Dongbei Cumin and Coriander Stir-Fried Lamb

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Appears in
Mighty Spice Cookbook

By John Gregory-Smith

Published 2012

  • About

Lamb and cumin weren’t my idea of the classic ingredients I thought I’d be sampling in China, but I found them together on the menu of an amazing Dongbei restaurant in Shanghai. Dongbei is in the northeast of China, and is known for its harsh, below freezing winters. The food from this region tends to be warming, hearty and spicy, and has been influenced by Korean, Mongolian, Japanese and even Russian cuisines. The food at Dongbei was delicious; in fact we ordered so much that the staff wer