Slideshow: A Brief Introduction to Chinese Islamic Food

Chinese Islamic Meal
Chinese Islamic Meal
Though you won't find a shred of pork at this restaurant, there's definitely not a shortage of meat. Expect a large feast. Bring your friends and your fat pants. You're gonna need them.
Mooshu Lamb
Mooshu Lamb
Sliced into thin pieces, the lamb ($11.95) is sautéed into a modest heap of julienned scallions. The sharp flavors of the greens nicely contrast with the soy-sauce drenched meat.
Sesame Bread
Sesame Bread
At more than an inch thick, these are absolutely massive. Baked with finely chopped green onions nestled in the spongy interior, these pancakes ($2.95) have been nicely toasted on the top so they have a nice crunch. They're finished off with nutty sesame seeds.
Knife-Shaved Noodles
Knife-Shaved Noodles
Labeled as "three flavor chow mein" ($8.95) on the menu, this dish is a stand-out because the noodles are handmade. The chef uses a blade and cuts the dough into pieces using a blunt knife. This version combines beef, cabbage, bean sprouts, and egg.
Lamb Noodle Soup
Lamb Noodle Soup
Also made with chewy and thick knife-cut noodles, the lamb noodle soup ($8.95) is perhaps the most popular dish on the menu. It's a hearty blend of lamb, cellophane noodles, seaweed and finely chopped Napa cabbage.
Oxtail
Oxtail
Though "oxtail in brown sauce" ($15.95) doesn't sound really appealing, this is a meat dish that's literally soak in flavor. The brown sauce is actually a masterful blend of sugar, garlic, ginger, tomato sauce, rice wine and soy sauce. It's slightly sweet and plays well off the flaky chunks of meat.