Uyghur cuisine commonly features the influences of the West and East, antiquity and the present, great skill, imagination, beauty and harmony of taste.

Common ingredients that can be found in many Uyghur meals are lamb, beef, chicken, fish and colorful vegetables such as  tomatoes, carrots, peppers, onions, celeries, eggplant…..

Hand-Made Uyghur Lagman is an extremely popular dish which consists of hand-made noodles topped with stir-fried vegetables such as tomatoes, chili peppers, bell peppers, onions and cabbage mixed with meat stock. Spicy lamb kebabs  is an essential part of the Uyghur cuisine.

Another very famous Uyghur dish is Polo.  Typically Uyghur polo is prepared with mutton, carrots and onion fried oil. Water and rice are then added and all of the contents are then steamed.  Additional ingredients such as apple, quince or raisins may also be added.

A very common Uyghur breakfast consists of home-baked bread with tea, raisins, honey, walnuts and almonds. Before main courses are served, Uyghurs typically serve their guests with fruit, tea, and naan.