Nestled in the city’s best-known Muslim neighborhood, this Ox Street institution was one of its first Uighur restaurants here and has been serving up tasty halal cuisine to queuing locals for more than 20 years. The menu balances recipes from China’s two largest Muslim ethnic minorities: the Hui and the Uighurs of northwest China. Popular Hui dishes include pa rou tiao (stewed and thinly sliced lamb) and tang juan guo (candied mountain yams), while Uighur offerings include juicy and large yang rou chuan’r (grilled lamb skewers with cumin and chili) and lightly spiced shou zhua fan (lamb pilaf with carrot). If you speak Mandarin, don’t miss a chat with 75-year-old general manager Chen Liansheng, who began his restaurant career in 1948.
6 Niu Street, Xicheng District,
Telephone: +86 10 8316 4691