Unassuming restaurant Tengri Tagh Uyghur serves the best Uyghur cuisine in Munich, hands-down. From juicy lamb dumplings to savory Lagman noodles, they’ve got it all.
Manti Lamb Dumplings
Where have these been my whole life? Beautifully doughy and chewy on the outside and juicy on the inside, their dumplings are illogically good.
The accompanying garlic sauce is nice but the ground spiced lamb is flavorful enough by itself.
Dapanji Chicken Stew with Noodles
On to the noodles! Dapanji is a chicken stew that comes with thick Hōtō-like noodles.
A Sichuan immigrant living in Xinjiang created this hybrid dish. As such, it’s a splendid mishmash of chicken, fried potatoes and bell peppers simmered in ingredients like onions, garlic, ginger, and chili peppers.
Finally, Sichuan peppers provide that familiar tingling sensation. I thought I was having tantanmen for a moment.
Uyghur Ramen – Laghman
Save the best for last. Laghman noodles have quickly become one of my favorite noodle dishes. The seasoning includes soy sauce, garlic, black vinegar and chili oil. It’s spicy enough and is a bit sweeter than the Dapanji.
The (thinner) noodles are normally hand-pulled and at this restaurant, you can tell they are. Chewier chunks of beef, bell peppers, onions and soft tomato wedges further provide a variety of textures and flavors.
As my first proper foray into Uyghur Cuisine, I was blown away.
In short, Tengri Tagh Uyghur is the only restaurant you need to visit for Uyghur cuisine in Munich. Perhaps the same can be said for all of Germany!