27 November 2017

Xi'an Biang Biang ~ Xian Chinese - Chinatown

The north bit of Chinatown's Dixon Street has an interesting strip of inside-out joints that are always fun to eat in, we've never had anything we'd call a bad meal along here. Xi'an Biang Biang fits in spicely nicely.

Biang! Biang! is our latest favourite in Dixon Heights. It's X'ian cuisine, which we are always up for, especially in colder weather with it's ingenious melding of of stodge and spice.

There's a number of noodle dishes on the menu, hot and cold, using different types of noodles. Our first taste is of Biang Biang noodle with minced pork and vinegar. It's a good flavour, but the noodles are thin and simple and the bowl doesn't look anything like...


This is the noodle dish you need to try here, No 14, Biang Biang noodle with hot chilli. That pile of red chilli on the side of the bowl might look like it is going to melt your lips away, but its more mild than you think. It's hot, don't get too complacent, and mixed into the noodles and shredded pork it's a little bit of magic.

The noodles are magic too, thick, wide and chewy. 

Lamb pao mo soup - $15.  A lamb-y broth with loads of bread and clear flavour soaking noodles with a couple of hunks of melty lamb. We would prefer less bread, it made the soup a bit viscous, a starch thing perhaps. We compare any version of this soup to one we had in Zhuhai, made with super fresh house-made bread. Zhuhai always wins, even if it's the wrong end of China.

Alison might get around to posting her photo of the rou ji mao (pulled pork stuffed burger). It's a little pricier than others around town at $8, worth it perhaps as a shared side dish if noodles ain't enough.

Xi'an Biang Biang is at 39/2, 1 Dixon Street, Chinatown.

Xi'an Biang Biang Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

This post is brought to by Lardarsious J. Pussycat of Abercrombie Street (those in his inner circle know him as Charlie), a frequent benefactor to this blog.


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