Jiaotuan – Unique Shaanxi Food

Jiaotuan(stirred paste) is named for the way it is made, that is, a paste made by stirring flour in a wok. The birthplace of Jiaotuan is in Shaanxi province, especially in Guanzhong area(refers to Xian and surrounding areas). According to the main material used differently, there are buckwheat Jiaotuan, corn meal Jiaotuan and potato…

Liangpi

Liangpi (cold noodles), together with Yangroupaomo (Mutton and Bread Pieces in Soup) and Roujiamo (Chinese Hamburger), is the symbol of Xian food. Originated in Guanzhong area of Shaanxi province, it is the traditional Han people cuisine which prevails in northern China. Due to different materials, production methods and regions, there are accordingly different types…

Zeng Gao, An Unique Xian Local Food

Zeng Gao is an unique and traditional snack in Xian area. Except Lingpi, Roujiamo and Yangroupaomo, it’s definitely another star on the list of Xian Food or What-to-eat-in-Xian. It is more like a dessert, which uses glutinous rice and red jujube as raw materials, sometimes also adding red kidney beans, azuki beans, and honey-preserved…

The Sweet and Thick Rice-wine in Xian

The Sweet and Thick Rice-wine in Xian

The sweet and thick rice-wine in Xi’an, also known as yellow cassia wine, is one of the famous beverages of the region. It does not look clear as the papular white liquor but rather resembles the soya bean milk with a little stickiness.

The Shiny-red Persimmons in Lintong

The Shiny-red Persimmons in Lintong

The shiny-red persimmons produced in Lintong look big, shiny and fiery red, also known as “Big Shiny-fiery. ” Because “the persimmon is fiery-red like flames and its surface shiny like crystal,” hence it is so named.

The Great Tang Noodles

The Great Tang Noodles

The noodle flavored with a layer of minced meat is a kind of traditional snack food prevailing in Xian and its rural areas. Long and finely made in shape with fragrant and delicious minced meat the noodle seasoned with chilli oil and vinegar-pepper broth is good for both the aged…

The Fiery-red Persimmon Cake

The Fiery-red Persimmon Cake

The fiery-red persimmon cake in Xian is also called golden-yellow-cassia persimmon cake. As the cake looks golden yellow on both sides, soft and round in shape, sweet and fragrant like osmanthus flower, it is a traditional specially fine dessert in Xian and easy to get it everywh…

The Demaogong Crystal Cake

The Demaogong Crystal Cake

The crystalline cake turned out in Demaogong Food Store at the corner of the cross-section of the Western Avenue and the Guangji Streel is the authentic product in Xi’an. Being initiated during the reign more than hundred years.

Steamed Jujube-cake in Xi’an

Steamed Jujube-cake in Xi’an

The steamed jujube-cake is one of traditional foodstuffs for breakfast in Xian. The materials of the making of steamed cake include glutinous rice and red jujubes, and it is a kind of sweet cakes.

Hele Made of Buckwheat Flour

Hele Made of Buckwheat Flour

“Hele” is a special kind of noodles and one of the local snacks. The most famous ” Hele” is that made in the Jiaochangmen Restaurant, and so it is also called the “Jiaochangmen Hele.” It is made with buckwheat flour by a special method.

Fan Family Bacon

Fan Family Bacon

It is a kind of famous snack in Xian. Created by Fan Bingren and Fan Fengxiang father and son in 1925 it has already a history of almost 80 years. Won the “Golden Tripod Prize” award the bacon was assessed as fine quality product by the Ministry of Commerce in 1989.

Cured Mutton Produced in Lao Tong’s Family

Cured Mutton Produced in Lao Tong’s Family

The cured mutton of the Lao Tong’s Family is one of the famous snack- dish in Xi’an. As saying goes: when the Eight Allied Powers were at taking Beijing Dowager Cixi ran away from Beijing to Xi’an bringing Emperor Guangxu with her.

Chang’an Chestnut

Chang’an Chestnut

The Chang’an chestnuts are very nutritious, flagrant and good to appetite. Good in quality its pulp is fine and smooth. It may not only be taken into dry-fruit, powdered flour, canned goods or food and dessert.

Baked Cake Dipped into the Mutton or Beef Soup

Baked Cake Dipped into the Mutton or Beef Soup

The baked cake diced and dipped in beef or mutton soup, known in Chinese as “Yangroupaomo,” is a kind of special snacks in Xi’an. The specialty is that the lean meat is tender while the fat does not taste and young.

Sticky Corn-flour Jelly (Jiao Tuan and Yu Yu)

Sticky Corn-flour Jelly (Jiao Tuan and Yu Yu)

Sticky corn-flour jelly (Jiao Tuan) is a special snack in the northwest areas of China, especially in Shaanxi province. It is a tofu-like foodstuff often seasoned with vinegar and chili. According to the materials, there are different sorts of Jiao Tuan, majorly including wheat j…

Chinese Dumpling Banquet

Dumpling is one of the most representative foods of Chinese dietary. In Xi’an Shaanxi, dumpling is popular among eaters of various ages and it develops into a famous local snack--- Chinese Dumpling Banquet.

Spinach Noodles

Spinach Noodles

Spinach noodle, a traditional food prevailing over Shaanxi, with its easy-cooking methods but rich nutrition, wins great favor in this region. This special noodle has a long history.

Stone Backed Bread

Stone Backed Bread

Stone Backed Bread also called “Bobo”, is local flavor food in Shaanxi province. It wins the name because of its cooking way—bake round dough on the heated small round stones. As Stone Backed Bread has a long history and keeps a primitive cooking way, it is considered as the “living fossil” in Chinese food.…

Qian County Jellied Bean Curd (Tofu)

Qian County Jellied Bean Curd (Tofu)

Jellied bean curd, as one of the most common Chinese breakfasts, has a nationwide fame. Although it is common in the whole country, Qian County Jellied Bean Curd keeps a special position, which may be accounted for by three reasons. The first reason is that there are strict rules about the ingredients of Qian…