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Apr 21, 2008 08:20 PM

ISO of manty (Uighur dumplings)

Possible to find an Uighur manty in Los Angeles?

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  1. 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?

    1. 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!

        1. re: Diana

          Nope. Mantu have skins that are very different than those for manty. Plus they are served and plated differently from manty.

          1. re: ipsedixit

            Thick skins? thin skins? boiled? steamed? whats the filling?---pork? lamb?

            Now I'm curious....................

            1. re: jenn

              Steamed, filled with lamb, pumpkin and copious amount of cumin.

              About the size of a large kimchi mandu.

              Very very good.

              1. re: ipsedixit

                now I'm hungry!!!!
                if you give up on restaurants, try the new "beyond the great wall" cookbook by alford and duguid. bet they have a recipe for something like that---actually, their website currently has a posting of a recipe for a tibetan version....................

        2. are they anything like momo's?

          1. 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.

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            1. re: jenn

              A friend was kind enough to make these for me, and now she's gone but my craving for manty isn't unfortunately.