The Alijiang Silk Road Cuisine Menu
We selected some items without knowing much about them. Wherever possible we asked for the level of spiciness to be kept at a minimum.
We tried the Kazakh baked potatoes ($12) as we were curious about Kazakh cuisine. It was a dish of sliced potatoes cooked with some vegetables and served on a hotplate. It was still spicy but was manageable. But we found it to be very salty. It could be a characteristic of Northern Chinese cuisine to have their dishes more heavily
The sauted cabbage with crispy pancake ($16) was a dish with a more familiar taste. It was like stir fried cabbage with a topping of some crispy biscuits. Some vinegar may have been used to add a mild tartiness in the taste. It was a pleasant dish that was not too salty.
The Xinjiang Fried Roasted Beef ($28) was attractively presented on a hot grill. Thinly sliced beef that had been grilled with vegetables. It reminded us of Spanish fajitas. The taste was pretty good, except that we should have asked for it to be less salty. Thank goodness we also had some hand baked naan ($5) to eat them with.
Our final dish was Arabian fried rice ($18). Again, it was curiosity that prompted us to order the dish as none of us had ever eaten an Arabian version of fried rice. It turned out to be a dish that looked and tasted not much different from that which we are used to. In fact, there is a close resemblance to the Indian style nasi goreng because of the use of bits of beef in it.
Overall, we had mixed feelings about the food that we tried that day. But we enjoyed the experience of going through an unfamiliar menu and trying some new items. Another visit to hone our dish selection to meet our palette will probably make it a more interesting restaurant to visit.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Alijiang Silk Road Cuisine 阿里疆
Harbourfront Walk, #03-11, Vivo City
Mon-Sun: 11am-3pm, 6pm-11pm
Nearby MRT Station: Harbourfront
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