Today we spent visiting sights in the city. We arrived at Shaanxi Museum in the morning. It was raining and we had to queue for a free ticket but the museum was well worth it with exhibits from 4 dyanasty with the Tang Dynasty being the most spectacular. After the museum, we went to the ancient street of art supplies. It was almost 3 when we finished and couldn't find a proper restaurant to eat. In the afternoon, we went to the City Wall and Drum Tower.
Beef Pao Mo
Mutton Pao Mo is probably the most famous snack meal in Xian. And Beef Pao Mo is a variation. On our first night in Xian, the taxi driver told us not to have it for late night snack as it would be hard to digest and we wouldn't be able to sleep. It was on the 3rd day in Xian, while looking for a late lunch and passing by too many places that we didn't dare go into because of the poor hygiene that we found this small restaurant specialising only in Beef Pao Mo. The dish is baked unlevened bread torn or chopped into little pieces served by pouring hot beef soup and vermicelli into a bowl. There are lots of parsley in the broth and the chilli variety would include chilli. We asked for non chilli and I asked to break my own pao mo bread into pieces.
It was indeed a filling and warming dish. Very hot and rich in beef smell and taste and a real homely and comforting dish. We were full for a few hours after. My husband who had 2 pcs of bread in his bowl was full even at dinner time.
推介菜式: Beef Pao Mo
每人消費: 約10人民幣元 (午餐)
This restaurant is recommended by the tourist board and many guide books. It is within a Chinese run hotel of the same name on one of the city centre streets. It has 10 famous dishes of which we only ordered one as others were the type that make up a scenic picture with bits of colourful food. We ordered the Hulu chicken though and it was marinated, steamed and deep fried. Maybe that was why the meat was tasty throughout the chicken, even in the breast.
We ordered other dishes photographed and I am lazy to introduce them. Mostly self explanatory and all taste good. So definitely go to this restaurant where price is very reasonable and service was good.
推介菜式: Hulu chicken, tee tree mushroom with vegetables, thick cut noodles
每人消費: 約40人民幣元 (晚餐)