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A Walking Food Tour

Discover the breadth and variety of China's foods. Join us on an evening stroll through the heart of an old city in search of a food culture that is uniquely Xian.

Mutton slow-cooked in a cumin-based soup.
Rose and osmanthus flavored glutinous rice cakes.
These foods are miles away from the soy sauces and stir fries that are usually associated with Chinese foods.

This tour spends its time north of the Drum Tower, along the main snack street of the Muslim Quarter before venturing into the local neighborhoods to feel and experience Xian as she was a thousand years ago.

Xian's Muslim Quarter
Home to approximately 80,000 ethnic Hui people, the Muslim Quarter is also home to the Great Mosque of Xian. Extending from the mosque is a network of alleys and sidestreets that come to live at night when food peddlers and local restaurants serve their cuisine that is an intriguing mix of Central Asian, Persian and Chinese.


A Food and Cultural Walk

Tastings Include:
Star anise and cardamom spiced Chinese burger roujiamo
Liang Pi, a Shanxi cold-tossed tahini noodle salad
Sweet and salty Muslim pastries
Home-made peanut brittle
Fresh hand-pulled noodles
Persimmon candy shizi bing
... and much more


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Tour Details

Excursion Type
Join-in group walk or private walk

Group Size
Join-in Walk: min = 1, max = 6
Private Walk: min = 2

Join-in Walk: Every Monday and Wednesday, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Private Walk: Email us to request for a private walk

Muslim Quarter, central Xian

Start / Finish
Drum Tower / Drum Tower

Price (Chinese RMB)
Join-in Rate: Y 350 per person
Private Rate: Y 420 per person, minimum 2 persons

What's Included
2 hour guided tour of Xian's Muslim Quarter
All food and beverage tastings
Tips on food selection and preparation
Insights on local restaurant and culinary scene


Reserve a Spot
Email info(a)hiasgourmet.com to make a booking

Hias Gourmet will:
a. Confirm space availability
b. Follow up with a Tour Ticket with the Chinese and English address to the tour meeting spot


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