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Xi'an is a world's renowned historical and cultural city and has a long history of the cooking culture. Well-known restaurants and cooks have appeared one after another who sorted out more than 120 Tang Dyanstystyle recipes and invented some 100 Shaanxi-style recipes, forming two cookiing styles -the traditional and the modern. The former is characterized by he Tang Dynasty cuisine and the latter, by the Shaanxi cuisine. The traditional recipes include such delicacies as Roast Piglet and Chicken in Bottle Gourd. The local flavor snacks include Steamed Bun Soaked in Mutton Soup and the Fan-Family Cured Meat Broth. And the inventions include a Feast of Van-Style Dumplings and Chang'anbajingyan (A Banquet of Scenes of Chang'an).

Strange roast chichenRestaurants with Their Own Features

The restaurant is to be found in the Bell Tower Square of Van. As a timehonored restaurant in China, it offers a feast of dumplings. The dumplings it prepares, a concentration of the ancient, modern, royal court, and folk styles, come out in more than 180 varieties, each with its own style and taste. The restaurant also offers various quality Chinese food.

Xi'an Restaurant
Located in the middle section of East Avenue of Van, the restaurant prepares typical Shaanxi cuisine, known especially for its royal court-style recipes, snacks, and herbal medicine-flavored dishes.

The Xian Tang Dynasty Music Palace
Located on Chang'an Road North, Xian, this splendid yet unsophisticated restaurant incorporates entertainment with catering. It is cited as a Chinesestyle night club, where tourists may try the taste of delicious food while watching the Tang Dynasty Chang'an Dance with Music Accompaniment.

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