ISO of manty (Uighur dumplings)
- ipsedixit Apr 21, 2008 08:20 PM
Possible to find an Uighur manty in Los Angeles?
I wouldn't recognize one if it bit me (unless it's like what they served at Uyghur Restaurant in Montreal Chinatown) but would it be like the lamb dumplings at Uzbekistan Restaurant in Hollywood?
Don't know of any Turkish restaurants in LA but I'm sure there must be at least one. That would probably be your best bet. Or a restaurant specializing in Northern Chinese cuisine run by Turkish people. However, Chandavkl's suggestion may reasonably close. The regions are reasonably close!
I have never found anything resembling Uighur food in LA. I am told that a certain favorite Shaanxi style restaurant in Seattle has food that greatly resembles Uighur food. Have you considered a road trip to Beijing or Seattle? If so, I have some suggestions.
The only "manty" i am familar with are "manti" from Afghanistan.
If no road trip then I vote for the Uzbekistan version or the Afghani or just cook them yourself. I don't think turkish dumplings would come close. I don't think the spices would be right.