As the major food is flour, Xian is merited famous for it's noodles and dumplings. After long years of the capital city for so many dynasties, this ancient city is famous for the delicious Shaanxi snack, the delicate Guangdong cuisine, various kinds of fashionable foreign delicacies, and the popular Sichuan cuisine, even hot pot.
"Yang Rou Pao Mo "(a soup made of mutton and eating with a flour flat bread) has a very big fame. Later, it comes out as visitors who go to Xian must do two things: one is to see the clay figures of Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses,the other is to taste "Yang Rou Pao Mo "(a soup made of mutton and eating with a flour flat bread).You will be served one or two pieces of wheat flour flat bread which need to cut off as tiny chunks the smaller the better. The the waiter will hand your bowl to the cook who mixes the bread and mutton soup with an appropriate relish. When the steaming hot meal is brought in, the waiter will also offer you sweet crisp pickled garlic, coriander, and hot pepper sauce. The most famous one is in the Tong Sheng Xiang (Prosperity and Fortune) Beef and Lamb Paomo Restaurant done in Tang Dynasty style,which is a time-honored establishment in the Xian Bell and Drum Tower Square.
The second famous one is dumplings in Xian, which are served the best in De Fa Chang Dumpling Restaurant.the dumplings is full fill with the inside include various meats, vegetables, and seasonings. There are four kinds of cooking method include steaming, boiling, pan-frying, deep frying, and roasting.
Biang Biang Mian is a local provincial specialty noodle dish that is extremely good. The wide noodles are spiced, have a broth, and include toppings such as eggs, tomatoes, beef, etc. The character for "biang" isn't yet possible to type into a computer, but look for a complex character with about 57 strokes repeated twice before "Mian". A popular chain has a red sign with white characters, and includes the face of the "Noodle King".
The Muslim Quarter is located close to the Drum tower and is a vibrant area with many restaurants spilling out onto the street and mixing with the street sellers.
Street food (mostly sold after sunset, or some near night clubs/bars after 11PM) presents a variety of local/regional dishes, ranging from noodle soups, dumplings, hot pot, and so on by tens of little food vendors on street side, each with a red lamp.
Rou Jia Mo -- The closest thing to a beefburger, this is a local tradition and should be very easy to locate, sandwich like, with pork, beef or lamb, this is a must try item for anyone who is in this area. Fanji Rou Jia Mo is the famous vendor of Shaanxi's most widely consumed snack, which finely chopped pork stuffed in toasted wheat flour flat bread. With beef or pork inside, only cost 10 RMB to taste it.
Xiao long bao-zi -- Basket-steamed dumplings (one basket RMB3), common as a midnight snack. Look for its big brother "Da bao-zi" only available first thing in the mornings, like a steamed cornish pastie, but very nice.
Guan Tang Bao-zi, steamed buns served with sauces inside., served at Jia Brothers¡¯ Restaurant in Muslim Snack Street. The most delicious part is the piping-hot soup inside, also should be the part pay attention to carefully. The advisable dish following is sweet Ba Bao Prridge consists of peanuts, sultanas, hawthorn, and medlar berries.Another specialties is the Guan Tang Baozi (steamed buns served with sauces inside)which gives you a choice of beef, lamb or 'three flavors' - lamb, mushroom, and prawns inside. The buns have piping-hot soup inside, so caution is advised.
Xi'an has various snacks in the small streets.