Dolan’s Uyghur Cuisine brings fusion food from Central Asia to Alhambra

ALHAMBRA — Bugra Arkin, owner of Dolans Uyghur Cuisine, is introducing diners to a type of food most people might not be familiar with. Uyghur cuisine originates from the Uyghur region in Central Asia called Xinjiang and is influenced by a melting pot of cultures including Indian, Persian, Turkish, Arabic, and Chinese.

Arkin grew up in a Uyghur region of Eastern Xinjiang called Dolan, which is where the name of his Alhambra, CA restaurant comes from.

“In our restaurant, you can find like all of the elements of different cultures,” said Arkin.

Dolans provides a fusion food experience featuring

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The best restaurants in Salt Lake City’s Central Ninth neighborhood are Laziz Kitchen, Nohm and Vertical Diner

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Salt Lake City’s Central Ninth neighborhood encompasses just a few city blocks.

But don’t be fooled by its small footprint — at least where food is concerned — because it is packed with places to eat, drink and buy tempting morsels.

Nearly two dozen restaurants, bakeries, breweries and bars can be found in the neighborhood between Interstate 15 and West Temple and from 600 South to about 1000 South (Fayette Avenue).

And an urban market — and another restaurant and bar

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A kung pao tofu recipe that features the spicy, tingly combination central to Sichuan cooking

One of the many things I love about Shiue’s book: She demonstrates such deep respect for international traditions yet doesn’t shy away from applying her own touches. She has roots in several cultures — she grew up on Long Island with Taiwanese parents, studied in New England, lived in Singapore for a year in college, married a man from Trinidad, externed at a Moroccan restaurant, and has done fieldwork in China’s Sichuan province. And by including so many culinary influences in her book, she is, in essence, helping undo any of the whitewashing that would have you mistakenly believe that

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Is Michigan’s Best Fish Fry so remote that it’s in the Central Time Zone?

MENOMINEE, MI – Looking for some incredible variety in a Friday fish fry? At Dexter’s in Menominee, you won’t have to look any further, but you will have to travel, possibly quite a distance, maybe even into a another time zone. It will all be worth it once you dig into Dexter’s super fresh fish, prepared in a multitude of ways, and served with homemade sides.

“Friday is for sure the busiest day of the week,” said Dexter’s owner Tom Everard. “If I’m getting the fish fresh, they don’t come in until Thursday. So we serve them Friday. If I

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