The final part of my China trip is beckoning, and this time it’s a photolog about food!
If you’re in Xi’an, the Muslim quarters is the place to go for food and souvenirs. Everyone knows it, and the crowds get tremendous during dinner time. As the name imples, the Muslim quarter is the core of the Muslim community in Xi’an. I’m 100% confident they serve the best food around! By the way, there’s plenty of meat going around here, so meat lovers rejoice! The main meats are mutton and beef, don’t expect to find any pork here (for obvious reasons!)
I love food markets, so being here was a no-brainer for me. We came back the next day as well – we couldn’t get enough. Undecided on what to eat? Do what I do, look where the queue’s at and get behind them! You can’t go wrong that way!
By the way, this place is pretty huge, and most tourists walk the main alley and are done once they come to the end of the road. I get it, there’s enough snacks to fill you up in the main alley. But you know what? Keep going, turn right at the end of the road and enter the next alley, and you’ll find lots of amazing little restaurants. They’re all little gems and you won’t regret it.
If you’d like a list of the top eats in Xi’an, check out this YouTube video by The Food Ranger. Some of the places are listed in the Muslim Quarters, and those I went did not disappoint!
Anyway, pictures speak a thousand words, so I’m letting the pictures do the talking here:
Looking at these pictures just makes me miss the place that much more, especially the last two pictures! They serve you a whole bun, filled with 20 meat sticks – I’m serious! Cooked right in front of you, with the aroma wafting in the air, we didn’t even plan on having this, but we couldn’t resist as we walked past. Good thing too, because it was the best beef bun I’ve ever had.
And honestly, the pictures here are just teasers; it probably comprises 20% of the food available in the market. I focused more on the eating, and less on the picture taking! My senses were just overwhelmed and the camera remained in the bag after the first 20-3minutes. Live for the moment and all that jazz, you know! So if you’re already tempted by these pictures, go, visit Xi’an, have an amazing day visiting the Terracotta warriors and reward yourself in the evening with a trip to the Muslim quarters – you can’t go wrong!
Oh, and if you’ve been to any food markets around the world and loved them, please share them in the comments, I love these markets and I’d love to visit one day X
Till next time, XOXO