A Xi’an Dumpling Dining Feast

A Xi’an Dumpling
Dining Feast

Xi’an’s Terra Cotta Army may top your list of things to do, but nothing completes a visit to
this bustling city more than with a dumpling banquet dinner at a leading restaurant in
downtown Xi’an. A culinary institution that brings out numerous flavours.


The location of Xi’an as the final terminus on the east side of the famous Silk Route has worked to the advantage of a multicultural atmosphere. A large contingent of Muslim and local merchants and traders used the city to sell and buy their good for further distribution. The heritage left in downtown Xi’an still offers mementoes of these thriving times, be it in its lively Muslim Quarter and the Great Mosque, largely made out of food.

With the entwining of cultures, a mixture of tastes and flavours often come together and giving the city a culinary blend with a unique array of exquisite dishes. However, Xi’an continues to lead by example for dumplings, a truly cherished delicacy that has to be added to your travel itinerary. We have handpicked one of the finest establishments in Xi’an, noted for continuously setting new standards in dumpling quality and variety.


A Xi’an Dumpling Dining Feast

18:30 - 21:00

For this evening out, we stay within the business district of Xi’an. Your guide and driver wait for you at your booked accommodation and as night falls, you reach an institution in the culinary world of Xi’an dumplings. This widely-known collection of bite-size snacks is served around the world and is well-known in China as a great way to bring family and friends together.

Defa Chang Restaurant, however, takes dumplings to a new level with a diverse collection of hot-served dumplings, stuffed with almost everything delectable under the Xi’an sun. The expert chefs use meat, vegetables, seafood and more to delicately create shapes and different sized dumplings using carefully-prepared ear-shaped dough. Some of these delicacies take quite some time to make – the preparation has almost become an art form once your waitress serves you a selection of freshly-steamed dumplings. This journey through dumpling-heaven is one of these must-dos if you really want to tell anyone that you have been to Xi’an. This banquet dinner comes with one soft drink or one local beer.

After this feast for the eyes and taste buds, we bring you back to your hotel for perhaps an aperitif and sharing your dumpling favourites with your fellow travellers.




  • An evening tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • Dumpling included at a local restaurant, inclusive of 1 glass of soft drink or local beer
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges


  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)


  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide (NB, the guide is not joining during the dinner). Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside downtown Xi’an. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside the Central Business District and Xi’an’s International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • Customers are advised that during the Lunar Festival celebrations (celebration of Chinese New Year), excursions and tours may be subject to supplementary charges and/or may see longer waiting times than normal.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pick-up and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism addresses.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.


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