To find Uyghur food in NYC, a trip to the outer perimeters of Queens or Brooklyn is usually in order. But in the center of Chinatown, you can find a fiery staple of Uyghur fare in an unlikely and un-Uyghur location: Henan noodle shop Spicy Village, which serves Dapanji—more descriptively known as Big Plate Chicken—in all its mouth-numbing magnificence. Delivered to the table in its own wok (the big plate), a bubbling concoction of on-the-bone bits of chicken, potatoes, and Sichuan peppercorns comes boiled together in a spicy red broth. Make sure to ask for an order of thin, wide hui mei noodles to be mixed in with the dish for an added bit of authenticity.

Location Details

68 Forsyth St.
New York NY 10002
212-625-8299