Food and drink are the essence of life. Walking through this area is a strange culinary, visual and auditory experience. The narrow lanes that spread deep across here include so many hidden gems. Food stalls, tiny little mosques, hawkers in their white skullcaps, old ladies pounding on iron in bright clothes and colored scarves, men banging on nuts with giant hammers, chefs tossing and spinning handmade noodles more than a meter long, crazy trash-men plowing through the street cleaning and the strange smells of odd tobacco (or something else); this place is a wild experience.
Just amazing beef sandwiches. Oh I miss this.
These things are so damn good.
The streets are super crowded but super fun.
Hey guys, you didn’t peal the crab before you fried it.
Breads in Xi’an were just so rich and tasty.
You want a smoke?
Keep banging it!
Baaaahhhhh Lamb. Yummy!
Fried banana! Yummy!
There are so many different types of Chinese food. Hot Pot is one of my favorites! Amazing fish. This is tomato based hot pot. We spent about three hours eating here. It is a huge social thing in China.
It was so good we came back the next day to try a different flavor of soup for this unique hotpot. On our last day we spent another three hours or so enjoying this amazing food.
Excellent joint. I’m not going to tell anyone where it is because I don’t want it to blow up and become crowded.
Desert???? Yea….. The food doesn’t end!
We were incredibly mesmerized by all the tastes and smells in Xi’an. I highly recommend putting this place on your list if you have even the slightest culinary inclination. In the next blog, we are off to the one of the Wonders of the World…….