Xi’an Food Tour

Xi’an, depending on how you look at the city, it is considered the start or the end of the silk road. What does this mean in terms of food? It means this place has a ridiculous number of influences on their cuisine. This makes Xi’an one of the perfect destinations for a food tour! This was something I was not even aware of, before I booked my food tour! Xi’an’s cuisine is an eclectic mix of different cultural influences, from Middle Eastern to Chinese to everything that passed through the silk road. The tour I decided to do was called the Lost Plate Food Tour.

Xi'an Food Tour

The most adorable thing about this food tour, is that you are driven from one destination to the next on a Tuk Tuk! I specifically joined the evening tour, it included UNLIMITED food and beverages, including beer!

The first stop was stone bread, it is signature to Xi’an. It is made by putting dough on hot rounded stones. The stones bake the bread, and the bread is stuffed with sweet or savoury seasonings. I found this bread to be a little dry for my taste, but none the less interesting!

Xi'an Food Tour

Next stop was in the Muslim Quarters in the city, and we were taken to a small alley. Inside this small alley, we sat outdoors and watched as a man grilled kabobs right in front of our eyes! It was seasoned to perfection and was very unique and unlike any other kebabs I had ever experienced before.

Xi'an Food Tour

Our next stop had possibly THE BEST dumplings of my entire life. The inside the dumplings had an incredibly savoury soup, that just burst out when you bit into it. I was so happy eating these I almost cried! At this same stop we had something called the 7 ingredient porridge, that was entirely naturally seasoned. This was by no exaggeration the best porridge I have ever had in my life!

At the next stop we had a traditional dish which was made from very fatty meat, which was then stuffed into bread. I wasn’t very fond of this particular dish because of the dryness and lack of flavouring. The last food stop had an incredible noodle dish that is very signature to Xi’an! These particular noodles were thick and flat, and topped with veggies and meat and very well flavoured.

Xi'an Food Tour

All in all, Xi’an is a MUST visit city for any foodie, and I enjoyed this tour and the cuisines very much!

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Want to check out other food tours? We recommend reading – Food tours across the world

Jennefer Barua

Jen from Green Travelling 101 is crazy passionate about two things, seeing the world and how to save our planet. She started travelling when she was less than a year old, and got hooked on jet setting ever since! She has lived in 4 different countries including Canada, India, U.S.A (Hawaii) and South Korea. The thing that she loves so much about travelling is learning from other people by seeing and experiencing how they live.


  1. Shefali
    April 28, 2017 / 4:04 PM

    That was a yummy virtual food trail! like your blog!

    • Shruti Prabhu
      April 28, 2017 / 4:07 PM

      Thanks Shefali πŸ™‚

  2. April 28, 2017 / 4:08 PM

    Okay, after seeing this I must absolutely put Xian on my list. I’m a -very big- fan of all things food related and the food looks super tasty, those skewers… miamm!

  3. April 28, 2017 / 5:34 PM

    Food looks delicious.

  4. April 28, 2017 / 5:38 PM

    Delish! Got me hungry thanks -_- haha!

  5. April 29, 2017 / 6:43 PM

    Oh my God, look at those dumplings! My travel destination list just got larger. Thanks.

  6. Kelly
    April 29, 2017 / 9:22 PM

    I love xian. What a great place!! I loved the food markets there and the muslim fusion. Also can’t help but love the terracota warriors. Thanks!!

  7. April 30, 2017 / 1:27 PM

    Mmmmhhh, looks delicious and it sounds you liked it very much. I love food, too.

  8. April 30, 2017 / 3:36 PM

    Felt like l was with you on the trip. Would try these food items one day.

  9. April 30, 2017 / 7:19 PM

    I really like this kind of food!! Looks delicious!

  10. sophie
    May 1, 2017 / 3:08 AM

    Great post! Gotta try this very soon too! Thanks for sharing! Cheers!

  11. May 1, 2017 / 10:51 PM

    I’d love to eat Chinese food in China, rather than from a restaurant or takeaway in England! Thanks for sharing this post. I’m now hungry! Safe travels.

  12. May 2, 2017 / 4:54 AM

    Food looks awesome! Chinese food are the best!

  13. Nancy Ycn
    June 10, 2018 / 9:47 AM

    Lovely Food~ look very yummy , thanks for share! Cheers

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