There were quite a few authentic and traditional Chinese dishes we had to try when we went to Xi’an. We did our very best to eat our way up and through the Muslim Quarter. Some things, we had to try more than once or twice, just to give it a fair shake.
Rou jia mo is like a Chinese hamburger on a flatbread-type bun. Every one of the 4 I tried (ha!) was fantastic, and the spicy vegetarian version (cai jia mo) was fantastic too. Biang biang mian is a carbohydrate dream – wide, thick, long hand-pulled noodles in a sauce of varying spiciness. Yang rou chuanr is a lamb skewer and at each stall, there are different spices available for you to add your own. Cumin is a regular favorite. There were sweet rice cakes, nutty candy, fried little potatoes, noodles, fruits and vegetables, drinks, nuts, breads and so much more. Enjoy!