Chances are, you’ve never said this.
But you will. And soon.
Because you’re about to meet Uyghur Kitchen, the first-ever food truck to serve the kebab-heavy street food of China’s Uyghur people, expecting to roll out Friday.
Let’s call this Uyghur 101...
It’s pronounced “way-ghurr.”
They’re an ethnic group in Western China known for mixing Middle Eastern and Chinese culture. And perfecting the fine art known as meat on a stick.
Take the lamb kebab.
It’s marinated in a traditional spice mix for up to 12 hours, coated with egg white and flour, then grilled and passed directly to your mouth. (Well, maybe get a hand in there somewhere.)
You can get it in a pita, too.
In which case they’ll soak the bread with cooking juices and throw in a dollop of yogurt before the meat goes in. Always before the meat.
Back in China, the owner was in a Uyghur rock band.
They were called Grey Wolf. They were kind of a big deal (just check YouTube). But then he moved to the US to play bass guitar and study at Berklee College of Music. And eventually open a food truck.
We’ve all been there.