Silk Road in Camberwell is a very unusual Chinese restaurant. This is because the food is from Xinjiang, the most western part of China, near the border with India, Kazakhstan, Pakistan and other Stans. The local people in Xinjiang are Muslim. Silk Road is the only Xinjiang restaurant in London. It is definitely worth a visit. But make sure to book a table beforehand.
If you are reading this and thinking "Well I always eat Chinese. So why bother?", you are wrong. This is unique Xinjiang food.
Silk Road is my Dad's favourite restaurant. We go a a couple of times a month more or less.
This picture is me eating the tripe skewers at Silk Road. Tripe is made from the cow's stomach and tastes delicious. It has a lovely rubbery texture and is not like any ordinary skewer. This one is unique.
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|Various dishes at Silk Road.|
- Home Style Cabbage, with special Xinjiang spices. It is lush!!!
- Lamb with Spring Onions. A delicious dish of sliced fried lamb, caramelised spring onions, and green peppers. It is my favourite of these three dishes and has more of a sweet taste than any of the others.
- Spiced Beef with Szechuan pepper. The beef is not chewy and is soaked in a soy sauce with chilli flakes.
|Big Plate Chicken|
Before I go, here's a YouTube video of some belt noodle masters in China:
Silk Road, 49 Camberwell Church St, Camberwell, London SE5 8TR
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