The casual restaurant Xi’an Famous Foods that brought the taste of Western Chinese to New York city. In fact, the name of the Chinese restaurant comes from the city of Xi’an one of the oldest cities in China.
Xi’an is situated in the northwestern region and has long been known as the first capital of China. The city has a unique cuisine that combines Chinese and Middle Eastern flavors. Therefore, heavy in cumin, chili, Sichuan peppercorns and other spices. Besides of local specialties range from famous hand-ripped biang biang noodles, seared in hot oil and lamb burgers with jalapeños.
Xi’an Famous Foods was born in 2005. At the beginning started as a 200 squares foot basement stall in the Golden Shopping Mall in Flushing, New York. Indeed, it was the first restaurant to bring the Xi’an cuisine to United States. Featuring the hand-ripped noodles, secret spice mixes and Xi’an burgers with housemade flatbread.
As a result, the popularity of Xi’an Famous Foods began to grow duo to the great taste of the food. Then expanding to different boroughs of New York as Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Certainly, good food attracts people but the best food take the attention of the most expert Chef as Anthony Bourdain next to the owner of Xi’an Famous Foods Jason Wang.
Stewed Pork Burger at Xi’an Famous Foods
The pork burger was one of my cravings at the chinese restaurant before going to work to Pasquale Jones few meter away. In fact, Xi’an was located in 68 Kenmare St, New York, NY 10012. But, today is permanently closed in this location.
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The pork burger consist in pork belly meat, stewed in sauce soy with spices and herbs into a warm crispy flatbread such as bun. As a result, the most delicious because it was my favorite of all. Cost $2 dollars
Spicy Cumin Lamb Burger
The lamb burger strong in flavor for sure. Made with sliced lamb sauteed with ground cumin, toasted chilli seed, long horn peppers, red onions, scallions and garlic into a warm and crispy flatbread. Surely, tasty and spicy. Cost $2 dollars
Qi Pork Hand-Ripped Noodles in Soup
Xi’an Famous Foods has a message for its customers “Not Spicy = Not As Good.” In fact, David Wang strongly recommend to eat with chilli the food at the Chinese restaurant. In other words, he said that would never order his noodles completely not spicy, because it will just taste too bland for him.
Certainly, my pork soup taste better with chilli. Indeed, ingredients such as wide hand-ripped biang biang noodles, topped with pieces of pork belly in a spicy, sour and tingly sauce, seasoned with their proprietary sauce based on soy sauce and black vinegar and served in noodles broth. It is just so good.
Spicy & Tingly Beef Hand-Ripped Noodles
Surely, one of the best seller at the Chinese restaurant, duo to the great flavor.
The beef noodles consist in wide hand-ripped biang biang noodles mixed with chunks of lean beef, spicy and tingly sauce based on Sichuan peppercorns and their proprietary sauce made with soy sauce and black vinegar. it is just terrific.
In addition, Xi’an foods count with 15 locations in New work city.
Location New York, United States
Xi’an Famous Foods Restaurant
Price: Average per person $15 USD
Contact: +1 212-786-2068
Address: Multiple locations in New York