One doesn't have to walk the streets of Munich for long to realise that the Doner kebab is king. With such a strong Turkish influence on the city, tasty and affordable kebabs are available on an increasing number of street corners and transport stations, but a Doner and Pasta restaurant?
One of the treats of moving from a small island to a big city is the overwhelming choice of international cuisines to choose from. I was looking forward to reacquainting my tastebuds with Thai, Indian and Japanese food, but this Total Munich journey is also about discovery, so when I heard of the existence of an Uyghur restaurant, I was intrigued.
To be honest, I knew little about the Uyghur's until my friend filled me in a little.
A Muslim people of Turkish origin, the Uyghurs are located in Eastern and Central Asia, primarily in China, where they exisit under repression as one of the 56 official ethnic minorities.
The food seemed to be a mixture of classical Turkish with a blend of Mediterranean, and there was a varied selection of prepared foods on display, making it an interesting lunch stop for people wanting something quick and a little different.
As time was short, there was little opportunity to investigate the origins of both the restaurant and the cuisine, especially as the Uyghur owner was not around. The food was delicious, but now I am intrigued - how did pasta become a staple dish in a remote province of China, from an ethnic group of Turkish origin.
There were all sorts of interesting combinations, and next on my list are these delicious-looking dumplings below, stuffed with onion and meat, similar in style to Russian pelmeni and Georgian khinkali.
A very friendly welcome, with staff in what I assume is traditional attire, just off Goetheplatz U-Bahn.
11:00 - 22:00
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