I’ve been longing for authentic Uyghur food in the Netherlands for a long time. It was so exciting that finally there is one opening in Rotterdam. I bookmarked it a month ago and managed to schedule a foodie’s day out with Ignas the day before yesterday.
The restaurant is cosy and clean. The menu is simple and straightforward, with the most typical Uyghur food only, which makes it easy to choose, especially for people who are not familiar with the cuisine.
We ordered Dapanji (chicken noodles, 2-person portion) and Lam Sticks (4 sticks). They served big portion and it was enough for 3-4 persons. The lam sticks are 100% authentic in terms of flavor. The chicken noodles are 75% authentic based on my experiences. That’s already a luxury satisfaction in the Netherlands. I don’t even know whether they have any competitors here in this food speciality.
Price is reasonable. Staff is friendly. We spent €38 for a two-person lunch including drinks. They do serve Heineken beer as well.
My recommendation of this restaurant: 7/10
For Uyghur-food lover & Asian-food adventurer : ★★★★☆
Price/Quality : ★★★☆☆
Urumqi Restaurant Rotterdam
3014 AH Rotterdam