Sichuan Cuisine and Guangdong Cuisine is popular in Urumqi, as are local dishes and snacks with Uygur, Mongolian and Islamic influences that make for mouthwatering dining experiences. Xinjiang Shish Kebab is a favorite in China. Xinjiang Noodles (Lamian) are delicious hand-pulled noodles that are soft, even, and dressed with fried mutton pieces, onions, cooked tomatoes and chili peppers. Tourists in Urumqi enjoy Xinjiang fruits which come from all parts of Xinjiang. Milk tea, Yogurt made of Mare’s Milk, Rice-filled Sausages, and Stewed Mutton Eaten by Hands, are specialties worth trying.
Downtown Urumqi has four famous gourmet streets, including: Tiyuguan Road which has a lot of Muslim restaurants. Among them, Hui People’s Dining Hall is the most notable. Xinfu Road features more than 30 restaurants, including Lao Shan Zhi Zao (Shaanxi-flavor Food), Six-Taste Roast Goose, Spicy Crabs, Chongqing Sha Er Fish. Gongyuan Street North has more than 20 restaurants, including highly recommended ones such as Tian-tian Chaozhou Beef Balls (Chaozhou Cuisine), Beijing Restaurant, Chuan Wa Zi (Sichuan-flavor food) and Yunnan Ethnic Flavors.