Biangbiang noodles are the first popular food in Xianyang city, and then spread to the whole Shaanxi province. Featuring the wide and thick noodles, Bingbiang Noodles got the name for the sound of Biang Biang when making it. To enjoy the noodles, visitors can go to Biang Biang Noodles Restaurant in No. 88, Anban Street, Beilin Street.
Lamb Meat Soup Dumpling
Xiao long bao literally translates to soup dumplings. This is because these little morsels of heaven are packed with a ton of delicious broth inside. To get the broth inside, they mix gelatin in with the broth so the broth becomes a jelly and then they mix this jelly in with the filling so when you steam the dumplings, the jelly will become liquid again. A normal soup dumpling has a pork filling, and you dip it in vinegar with slice ginger but the store in Xian is famous for their lamb meat soup dumplings. The sauce of these dumplings is vinegar mixed in with chili oil and it is the best thing ever.
Liang Pi, also known as the cold noodle is a famous snack in Xian. This noodle is made by cooking thinly sliced rice noodle, then set them aside until it cooled. The most basic way to serve cold noodle is drizzled with a sauce of chili oil, pepper powder, vinegar and diced garlic, topped with bean sprouts and sliced cucumber. The taste is spicy and the texture silky.
Vegetable Stew with Lamb
As the most popular breakfast in Xian, Vegetable stew with lamb, listed as one of the Xian must-eat foods, is also a Xian halal food. Locals often eat it together with crumbled flatbread. Besides, there are potatoes, carrots, and cabbages. The stew is special for its being thickened with a mixture of cornstarch and water. The local halal restaurants like Xinglaosan Hu La Tang, Tongshengxiang Restaurant and Laomajia Restaurant provide the most authentic Vegetable stew with Lamb.
Bread and Mutton Soup
Bread in Mutton Soup is the most famous folk foodstuff of Xian. There is a particular way of eating this dish. This Xian specialty can be found at several restaurants that have become famous for their delicious Yangrou paomo, as well as a small "mom and pop" restaurants throughout Xian. The flatbread had better be broken into small pieces by yourself, and if adding some add some sugared garlic and thick chili sauce, you will taste the most classic Yangrou Paomo.
Pomegranate is a local fall specialty and themost famous drink from Lintong. The pomegranates in Xian look slightly different from the pomegranates in other countries, they’re not really pink on the outside, but more greenish pink. In the fall, Pomegranate Juice is the most popular drink of choice for people in Xian.
Fried Grass Jelly
Made from mung bean starch, another famous Xian dish involves stir frying the translucent cubes of grass jelly with sauce and vegetables. In Sichuan, grass jelly is served cold, but in Xian it’s served hot and a little bit crispy. It’s not as spicy as the Sichuan version, but it’s served in a paper bowl to carry around the Muslim Quarter.
Hot and Sour Dumpling Soup
Different dumpling varieties can be found all over China. In Xian, the specialty dumpling is hot and sour dumpling Soup. Regular Shuijiao dumplings are boiled in hot and sour soup to give the dumplings extra flavor. Sesame seeds, leeks and cilantro add to the broth’s flavor and give you a unique aftertaste.