Chuan (food)

A red LED sign in the shape of two rectangles, one larger than the other, with a line through them, hanging from a building's eave against a darkening sky
LED sign in the shape of hanzi for chuan outside a Beijing restaurant serving it
A chuan vendor in Xinjiang

Chuan (Chinese: , Dungan: Чўан, Pinyin: chuàn, "kebab"; Uighur: كاۋاپ, кавап, "kawap"), especially in the north-east of China referred to as chuan'r (Chinese: ), are small pieces of meat roasted on skewers.[1] Chuan originated in the Xinjiang region of China.[2] It has been spread throughout the rest of the country, most notably in Beijing, Tianjin, Jinan and Jilin, where it is a popular street food. It is a product of the Chinese Islamic cuisine of the Uyghur people and other Chinese Muslims.[3]

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