Best Uyghur Dish New York 2013 - Spicy Village
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.