We all know garlic comes in bulbs but have you ever considered eating the wire?
Shredded beef with garlic scapes is a common Muslim dish from Xinjiang. I personally didn’t know you could also eat the green stems of the garlic, in fact before I came to China I didn’t even know they existed. Well, they exist and they are absolutely delicious.
This dish is so good it actually crossed over from the Muslim cuisine to the Chinese cuisine. It’s available in many non-Muslim restaurants around China, only it comes with pork instead of beef.
I am not a big fan of pork so I find the original version much better. Most Muslim restaurant will also serve this dish as gaifan:
If it’s a Muslim noodles restaurant they should also have it as gaimian:
Like this dish, this post will also be a kind of Muslim-to-Chinese transition. After a short series of post dedicated to Muslim dishes we now turn back to the classic Chinese cuisine.