I’m counting down the 100 best dishes I tasted in 2017…

Xi’an Famous Foods has grown since I first visited their original location deep in the heart of Flushing, Queens. Since then the prices have grown and they’ve expanded to more than ten locations around the city. But I must admit the food flavor hasn’t diminished. Case in point were their famous cumin lamb hand-ripped noodles. I had tried this¬†tingly meaty doughy plate of goodness but never with the addition of a complex lamb based soup. The soup was seasoned with bits of celery and a scattering of cilantro. It was spicy, warming, and thankfully just as good as I remembered.¬†Price: $10.95

XI’AN FAMOUS FOODS
81 St. Marks Place (between First and Second Avenue),
East Village
(212) 786-2068
xianfoods.com
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Brian Hoffman is a classically trained actor who is now a full-time tour guide, blogger, and food obsessive. He leads food and drink tours around New York City, which not only introduce tour-goers to delicious food, but gives them a historical context. He also writes food articles for Gothamist and Midtown Lunch in addition to overseeing this blog and a few food video series, including Eat This, Locals Know, and Around the World in One City.

One Response to 100 BEST ’17: SPICY CUMIN LAMB HAND-RIPPED NOODLES IN SOUP at XI’AN FAMOUS FOODS

  1. Ttrockwood says:

    The Mount Qi hand pulled noodles are my favorite, and the fact you have to just squish into whatever standing room possible and slurp it all down quickly somehow just enhances the whole experience. I’m still mourning the loss of Biang Biang in the e village, it was great to be able to sit at a table and order lots of stuff with friends and a drink

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