Ba Yi – Michelin star Xinjiang food in Sai Ying Pun

Posted: August 4, 2014 in dinner, lunch
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Xinjiang food is Chinese halal food consisting predominantly of mutton (lamb).  Xinjiang region of China is in the news lately because of the government cracking down on Uyghurs population in the region.  I figure it time to sample non-Cantonese cuisine.  Bayi is famous for its Xinjiang food, you will need to love the taste of lamb to eat here.

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lamb mutton halal friendly noodles

Lunch special, mutton noodles.  Noodles and vegetables were served cold.  You mix it all together.  It tastes good but nothing special.

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Hong Kong Ba Yi’s stir fried potato noodles

Stir fry shredded potatoes in a sour and spicy sauce.  This dish was served hot with the potatoes having a noodle like consistency.  The red dried peppers made for an interesting spicy kick to every bite.  This dish was perfectly refreshing on a hot day.

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Ba Yi’s halal lamb.

Blanched Lamb.  This is a signature dish.  You dip it into a cumin all spice to give it extra flavour.  Most asians avoid eating lamb until the cold winter months so we ordered the blanched variety over the BBQ and roast offerings.  I should have ordered the BBQ/roast version to pair with beer.  I didn’t feel the need to drink during lunch so stuck to the healthy option.

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Lamb wraps.  This dish has a version made with camel meat.  It’s similar to the mutton noodle but it allows you to get your hands dirty and play chef.  The dish was alright.  I need to try non-Michelin Xinjiang food to get a real feel for this type of cuisine.  Michelin star Chinese food has always been quite uneventful.

The cumin spice in the dishes brought back tastes of Northern Chinese cuisine.  Other than the fact they specialize in  lamb and Michelin guide awarded them a star, I don’t find the restaurant all that special.  If you happen to be in the area of Sai Ying Pun then make a visit.  I wouldn’t venture out of the way to dine here.  Food price was not bad either.  $350 altogether for the above dishes.

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