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Kashgar cuisine that links everyone

CGTN | Updated: 2018-08-20 05:29
Kavap is roasted on skewers over charcoal. [Photo/CGTN]

Kavap is served with naan (baked flatbread), samsa (fried or baked dumpling) or polu (grabbed food). Naan is a staple food that can be found in both China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region and Central Asia. Naan resembles pita bread, and is made up of sesame seeds, butter, milk, vegetable oil, salt and sugar. The food is cooked in a tandoor and can be eaten directly or served with meat or other vegetables. Naan shops are seen on every street and are a daily food for locals.

Polu in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. [Photo/CGTN]

Samsa is fried or baked dumplings, filled with potatoes, onions, mutton or beef. They are usually considered appetizers or snacks for locals and can provide an energy boost after hours of wandering the streets or shopping in bazaars.

Polu is usually an entrée that can fill your stomach. It is made with mutton, lamb, beef or chicken and oil. It is very popular in Kashgar, and one bite is enough to remember its taste for a long time.

There are many other popular snacks and food in Kasghar, such as poxkal (sliced seedcake), Sangza (crispy fried wheat flour dough twists) and Yutaza (steamed multi-layer bread). The local Han residents also created the Dapanji (Plate Chicken), a food filled with spicy chicken, potatoes and peppers served on a big plate, and flat hand-pulled noodles will be added after the chicken is eaten. Kashgar is a city filled with delicious foods and tasty snacks.

The restaurant in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. [Photo/CGTN]

Kashgar is a big family that welcomes everyone. In the restaurants and luncheonettes, delicious Kashgar food is served and local residents, both Uygur and Han, sit together to enjoy the food table by table. Food is not only a business card for Kashgar to show its hospitality and diversity to visitors, but also ties of friendship and brotherhood connecting different ethnic groups in the city.

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