Join us on a delightful journey through Xi'an's bustling Muslim quarter, where the morning air is filled with the aroma of tantalizing breakfast dishes that you won't find anywhere else in China. This morning tour promises to introduce you to the heart and soul of Xi'an's breakfast culture, offering an immersive experience in the heart of the city.
Our journey begins at the Xi Hua Men Fire Station, conveniently situated near the iconic Bell Tower. Venturing beyond the touristy facade, we'll lead you to the authentic side of the Muslim quarter, where the flavors are genuinely exceptional. Xi'an's spice market, at the heart of the quarter, serves as the epicenter of a culinary journey that unfolds with delightful surprises.
Meet the passionate vendors and skilled chefs who form this vibrant community, preserving the legacy of a market that has endured through centuries. Xi'an, at the end of the Silk Road, boasts a fusion of flavors from three continents and over 11,000 kilometers. You'll have to taste it to believe it. On this culinary adventure, we'll zip through hidden streets and alleys aboard a tuktuk, uncovering eateries cherished by locals. Your taste buds will be awakened with the first course – savory beef pancakes, where seasoned beef is encased in a flaky, croissant-like bun, infused with aromatic spices.
Next, indulge in a bowl of Xian's beloved breakfast: a 13-spice soup with meatballs and seasonal root vegetables, a harmonious medley of familiar ingredients. You'll then explore one of China's largest and oldest markets alongside a guide fluent in the local language. Don't miss the opportunity to taste the best-fried persimmon cakes, a local favorite thanks to Xi'an's proximity to these delicious fruits. Finally, your culinary journey culminates with an unforgettable bowl of noodles, a taste sensation that will linger in your memory forever.
Beyond savoring mouthwatering cuisine, you'll gain insights into the history of this vibrant community and meet the skilled individuals responsible for crafting iconic dishes like Biangbiang noodles and Eight Treasures congee – staples of Silk Road travelers. The tour concludes near the Sajin Qiao subway station, from where you can continue exploring the surroundings on your own.
Meals: 1 Breakfast (Breakfast Food Tasting)
Transportation: Restaurant Hopping by Public Tuk-Tuk
Miscellaneous: English-Speaking Guide