kiroran uyghur restaurant

February 10, 2009

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It has been a while since I’ve been back. Perhaps it was because I didn’t want to ruin the memory. But I did, just before Christmas, with the Cat download twitch repeat. And again, just recently, and this time, with a camera.

the inconspicuous entrance

The resturant has a rather inconspicuous entrance vlc media player downloaden gratis. Blink and you’ll miss it, as they say. The Bean took friends there once and walked past twice, before calling me, looking to her left and exclaiming “Oh download browser for free! There it is!”

traditional uyghur tandoori BBQ lamb skewers (2 skewers) $12.00

We order the regulars ing app wil niet downloaden. Sort of. You see, we normally order the small skewers, at 5 for $10. These are the big ones. They taste the same (deliciously lamb-y with a kick of earthy spice) but have bones through them aivc offline spracherkennung herunterladen. Order the small ones.

big bowl chicken $20.00 (small size)

I should, thinking back, have written down the name of this dish. If you say “big bowl chicken”, the waiters will understand. I think it’s the first dish on the Chicken page of the menu. Better, in any case, than ordering, as we did, “One big bowl chicken in the small size, please”.

Do not, unless you have a hungry table of six, order anything here in the large size. This bowl was a good 30cm in diameter and filled with bits of chewy, flat handmade noodles (many a chopstick battle was fought over them), chunks of chicken (more bones) and fat, sauce sopping cubes of potato.

extra handmade noodles $3.00

The drawback of the big bowl chicken, however, is the relative lack of flat, chewy handmade noodle (and the resultant – sometimes messy – chopstick battles). Good news is, for a whole $3.00, you can order a big ol’ plate of them, which the waiters will pragmatically dump into the bowl. Mess them around to sop up the sauce, and everybody is happy. (You can also order rice, but these noodles are something else fantastic!)


And when the sauce is sopped up, the noodles sucked down, jugs of water all drunk and a $12.00 lunch is had, you may, as I did, look around at the table and laugh at the mess left behind. Or, as I also did, you may look just past your table to see a table for two who had ordered a small serving of a dish. Each. They had no idea what hit them…

Silk Road Uyghur Restaurant
8 Dixon Street
Sydney NSW 2000
ph: 02 9283 0998

(BYO allowed here – the others aren’t so alcohol friendly)

  • #1
    Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella
    February 10th, 2009

    I love Uighur cuisine too, especially in Winter (which is what it feels like we’re having this week). And yes I agree that don’t order large unless you want large! 😛

  • #2
    Christie @ fig & cherry
    February 10th, 2009

    Wow, it looks so delicious. Love the handmade rice noodles – I’m a big fan of the slippery texture 🙂

  • #3
    Helen (AugustusGloop)
    February 10th, 2009

    ooh nothing beats a good handmade noodle. and don’t they say a messy table is a satisfied one?

  • #4
    February 10th, 2009

    Lorraine: mmm.. isn’t it great? there’s just something about that fatty lamby goodness.

    Christie: oh me too! these are so much chewier than the other handmade noodles i’ve had around chinatown too. *munch munch*

    Helen: haven’t heard that reasoning before, but i’m buying it! our plans for post-lunch cake were thoroughly dashed after this meal 🙂

  • #5
    Karen [at] citrusandcandy
    February 11th, 2009

    I believe the mark of a good meal is the mess that you leave behind on the table!

    Ok…not really but that’s what I like to tell myself!

  • #6
    February 11th, 2009

    Karen: I have a friend who thinks similarly, except substituting the table with your face… you can only imagine what going out for ribs looks like!

  • #7
    February 15th, 2009

    ooh yummmm and love the names hee hee big bowl chicken! and pffhhtt sif not order the big bowl 😛 You can do it! HAHA 😉 so lame..

  • #8
    February 16th, 2009

    FFichiban: let’s see you do it then 🙂 seriously, it’s so so big. scarily big even…

  • #9
    Simon Food Favourites
    April 30th, 2009

    the BBQ lamb looks like a winner on the tastebuds. can’t wait to try for lunch soon.

  • #10
    hungry lady
    April 10th, 2012

    This is the best restaurant I have ever been to! It is so tasty I dream about it every day. I travel all the way from Baulklham Hills to the city just to eat here. i have eaten here multiple times and the food has always been excellent. The ambiance and interior design isn’t 5 star but the taste of the food definitely makes up for it.
    my favourite dishes are the beef tendon, lamb dish served with tradition ugyur bread, friend lamb and i can’t remember the names of the rest.
    The waiters are friendly and diligent. I would not eat any other place.