Xi’an’s bustling Muslim Quarter is home to a community of Hui – one of China’s many ethnic minority groups – who have been living and working in the winding lanes for centuries. Food is an integral part of this neighborhood, and many pajama-clad residents can been found cooking all the local specialties, from hand-pulled noodles and fried persimmon cakes to grilled meats and bread. The air is thick with the scent of coal smoke and spices, and it’s impossible not to sample a few items as you stroll along. This is also a great place to pick up hand-shelled walnuts and dried fruits.
Do you like to eat street food when you’re traveling?