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Jan 28, 2008 04:52 AM

Islamic Chinese restaurants

Does anyone know if there are any on the East Coast? I'm from California, where there are several. I miss them.

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  1. I think you got us on this one. Actually, I had considered making a trip back to China this summer to see the Moslem west (out near Kashgar and Urumchi) and was wondering about what the cuisine would be like. Now you have me thinking about it again. But, as for around here, I draw a blank on restaurants.

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    1. re: Chefpaulo

      That is very sad news. I am craving it big time!

    2. I don't know about the whole East Coast, but in Philly you could try the lamb with cumin (either as a stir-fry, or on skewers) at Chungking Garden at 915 Arch. I don't think they have much else in the way of Islamic Chinese.

      1. What exactly is Islamic Chinese cuisine? Similar to Malay or Singapore-style?

        1. In NYC there are Chinese Indian restaurants. I wonder if there are Islamic Chinese also--NYC seems to have everything. Aman, an Indian restaurant, is Sikh-owned, which might bring an interesting culinary wrinkle to that menu--I'm not knowledgeable enough to know. What characterizes Islamic Chinese, besides no pork?

          1. Islamic Chinese does not serve pork, serves lamb, and has some special dishes, like hot pots, big baked sesame breads, and a lot of noodle dishes (shaved noodles). Sort of northern chinese style. It's soo good...gotta try it if you're ever our in california

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            1. re: aznsusan

              Well, while you wouldn't get your speciality dishes and sesame breads, you could try a kosher chinese place. Obviously, no pork there.