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Breakfast bun rieu - Vietnamese crab and tomato soup noodles. My pancakes.

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User Image dylanjho Posted: Nov 17, 2017 4:12 PM (UTC)
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Last day in this amazing Silk Road pit-stop of Kashgar. Going to miss this little Thug Life Toddler, aka TweePac / Chino XS, the most. Hope his parents don't find out he's been laundering tourist money through their egg business.
User Image dylanjho Posted: Nov 17, 2017 4:00 PM (UTC)
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Liang pi cold noodles. Knives must always be chained to a table for safety reasons.
User Image dylanjho Posted: Nov 17, 2017 3:58 PM (UTC)
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Making "liang pi" cold noodles (涼皮). Two types of noodles, one type of spongy bread, lots of vinegar and chili oil. No soy sauce or sometimes sparingly. To Uyghurs, this is their "pancakes and eggs." Super friendly chef that explained Uyghur Chinese to me.
User Image dylanjho Posted: Nov 17, 2017 3:47 PM (UTC)
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Breakfast of cold vermicelli + chickpeas with spicy vinegar sauce. 👌🏼
User Image dylanjho Posted: Nov 17, 2017 3:44 PM (UTC)
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Breakfast of cold vermicelli + chickpeas with spicy vinegar sauce. 👌🏼
User Image dylanjho Posted: Nov 17, 2017 3:31 PM (UTC)
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And the ANSWER to the mystery Uyghur snack is in these videos. The WINNING guess belongs to two entrants @RAVENOUSCOUPLE and @SKSHIB - their description of the technique was closest. While most people guessed correctly that it is a fried egg on a stick, there's actually no cheese or sausage involved. The "eggsicle" or "eggquito" is finished off with cumin salt and rolled in chili oil. @justinsloe was close with his Denny's reference and @lutherchen has obviously cheated because he was probably one of the inventors of this snack haha. I'll DM you both, nice brains.
User Image dylanjho Posted: Nov 16, 2017 3:13 PM (UTC)
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OK, this is easily the most uniquely cooked street food I've ever eaten, right in Kashgar, Xinjiang. Don't think I've even seen this in Taiwan. Offering a giveaway of a @GuerrillaTacos cookbook chock full of Chef @djwes delicious recipes (signed if you like) if you can guess (1) what in the world this is and (2) how it's made? NOTE: the method is more interesting than the actual snack. Answer will come in video form soon after if someone nails it. Good luck!
User Image dylanjho Posted: Nov 16, 2017 12:15 AM (UTC)
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Actual Turkestan currency (Uyghur) before Xinjiang was incorporated into China in 1949. That's a 60,000,000 bill. 🤔
User Image dylanjho Posted: Nov 16, 2017 12:06 AM (UTC)
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Proud new owner of some Uyghur camel wool pants. 80% camel + 20% mystery animal. Comfy but super itchy, aye. 🐫 👖 These will go well with my Common Projector shoes from China.
User Image dylanjho Posted: Nov 16, 2017 12:03 AM (UTC)
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Chicken egg Junior Mafia. (Far) Westside 'til I Die. 👐🏽 Shortly after, he punked me for my lunch money.
User Image dylanjho Posted: Nov 16, 2017 12:01 AM (UTC)
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Satar Center, the Uyghur version of Guitar Center. Centuries ago, Persians introduced their setar to India (sitar) and Uyghurs (satar). The difference in all of these lutes is the number of the strings, with the Indian version touting as many as 13 strings. 🎸🐙
User Image dylanjho Posted: Nov 15, 2017 11:56 PM (UTC)
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After frolicking in the live animal bazaar the other day, I was going to discard these shoes. She resurrected them beautifully. رەھمەت سىزگە
(Rähmät sızgä, thank you)! Club Cortez lives on.
User Image dylanjho Posted: Nov 15, 2017 12:47 PM (UTC)
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Young Tajik man making plov / pilaf / polo (抓飯 zhua fan). Think he's intentionally making a tryphobic pattern to shoo me away. Rice should definitely not have holes in it - wrong! Google "trypophobia" if you're bored.
User Image dylanjho Posted: Nov 15, 2017 12:04 PM (UTC)
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Yak hot pot aftermath. Performed by hungry Uyghur cops. I want the wall art.
User Image dylanjho Posted: Nov 15, 2017 11:59 AM (UTC)
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Delicious braised yak shank/tendon hot pot. J and I first tried yak meat in Shangrila, Yunnan and we loved its sweet, almost cumin-y flavor. Due to the mountainous terrain that yaks inhabit, they are lean and fit with almost no fat due to their substantial, natural fur coats. Most hot pot restaurants let you be your own condiment chef, as mine was full of vinegar, chili, cilantro and sesame oil. The 2-tiered charcoal-powered hot pot itself is quite a sight with a towering metal cylinder that increases the heat dramatically.
User Image dylanjho Posted: Nov 15, 2017 11:49 AM (UTC)
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Hui Chinese muslim (回族 "hway joo") breakfast. Mushy steamed buns with meat, radish, nappa cabbage filling, tea-leaf eggs (strictly tea leaves, water and salt; no soy sauce), sweet black rice porridge, salted milk tea, Hui-style fried cruller (油香) and cold salad. Mediocre but don't blame them because they are thousands of miles from their homeland of Lanzhou, Gansu possibly with limited ingredients.
User Image dylanjho Posted: Nov 15, 2017 1:12 AM (UTC)
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Walking with camels 🐫. Love the double "Blue Steele" stare for the finish.
User Image dylanjho Posted: Nov 15, 2017 1:10 AM (UTC)
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Took a road trip to a town called Tashkurgan, about 200 km from Kashgar. Tashkurgan is bordered by Kyrgyzstan to the north, Tajikistan to the west and Pakistan to the south. Tashkurgan consists mainly of people from Tajikistan, which speak Pamir or Farsi (Persian) and use the Cyrillic alphabet. This area of Xinjiang is literally a salad bowl of Central Asian cultures. We interacted with Han Chinese, Hui Muslim Chinese, Pamirs, Tajiks and Kyrgyz people. The terrain is nothing short of breathtaking with majestic ice-glazed mountain ranges, winding rivers and.... camels 🐫! Mind-blowing.
User Image dylanjho Posted: Nov 13, 2017 11:45 PM (UTC)
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Uyghur people are some of the sweetest and most hospitable people I've met. Until the bus that comes once an hour approaches and it's another story.
User Image dylanjho Posted: Nov 13, 2017 11:39 PM (UTC)
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Uyghur lamb soup (羊肉湯) served in enamelware mugs. He's sifting out the raft from boiling the meat. The entire tabletop is essentially a wood-fired griddle. He can fry eggs on there if he wants. 🍳 $1.50 a mug. Who says the sizzle doesn't sell?!