no pork or carnivorous animals on the menu. Being a region with lots of pasture, sheep features on top of the menu. Xinjiang is also famous for its fruit, particularly dried fruit.
Despite Xinjiang being the furthest region in the world from the sea, and the Taklamakan Desert covering a large portion of the land area, Xinjiang has tall mountain ranges. These draw rainfall and lead to fertile mountain fringes, where the invention of underground irrigation has led to the cultivation of some of China's best food.
|Garlic Mutton||dàsuàn yángròu||Daa-swann yang-roh||大蒜羊肉|
|Crispy Sheep Leg||xiāng sū yáng tuǐ||Sshyang soo yang tway||香酥羊腿|
|Roast Mutton Chops||kǎo yángpái||Kaoww yang-peye||烤羊排|
|Mutton and Pilau Rice||yángròu zhuāfàn||Yang-roh jwaa-fan||羊肉抓饭|
|Xinjiang Big Plate Chicken||Xīnjiāng dàpán jī||Sshyin-jyang daa pan jee||新疆大盘鸡|
|Borscht (Beetroot Soup)||luó sòng tāng||Lwor song tung||罗宋汤|
|Almond Crackers||xìngrén sū bǐng||Sshying-rnn soo bing||杏仁酥饼|
|Braised Masked Palm Civet||hóngshāo guǒzilí||Hong-shaoww gwor-dzrr-lee||红烧果子狸|
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