If you thought you knew Chinese food, you are about to be taught a valuable lesson. Turpan Restaurant in Kensington is so much more than your average fried rice joint, you are transported to China, where you experience the cuisine and culture of the Uyghur people.
The décor plays a huge part in the atmosphere of Turpan, oozing in traditional Uyghur layout with bright curtains, hanging carpets and a beautiful grapevine across the ceiling. But lets not forget about the delicious meals served at this restaurant. Serving North Western Chinese food, which is very different to the Eastern Chinese food we have become acquainted with. This style of cuisine is fresh, textured, and full of mouth watering flavours.
Turpan Restaurant is the only authentic Uyghur restaurant in the Eastern suburbs, and it is the reason why so many people are drawn to the restaurant.
The service is wonderful, Head Chef Rocky Yu has been known to come out of the kitchen and meet his guests. He gets to know restaurant patrons and offers insight to the cultural background of the restaurant and food, which really helps you understand the culture behind the meal you are devouring.
Some delicacies that will make your mouth water are the delicious lamb skewers, the hand made noodles and the eggplant with special sauce. Vegetarians will be at home in this restaurant as there are plenty of delicious options for a true blue veggo to choose from – no lettuce leaf meals for you. If you're a fan of dumplings, do not leave this restaurant without trying these. Your taste buds will be dancing.