Xi’An Street Food Opens on South Anne Street
- Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Xi’An Street Food is a casual restaurant that aims to showcase and bring traditional Chinese food and culture to Dublin!
Opening at 28 South Anne Street this winter, Xi’An are committed to remain authentic by honouring the thousand year old culture and taste of Xi’An.
Xi’An is one of the oldest cities in all of China and as the starting of Silk Road has had many years of culture and time to perfect its unique flavours and foods. At Xi’An Street Food in Dublin we are recreating these great flavours every day with our unique Chinese dishes.
The team at Xi’An believe in real food and also real flavours. All of the dishes on their menu are cooked to order with fresh ingredients and with no artificial flavours. Each dish holds a rich mix of herbs and spices, with the firm absence of MSG, their food can firmly stand on its own feet. Firm believers that food should not only taste good, but leave you feeling good, Xi’An only use the finest ingrediants, including 100% Irish beef, Halal chicken and Halal beef, so that their food can be confidently enjoyed by all.
Their menu includes the Xi’An meat buger (or, Roujiamo), which is like a hamburger, but with a much longer history. Roujiamo is possibly the world’s oldest sandwich or hamburger since this bread dates back to the Qin Dynasty and the meat to the Zhou Dynasty. There are just two elements — baked leavened bread and shredded braised meat. A good Chinese burger (jiamo) should always be baked using a traditional furnace instead of the more common electric oven. Lean pork is braised for hours – then hand-shredded and finally pocketed in the bread – we’re hungry just thinking about it.
Xi’An Street Food‘s signature dish, and arguably their most popular, is the Biang Biang noodle dish. Hailing from the Shaanxi province, this is where it all began. Biang Biang noodles are named after the unique sound made as the large belt-like noodle dough is slapped against the counter when they being are being pulled. The result is an extremely long, thick noodle topped with chili, pork and vegetables such as carrots, greens and potato.