Etles Uyghur Restaurant
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The hand-pulled noodles from this specialist in Uyghur cuisine are what we like to call slurpers and shovellers. A bib is essential for this steaming heap of sweet peppers, onions, cabbage, and strips of caramelised beef hiding between them - all piled on top of perfectly round, but soft-with-bite noodles. They’re slippery sods - one minute they’re on your plate, the next they’re in your mouth. Or, on your lap, sauce and all.
Local delivery around Walthamstow available.
Etles is one of a handful of London restaurants specialising in Uyghur cuisine from around Xinjiang in the northwest of China. It’s a comforting and comfortable family-run affair in Walthamstow serving big plate chicken with a sauce full of soy and star anise, mixed with potatoes and hand pulled noodles. The leghmen noodles are also delicious. There’s an English menu and a more extensive Chinese menu, and you can give them a call or order online.