This food tour focusses on sampling the authentic local delicacies of Xi’an! It covers 5 - 6 eateries and some street food stands located in the historical and cultural district within the wall! They are all specially chosen for their sterling reputation and good hygiene, and what’s more, they give you the top foods and the authentic local experiences in the city!
During this 3 hours food sampling experience you will try different kinds of most famous delicacies and head off the beaten tourist track to catch a glimpse of the locals in their daily life!
If you want to get away from those whirlwind package tours and those buffet restaurants full of foreigners, if you want to try something different or taste something authentic, come and join us. We will ensure that you try plenty of foods and beverages and enjoy a real local experience!
Meet your guide in an easy-to-find location(Hilton Hotel, No.199, Dongxin Street, Xincheng District, Xian) at 18:00, then walk to one of the two most popular food districts of Xi’an. It is an ancient style building complex with a large collection of the most famous local snacks from all over the province! Here we will taste the savory Chinese hamburger - round pita bread stuffed with minced pork, and then visit the only food museum in the same area within the wall.
After a short stroll through a park we will take a quick bus ride to the Muslim quarter, the other food marketplace in a community with a 1300 year history. It’s not only a place of historic interest but the most colorful and bustling area, a real kaleidoscope of local life! The rest of our tour will mainly take place in this humble but richly cultural district!
These 5-6 eateries are scattered around the district, some on main streets and others tucked away in back streets, but they all cook for the locals. While visiting these food stops, you will learn a lot about the local’s lives and the family restaurants that have been making their specialties for generations.
You’ll watch your food being made and learn about what makes it so special to Xi’an locals. Whether it’s sitting by an old man grilling meat over burning coals or watching dumplings being made right in front of you, whether you are shredding your own pita bread for “Pita Bread Soaked in Lamb Soup”(Yangroupao) or listening to the sound of making fresh Biangbiang noodle, there are always something for you to try!
The tour will be done mainly by walking and private tuk-tuk that can only be found in the area!
1. Private English-speaking guide;
2. Public transportation;
3. Entrance fee to the sites listed in the itinerary;
4. At least Six or above choices of the food as mentioned on the itinerary;
5. Two Soft Drinks includes whenever avaialble;
1. Personal expenses;
2. Tips or gratuities for guide and driver if we did a good job(recommended)