Xian Famous Foods
Yes you heard that right. Xi’an is the city located in the Northwest region of China, and is famous for its historical site of the Terra Cotta warriors. Little is known about Northwestern Chinese food, and one of NYC’s most famous chains, Xian Famous Foods, present the best that is there to offer.
Starting as a small 200 square food basement stall at the Golden Shopping Mall in Flushing, Queens, Xian Famous Foods grew unexpectedly into a restaurant behemoth. People no longer have to board the number 7 train all the way to Main Street, Flushings, just to get a taste of those delectable hand-pulled noodles. Anthony Bourdain called Xian’s foods, “the spiciest food he has ever tasted.”
Does Xian’s Liang Bi noodles meet the highest level in my spice meter?
The special tang of cumin powder combined with chili and Sichuan peppercorns is just enough to raise the bar in my spicy scale. I love the chewiness of the noodles and the beef brisket cooked superb. I find the restaurant cheap by Manhattan standards, a meal that is bound to fill you up in the coldest of winters.
Does it live up to my expectations?
Oh yes. And be sure to order some cold tea to quench the spices.
Xian Famous Foods Rating:
|Taste and Originality:||( 3.5 / 5)|
|Customer Experience:||( 3 / 5)|
|Value for Money:||( 3.5 / 5)|
|Brick and Mortar:||( 3 / 5)|
|Average:||(3.3 / 5)|