Shish Kebab

XinjiangShish Kebab is as famous as the roast duck ofBeijing. It is a popular snack nationwide -- found in the streets and bazaars throughout China, and a lot of people like it very much.

As the most famous of Xinjiang snacks, shish kebabs are chunks of fatty and lean lamb meat skewered on a wooden stick and roasted over charcoal. The kebabs are turned continually, and when they are almost done, salt, pepper, and other seasonings are sprinkled on them. Kebabs are crispy outside and tender inside, and slightly salty and hot with their peculiarly strong flavor of Ziran (a kind of aniseed). They are not greasy and have no unpleasant smell.

There are two reasons why shish kebab is so delicious. One is because of the excellent Xinjiang mutton; the other is because of the special spice. The fuels used are always blind coal and firewood. Nowadays, there is a kind of oven that is healthier and more economic, convenient.

When in Xinjiang , it is a pity if you do not have a taste of shish kebab.