Getting wind that a new dedicated Uyghur restaurant -- San Francisco's only such establishment --- was up and running in the Sunset, I hightailed it to 20th and Lincoln Way for lunch today to check it out.
The restaurant is Uyghur Taamliri -- Central Asian Uyghur Food but don't strain your eyes looking for a sign, as there is none as of yet, even though it's been open for few days.* It's inside a tidy but inconspicuous pub called Chug Pub, and even once in the door the only signs you are in a restaurant is a stack of menus and a warm greeting from Carl.
|Chug Pub, 20th & LIncoln|
I went there hell-bent on vetting the laghman, but Carl was so keen on recommending the Şorpa (a Kazakh lamb soup) I ended up ordering both. (Fortunately, the plate dishes come in two sizes, so I was able to avoid over-stuffing myself by ordering the smaller-size laghman plate.)
|Şorpa, Kazakh mutton soup|
|Laghman hand-pulled noodles|
Where slurped: Uyghur Taamliri, inside Chug Pub, 1849 Lincoln Way, San Francisco
*A chowhound.com poster informed me that there IS a sign on the 20th Ave. side of the building which I missed.