Saw a story in thesixfifty.com about two sisters opening an Uyghur restaurant in downtown Menlo Park!
Right now, the restaurant is in its soft-opening phase and the menu has fewer items than it will after its grand opening, likely early in the new year, Almira says. …
The main courses include a Uyghur chicken korma option; laghman, a meat, vegetable and pulled noodle dish; spicy rice noodles; spicy rice cake; polov, a rice pilaf in the Uyghur style; and stir-fry beef noodles.
Super exciting. Article is a little … wrong… in that there were multiple Uyghur restaurants in Fremont, although might currently be correct as I think all of them closed.
To save anyone a lookup, the location is the old Juban location, next to the ace hardware.
In my typical manner of hyjacking threads,
I have been wondering about the policies around the Santa Cruz picknick tables in front of the walgreens. It seems one can get take-out from Bistro Vida, the new indian place, Chef Kwan’s (most easily, really any place along there), either of the two higher end mexican places… and now this uyghur place, that’s all good, but… what about alcohol? We’ve been allowed to bend the alcohol rules during covid times… there are no package stores on Santa Cruz… probably walgreens has a beer wine selection… as does TJ’s a few steps away… what about a “take out” bottle from Bistro Vida?
If I had to guess, I would suspect the standard open container laws exist and will not be enforced if folks aren’t rowdy. Anyone know more specifically?
went here. it is worth a visit. the menu is very short, and they are disorganized, but the first item chicken korma’ is worth eating. The small is enough for two people. The spices are hard to describe, like szechuan boiled beef but more layers. very good hand pulled noodles (the main dish is chow fun size).
There isn’t any non alcoholic drinks either. pregame or postgame elsewhere. We ordered a tea that never came. i think they have regular jasmine tea, just not on the menu.
There were a number of muslim families, I expect they greatly prefer a restaurant without alcohol, for the kids.
Strange, I got an email back on Feb 15 from hungryonion with a post by @sck about his visit here, complete with photos, yet I don’t see it here (even though looks like @bbulkow replied to it) – a bug in the system? I can upload if @sck wants me to.
I had lunch here several weeks ago, obviously very slow to post. @bbulkow enjoyed the chicken korma but being just one person I didn’t try it (seems priced for two people at $34 for the small size). I only had one dish, the laghman, which @bbulkow also described – good hand-pulled noodles with beef, bell peppers, tomatoes, onions. The beef was ok, but the sauce was nice, seasoned with sichuan pepper – I was surprised this was used in Uyghur cuisine, but of course I have no knowledge of it. However, from this blog I learned it is typical:
The historic Silk Road ran through Xinjiang, connecting east and west, and you can taste this passage from one continent to the other in the food. Cumin, Sichuan peppercorns, star anise, black pepper and cardamom season these halal dishes.