About as street food as street food gets, the Friday Muslim market is a delicious way to grab a quick bite to eat in the Jing’an area. At the corner of Aomen Lu & Changde Lu, it’s conveniently one block away from the Changshou subway stop. We popped over on our scooter and drove through before parking further down the road.
Tents lining the streets are smoky with the smell of roasting lamb and you can find everything from dried fruit to fresh cuts of meat.
It was so good that we will have to go again to taste everything we didn’t get a chance to try today! For 40 RMB, we got a great sampling of the popular dishes:
- 2 Kawaplar (lamb kabobs)
- 2 Göshnan (pan-grilled lamb pies)
- 2 pieces of naan (so tasty)
- 1 delicious sweet tea (pretty much tasted like Texas)
- 4 slices of something similar to Baklava stuffed with honey and raisins
We are looking forward to trying some Sangza (twisty, wheat-flour donuts) and Polu (a rice pilaf with carrots and mutton) on our next trip!
If you want to learn more about the Uyghur people, check out this great Wikipedia page.