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“Believe the Hype”

XinJiang AFan Ti FanGuan
Ranked #243 of 1,498 Restaurants in Xiamen
Cuisines: Xinjiang
Description: Afanti is owned and run by a family from Xinjiang, a province in the far north west of China. The culture is more Middle Eastern and therefore so is their food! Lots of lamb, spices, and breads.
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Description: Afanti is owned and run by a family from Xinjiang, a province in the far north west of China. The culture is more Middle Eastern and therefore so is their food! Lots of lamb, spices, and breads.
Chicago, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Believe the Hype”
Reviewed 25 January 2012

Walked all the way to this place from the Wyndham based on these reviews and couldn't have been happier with the outcome. Great little place with rustic charm in the decor and some serious skills in the kitchen. One waiter spoke a little English, but our bad Chinese was good enough to get the "dishes of the house". We got the mutton-on-flatbread, the eggplant/broccoli combo, and some spicy chicken in tomato that was unbelievably tender and flavorful. Not exactly cheap at about $20 but well worth it. Recommended.

Visited January 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Washington
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Just excellent”
Reviewed 20 January 2012

I relied totally on tripadviser advice on getting to look for this small place. It was worth it. PLace was filled with Uighurs, all but us, and local language was only spoken. Chinese is of course ok, but Englsih not so. They do have good picks of everything they have so no prob.
To complete the 'localisation', you can choose from 2 versions of JinJiang (I quess..) beer made in Urmuqi.
For the dessert, get left from the door and in 50 m you come to foot massage place. 20 kuai and the best foot massage I have had (I have had very, extremely many..). It was a family joint and to see all workers dissappear for dinner and letting full house of clients watch Chinese drama on the screen was a free bonus.

Visited January 2012
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Very Good Xinjiang/Muslim/Central Asian Food”
Reviewed 11 January 2012

What something different from your standard Chinese fare, Xinjiang food will definitely do the trick, especially for their Lamb dishes. Relatively simple decorations but very good hearty Muslim dishes and very reasonable prices.

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Xiamen, China
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“best Chinese food in Xiamen”
Reviewed 7 January 2012

I love the food at this place. It`s a mix between Chinese and Arab, very nice

  • Visited December 2011
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Xiamen
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lamb!”
Reviewed 4 January 2012

And lots of it. Food here is excellent, and very cheap.

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