Xian’s Best Street Food

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Xian after dark offers you many choices to relax yourself after your day’s tiring trip. If you are a bar goer, go to Defuxiang Bar Streeet, where you mix with the local middle class people; if you are looking for local street food to supplement the normal meals you’ve had, go to Beiyuan Men Muslim street and Xi Yang Shi Alley in the Xian Muslim Quarters which lies behind the Drum Tower in Xian.

Xian is a haven for eaters from all over the world. Hitting the foot street of Beiyuan Men, for many first-time visitos, is a must during a few day’ stay here in Xian.

The Beiyuan Muslim Street in the evening present more attractive pictures than those in the daytime. The lit up stalls and restaurants are lined on both sides of Beiyuan Street (South-North) and Xi Yang Shi (East-West).

People are wandering Beiyuan Muslim Food Street.

Wandering Beiyuan Muslim Food Street in the evening.

Lao Suns’ Yang Rou Pao Mo ( a mutton soup that is served poured over crumbled bread ). Mixed drink of white fungus, rock sugar and Pear. This kind of drink is said to to be good for one’s lung.

Mixed drink of white fungus, rock sugar and Pear

For him, playing iphone is more important than selling his steamed cakes.

For him, playing iphone is more important than selling his steamed cakes.

Selling snacks,  peanuts, beans. People are in a long queue for the fried pies – reputed as “the first pie under heaven”.

People are in a long queue for the fried pies.

Nang Bread and Lamb barbecue

Nang Bread and Lamb barbecue

Fried cakes

Fried cakes

All lambs

All lambs

Selling Nang Bread at the front and make nang at the back

Selling Nang Bread at the front and make nang at the back

Any interesting place for night snacks? Please tell us to share your favorites for enjoying the food haven in Xian.

Tip: Hassle-free Xian Guided Tours

If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for Xian guided tours:

Xian Tour
Xian Day Tour
Xian Tour Packages
Beijing Xian Tour

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