Behind the Bell Tower of Xi’an, is the famous Muslim Quarter, one of the city’s most popular attractions. This area is very interesting, both during the day, and at night. You can sample many different kinds of food, and snacks. There are also loads of souvenirs, and collectables, available there too.
Here are some of our highlights of The Muslim Quarter…
Left, Dried fruits, and all sorts of nuts.
Right, A butchery, where you can buy liver, brains, hooves, bones, and animal skin.
We bought a delicious peanut tasting cake from this man.
BBQ (Kao Rou). This was everywhere in the Muslim Quarters.
Each stick is about 1-3 yuan, and it has beef or lamb on it. The meat is cooked over charcoal.
Chili and cumin are added, to give more flavor. You can buy one and walk off eating it, or sit down at one of the tables available, and order loads of different skewers.
Yang Rou Pao Mo
This is one of Xi’an most popular dishes. Beef/mutton stew, over crumbled unleavened bread.
Traditional chinese snacks.
Stewed pears, and dates.
Rose Mirror Cakes (Jing Gao). These are steamed, and covered with sugar and sesame, and served on a stick. They often include nuts, jam, or fruit.
Jing Gao are very popular in the Muslim Quarter.
We are still not sure what this fruit was, but it was HUGE!!
In the middle there are pods of fruit, which are cut open, so that seeds can be removed.
It had the texture of a mango, but it wasn’t as juicy, or tasty.
Preserved Eggs. The brown eggs, are roasted eggs.
A kitten climbing all over the food.
Hhmm, looks crunchy!
BBQ meat, and vegetables, inside pita breads.
I love these!
We bought some Terracotta Warriors for a great price here!
Five fried quail eggs, on a skewer.
This was interesting to watch.
… the final result.
Nuts, seeds, and dates.
Jujube (Chinese dates). Often found in dishes, and many drinks.
Pigs hooves, or liver, on a skewer.
Zongzi (Glutinous rice stiffed with different fillings, and wrapped in bamboo, or reed, leaves).
A wide selection of animal body parts, for sale.
Steamed dumplings – Boazi.
A wooden barrel Boazi steamer.