The Most Mesmerizing Bazaar in China Is Overflowing with Camel Milk and Sheep Stew
With its abundance of yak yogurts, laghman noodles, and bleating sheep—and a general lack of Han Chinese—Kashgar doesn’t feel like a city in China.
A Brief Introduction to Muslim Chinese Food
With a Muslim population of roughly 23 million, China has more followers of Islam than many Arab countries, and an entire subset of Chinese cuisine has developed as a result.
Running a Uyghur Restaurant in Beijing Is No Easy Feat
Discrimination is common against Uyghurs who, associated with the devastating poverty of Xinjiang, are largely thought by the Chinese Han ethnic majority to be petty thieves.
Chinese Authorities Are Reportedly Forcing Muslims to Sell Alcohol
Chinese authorities are reportedly cracking down on teetotaling shop owners in one village in Xinjiang, a northwestern province with a Muslim majority population, in order to destabilize Islam in the region.
How a Rock Musician from China Brought Uyghur Food to Boston
After years playing in one of China’s biggest rock bands, Payzulla Polat came to America to study music and serve up the cuisine of his forefathers—the embattled Uyghurs of northwest China.