A Xi’an Dumpling Dining Feast
A Xi’an Dumpling
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.
WHY THIS TOUR?
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.
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.