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Feb 25, 2011 02:29 AM

uighur xinjiang lamb kebabs

I've been hunting for some good chinese uighur kebabs and stumbled on a rec for Chez Dong on this site:

Has anyone tried chez dong? Are there other chinese restaurants in paris that you know of that serve xinjiang food?

Thanks for your help!

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  1. I have not been, but my Chinese friends like it.
    Last Sunday saw some Turkic Chinese on rue Fbg St Denis. (How do I know? I don't. The young men looked more Turkish than Chinese, but spoke Mandarin.) I nearly cornered them to ask them for a recommendation on kebabs.
    Btw, I love the notor blog, thank you ! Love the take on GFC.

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    1. re: Parigi

      Cool, I'll try Chez Dong then. Will keep in mind to corner mandarin speaking turkic next time I'm getting pakistani food on Fbg St Denis!

      1. re: croissantaimecafe

        "Will keep in mind to corner mandarin speaking turkic"

        You go girl. They usually are unbelievably good-looking.

      2. re: Parigi

        Yes! This weird little thread went to "saved to profile"!

      3. OMG I'VE BEEN CRAVING THIS SINCE I WAS 600 DAYS OLD!!!! Now that I only have 2 days left in my apartment in the heart of the 13th, I must go get some! wow can't believe I'm so lucky, I would've left yesterday if my flight hadn't been cancelled and I would've never ventured back out here just for kebabs.

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        1. re: kerosundae

          Pls come back to tell us if the Uighur cuisine is any good, and if the guys are dishy.

          1. re: Parigi

            I got it!! didn't take a v. close look at the menu, but with my quick glance, I didn't see any other Xinjiang dishes.
            Kabobs were overall pretty good with quite a bit of meat (as opposed to the mostly fat with meat inserts that you find on the streets in China) I only have a few gripes:
            1. v. minor annoyance: there wasn't enough cumin, I like it to be encrusted in cumin seeds, so I added some myself.
            2. instead of dry chilli peppers, it was a chilli sauce (like chunky rooster sauce), this bothered me quite a bit because I didn't like the flavors of the sauce interfering, I'm used to dry heat.
            3. this was a major annoyance for me: it wasn't fire grilled, so I grilled it a bit over my little propane burner.