Food in Xi'an
The city of Xi’an, situated in the northwestern region of China, has long been known as the first capital of China and the resting place of the famous terra cotta soldiers. As the starting point of the Silk Road, however, the city also boasts a unique cuisine that combines Chinese and Middle Eastern flavors. Heavy in cumin, chili, Sichuan peppercorns, and other spices, local specialties range from famous hand-ripped "biang biang" noodles, seared in hot oil, to lamb “burgers” with a jalapeño kick. Not for the faint of heart, but famous for a reason.
History of Xi'an Famous Foods
Xi’an Famous Foods began as a 200 square foot basement stall in the Golden Shopping Mall in Flushing, N.Y. The original location, established in late 2005, was the first restaurant to bring the little-known cuisine of Xi’an to the United States, with signature hand-ripped noodles, secret spice mixes, and Xi’an “burgers” with housemade flatbread. Since then, we’ve expanded to nine locations in Manhattan, one in Brooklyn and two in Queens in total. As a family-owned business, we hope to reintroduce the world to the unique cuisine of our hometown: liangpi “cold skin” noodles, lamb pao mo soup, and wide hand-pulled “biang biang” noodles, all in its most authentic form.
Xi’an Famous Foods is a New York City based restaurant chain-let, and currently has nine active stores in Manhattan, two in Queens, and one in Brooklyn. Please note: if it isn't listed below, it's not one of ours, and is a copycat!
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