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Distinctive ethnic features shown through food

By Bi Nan (chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2016-05-27 14:41 Comments

Distinctive ethnic features shown through food

Visitors enjoy the group dinner party in Emin county,Tacheng prefecture,Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, May 25, 2016. [Photo by Gaoyuan Lingzi/provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Tasting exotic and delicious food is a not-to-miss part of travelling in Xinjiang. In Emin county of Tacheng, a northwestern county in Xinjiang, the food variety is especially rich the area inhabits 25 ethnic groups, including the Han people, Kazak, Uyghur, Mongols, Hui people and Rusos.

A group dinner event was held at Lin Zhongdong and Kurlux's homes on Wednesday with neighbors from different ethnic groups sharing their home-cooked dishes together.

Residents from Kazak, Mongol, Ruso, Uyghur and other areas prepared the most distinctive dishes from their ethnic groups. The whole party is a gathering of unique ethnic cuisines, along with enthusiastic singing and dances.

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