2012 Vendy Awards Finalist: Xin Jiang Prosperity Kebabs

VideoBy Liza de Guia on Aug 31, 2012
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“Most of the customers in this area are Fujianese people or Cantonese people, that’s why Xinjiang style food has never opened up around here. I persevere and try to get people to try these flavors because I’m excited to share this type of food.”

Meet Chef/Owner Pang Gil Hwa of Xin Jiang Prosperity Kebabs, a street food cart tucked under the Manhattan Bridge in New York City. A 2012 Vendy Awards Finalist.

On this very busy, very noisy corner of Chinatown, Pang Gil Hwa barbecues over a dozen different types of kebabs with her special Xin Jiang spice and smoke treatment. Her lamb kebabs (only $1 each) are the reason she’s known in these parts – tender, juicy and full of distinct flavors that remind Pang Gil Hwa of her home province in China. Enjoy her story!

Congrats to all the finalists. Be sure to get your tickets to the NYC Vendys Awards on September 15th.

Thanks so much for watching food. curated.! Happy Eating!


  1. Mazi says:

    Thank you for not telling people where the cart is located. Wouldn’t want people to actually go there.

    • Liza de Guia says:

      Hey Mazi. Well, there are definite location clues in the video. The Division street sign. The shot of the Manhattan Bridge. But… to be more clear for everyone. Here ya go! This was off the link in my video for the Vendy Award Finalist website: Xin Jiang Schedule: Monday-Sunday 10:30am-8:30pm at the corner of Forsyth St & Division St. Chinatown. Enjoy her lamb kebabs. They’re really really fantastic. -Liza

  2. sarchasto says:

    @ mazi – i see reading comprehension was beneath you in grade school.

    its a bloody CART on WHEELS under a BRIDGE

  3. beckster says:

    No need to be mean to Mazi, He’s just critiquing the article. It actually isn’t that obvious where this cart is located… there are many cart on wheels near that bridge, and that street sign could have just been another snippet of the neighborhood in which that cart is in. Nothing wrong with being a little more explicit when you’re trying to sell something.

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