Known as Qin Cuisine, food in Xi'an is the representative culinary achievement in the northwest China. In comparison
to other Chinese cuisines, it is outstanding in three aspects. Firstly, due to Xi'an's geographical location in the center
of China, various kinds of materials deriving from both north and south China are adopted by Qin Cuisine. Second is
the special cooking skills of the local chefs, including Tun (deep-fry), Qiang (fry quickly in hot oil, then cook with sauce
and water), Chao (stir-fry), Zheng (cook by use of steam), Dun (braise) and so on. Finally is its frequently use of salt,
vinegar, capsicum and garlic, making the savory flavor of sour, spicy and fragrant.
Guan Tang Bao Zi (Dumpling Stuffed with Hot Gravy)
Chinese name: 灌汤包子
Guan Tang Bao Zi is a kind of the small-sized steamed stuffed buns, containing stuffs and the hot gravy together. It is
one of the most well-known specialities of Xian, especially served by the Jia Brothers' Restaurant in the Moslem Street.
Feng Mi Liang Gao (Honey Cold Glutinous Rice)
Chinese name: 蜂蜜凉糕
A little different from the Honey Glutinous Rice, this snack is added sesame and rose jam as well as cut into small
pieces when eating. This sweet and cold glutinous rice is a good snack in the hot summer. It can be found
everywhere in the Moslem Street. Usually, the price is CNY3-CNY5 per box.
Jin Xian You Ta (Crispy Fried Noodles)
Chinese name: 金线油塔
It is a traditional snack in Xian originated from the Tang Dynasty, which is noted for its complicated cooking skill,
delicious flavor and unique appearance. The steamed noodles are often eaten with some tasty sauces. Besides
of the local restaurants, it is easily for you to enjoy this snack in the city's streets or lanes at a very reasonable price.
La Seine Restaurant Fran?ais塞纳河法国餐厅
This restaurant is one of Xian's most exclusive restaurants and also the only French restaurant surrounded with
floor to ceiling glass windows in Xian. It has a good location for a fantastic and full view of the Bell Tower. You
can enjoy delicious French-cuisine and wines as well as a pianist or a violinist playing in this restaurant. There
are also luxurious VIP rooms in this restaurant where you can enjoy yourself comfortable. The Atmosphere there
is generally quiet, romantic and posh.
Specialties: Fois Gras, Escargots Appetizer, Roast Lamb Fillet
Average cost: About CNY300/person
Location: 5F, Fuhao Mansion, 59, South Street, Xian
Bus routes: Take bus 6, 26, 208, 221, 229, 502, 600, 603, 608 or 609 to the Bell Tower station (south) and walk
about 30m to the venue.
Real Love 真爱中国餐馆
Besides of its delicious Shaanxi food, this restaurant is favored by lots of customers also for its well-decorated environment. Additionally, the Real Love is also a comprehensive entertainment center equipped with
KTV, café and tea house.
Specialties: Tie Ban Niu Liu (sizzling plate beef), Ma Shi, Pork Spareribs, Papaya and Aloe Salad
Average cost: CNY60 per person
Location: Building 1 of No.3, Gaoxin Lu, Gaoxin District, Xian City
Bus routes: Nos.29, 206, 207, 212, 308, 322, 402, 502, 503, 512, 604, 608 (get off at Guanghua Lu)
Cacaja Restaurant 印度菜菜
Nice and quiet dining environment makes you feel comfortable to have dinner in Cacaja Restaurant. It is an
authentic Indian restaurant with all kinds of Indian food, including Tomato Kasorba, Hot Sour Soup, Samosa,
Veg Pakora, Tandoori Naan, Kasmire Naan, Chicken Tikka, Boti Kebab, Beef Curry, Indian Vegetable Curry,
Mix Veg Pullav, Kashmiri Pullav, Sikarni, etc. Among those dishes, Tandoori Naan, Samosa and Chicken are
Specialties: Sikarni, Tandoori Naan, Beef Kadai, Samosa, Chicken Tikka, Aloo Palak
Average cost: About CNY50
Location: 46, Yantaxi Lu, Yanta District
Bus routes: You can take bus 5, 19, 24, 30, 34, 720, 26, 27, 527, 710, 722 or 408 and get off at Yantaxi Lu, then
walk to the venue.