Dinner in Uyghur Family an authentic experience

Dinner in Uyghur Family Turpan Xinjiang
Share an unforgettable moment with a Uyghur family. You will be invited to stay on for an evening and taste the traditional dishes in a personal setting. The Uyghur community welcomes travelers with open arms.

A Traditional House

On one evening, you will be immersed in the daily life and customs of a local family. These Uighurs will warmly welcome travelers so you can see their ways of life in this remote region of China. It is a fairly simple way that life goes on here, and you may quickly understand the joys of such simplicity. The Uygur house is generally square and overlooking a common courtyard. The interior, meanwhile, is where small furniture is set. Usually, this area is also colorfully decorated with paintings, carpets and images of folk scenes.

The Meal and Some Tips

But the meeting does not stop at only seeing the interior of a Uygur home. Willing to share their culture with other people, they will invite you to their table to enjoy a family meal. Local specialties will be on the menu. So you can probably try one of the traditional dishes, such as steamed dumplings, noodles or pancakes. To be respectful and avoid harming them, you need to be aware of cultural difference, so here are some tips that will delight your particular hosts:

- Before the meal, wash your hands while being careful not to splash around you
- If you are offered nang (a kind of thin pancake), be careful not to turn it upside down
- At the beginning of the meal, stay at the table and if your hosts are doing a prayer, try to remain quiet until the end of it.
- At the end of the meal, stay at the table and if your hosts are doing a prayer, try to remain quiet until the end of it.

 

 

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