February 25, 2008

Yummy kebabs, Kashgar, Xinjiang, China

Location: Near Id Kah Square, Kashgar, Xinjiang, China (39°28'13.98"N 75°59'10.62"E)
Date: 29 July 2007; 11.20am
Camera: Canon 400D with Sigma 17-70/f2.8-4.5

Xijiang, the westernmost province of China is also her biggest province. The majority of the province is Uighurs (维吾尔) and nearly all Uighurs are Muslims. They are of Turkic descent and like most Central Asians loves their kebabs. Kebabs can be seen cooked and sold everywhere and anywhere in Uighur areas. It is no different in the ancient oasis city of Kashgar ( 喀什) at the western edge of the massive Taklamakan Desert (second biggest desert in the world). Some Chinese (what do they know about kebabs -wink and smile) claim the best kebabs in China are to be had in this city- I personally tasted better ones at a particular stall in Karghilik or Yecheng ((叶城) a small town 250km south of Kashgar.

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Anonymous said...

Hello Herbert,
thanks for the comment on my blog - glad you are finding it enjoyable.

I'm impressed by your approach to travel photography and can see that you are putting a great deal into it - it's the only way to get a great deal out again!

I do like this shot of the butcher... the colour, the atmosphere, the action in the background and the concentration of the man skewering the kababs.

Funnily enough, the very first post I post on my blog had a picture of a butcher - they make wonderful subjects. It's here if you care to see it


Anyway, keep up the good work and I'll put a link to your blog from mine.

Anonymous said...

I love the atmosphere in this shot, in particular the smoke in the background. It reminds me at my travels through asia.

cedar chest said...

I try that kebab once. It is famous in that place so I tried it. I thought it's good. It's not good, It is amazing. I love taste of it. There is something different in that kebab.

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