Sheepshead Bay

Food of Chinese Muslim group comes to Sheepshead Bay

August 2, 2018 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
2612 East 14th St. Image © 2018 Google Maps photo
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A new restaurant in Sheepshead Bay is probably the first and only restaurant in Brooklyn to offer the food of the Dungans, an ethnic group of Chinese Muslims who were expelled from China in the 19th century after an unsuccessful uprising and now live in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.

The owners, Damirzhan Azimov and his wife Gulshat Azimova, emigrated to the U.S. from Kazakhstan in 2012 and opened the restaurant, Lagman House, in June. Much of the food is based on lagman, or la mian in Chinese, a type of noodle that is mixed with other ingredients, depending on the dish, according to The New York Times.

One dish in which meat is the main ingredient, however, is huashi, a soup that features six types of meatballs. Bread is also very common, and rice is eaten with a mixture of scrambled eggs, beef, chives, scrambled eggs, bell peppers and green chiles. For dessert, you can have sanzi — another kind of noodle, the Times reported. Lagman House is located at 2612 East 14th St., just off Sheepshead Bay Road.

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