After seeing a sensational film at the Latin American Film Festival (Adriana’s Pact: a gripping story about the extent to which a family member was involved in Pinochet’s secret police), a group of us were taken to one of YK’s favourite restaurants.
I like Uygur food, from what I’ve tried, not like Chinese food that I’m used to with its Muslim and Central Asian influence.
The standout were the lamb skewers: the cumin flavour and the taste of the grill are sensational. A cold lamb’s tongue dish was interesting to start with, a bit spicy. Eggplant was appropriately melting and shiny. We also had a big lamb stew, which was hearty, and a plate of noodles in a peanut sauce. We had it was their version of naan bread, which was kind of dry and hard, nothing like any naan I’ve had before.
It was bustling on a Saturday night, and the decor is hilarious: as if you’re in the living room of a crazy relative. The curtains are particularly spectacular. It’s worth a try for something different and definitely go for the lamb. All up, just over $20 each, and a good amount of food.