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Yang Rou Chuan Lamb Beef Chicken BBQ Skewers – Plate Of The Day
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Yang Rou Chuan Lamb Beef Chicken BBQ Skewers

July 20, 2005

bbq beef chicken lamb pork skewer

Yang Rou Chuan

Lamb Beef Chicken BBQ Skewer Street Food

Chinatown NYC
(Corner Canal and Centre Street)

I basically lived off of these when I was in Beijing. They’re called yang rou chaun or with the Beijing accent ‘ yang rou chaur ‘. They’re essentially skewers of marinated lamb grilled over smoldering hot coals. The meats are seasoned with Chinese 5 spice, hot peppers, cumin spice and seeds and served yang rou chuar bbq lambsmoking off the grill. We used to gorge these down with some beer in the middle of winter. We were quite surprised when we saw this cart in the middle of Chinatown selling these traditionally northern snacks. This guy is from the most northern province of Harbin and these bbq skewers taste very authentic spicewise and everything. For only $1 a skewer it’s still a great price compared to $.25/each in China. He also sells beef, chicken and pork skewers. Now if they could only get some Jian Bing out here. In the mean time I’m happy to enjoy these snacks!

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  • Reply Kim November 6, 2008 at 3:41 am

    I’m in Japan… used to live in Tianjin. I MISS YANG ROU CHUAR! I’m not a fan of beer, but I used to love getting the bread and mutton kabobs and chowing down, then guzzling some Coca-cola.

    Yakitori is great, but it just doesn’t match the taste and charm of those chuar stands.

  • Reply Martin Eckbert April 21, 2009 at 5:09 am

    I really like this dish and have tried a variety of recipies for it. The best recipe I have found for it is this one though: http://foodandfiction.wordpress.com/2009/04/13/yangrouchuan/

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