It's opening day for Uyghur Kitchen, which lays claim to being the first Uyghur food truck in the country. (The biggest population of Uyghur people is found in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in northwest China, and the cuisine draws influence from Central Asia and China.) The menu is composed of chicken and lamb kebabs, which are available on a skewer, in a wrap, or in a salad.
In an interview with Eurasianet.org, owner Payzulla Polat shared hopes for a restaurant in the future, saying that the truck is "a good way to advertise and introduce our brand, and to spread the name Uyghur around the region with a movable vehicle. Our goal for the future is to open a restaurant that can truly represent our people and our culture as well."
The truck launches at the Commander's Mansion in Watertown from noon to 2 p.m. today and then moves to Opera Place near Northeastern from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. It's also on the road Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays; here's the full schedule.
· Uyghur Kitchen [Official Site]
· All coverage of Uyghur Kitchen on Eater [~EBOS~]
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