'Old Street' is your street food delivery from Shaanxi
As travel is still out of our reach, we can 'travel the world' at our local restaurants, which offer international cultural and culinary experiences in the comfort of our hometowns. 8,389km northwest of Adelaide is the Shaanxi province in China, where Xian is located. Xian has been the ancient capital city in China since 200BC. It's also where the famous Terracotta Army was discovered and the beginning of the Silk Road, where the East and West traded goods, livestock and more.
The poster on the wall explained that the traditional steamed cold noodles dated back 200BC which is as old as those Terracotta Army.
If you have read my review of Shanxi Noodle Bar, you may be confused with Shanxi with Shaanxi. Shaanxi is on the west boundary of Shanxi with only a few hundred kilometres apart between the capital cities of each province. However, the cuisine has dramatically changed with more spices and more chilli with the influence of Silk Road traders. The Chinese style burger is also originated from Shaanxi. I wonder if this has anything to do with the Silk Road traders too.
The posters highlighted the traditional Shaanxi food. I guess you can order by pointing at the pictures.
The Chinese name of the Yummy Tummy Food Bar in Adelaide City is "Old Street". It will take you food travel to the streets of Shaanxi, where you can experience the food that has evolved more than a thousand years.
The traditional steamed cold noodles are refreshing to eat. It's spicy and sour. The Chinese hamburger is a little on the dry side with the dough but the shredded pork is full of flavour and moist. If you want to try both traditional street food, you could order their package which only cost $15.8 including a drink.
This package with traditional steamed cold noodles, Chinese hamburger and a drink costs $15.8.
The bash noodles are another traditional Shaanxi street food. The cut of the pork used in this noodle dish is meant to be quite fatty and it is cooked with spices and chilli to cut through the fat and maximise flavour. The noodles are the widest I have tried.
Another traditional Shaanxi street food: bash noodles
The BBQ lamb skewers took 20 minutes to arrive but it's worth the wait. I still remember in my days travelling the Silk Road that the lamb skewers were the most flavoursome meat I have ever had. The spices cumin and coriander seed from today's skewers that lingered around the palate brought back the fond memories of the charcoal fire and the aroma in the far northwestern part of China.