Xi’an Famous Foods (East Williamsburg)

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86 Beadel Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222
(b/t Morgan Ave & Vandervoort Ave in East Williamsburg)
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Cuisine: Chinese
Our Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ Great
Cards: Cash Only
Price: Under $10
Hours: Everyday 12:00PM – 8:00PM
Brunch: None
Booze: None
Subway: L to Graham or Grand
Delivery: None
Menu: xianfoods.com
Website: xianfoods.com
The Infatuation says:

Liang Pi Cold Skin Noodles
An excellent cold noodle dish served with seitan (wheat gluten). This is actually a pretty tame option in terms of spices, and it’s really good. Vegan too.

Spicy Cumin Lamb Burger
One of the “famous” things from Xi’an Famous Foods. This little “burger” is more like a Chinese English muffin stuffed with fragrant lamb, but it’s good no matter what you call it. And at $3 each, you’ll probably want more than one.

Spicy Cumin Lamb Hand-Ripped Noodles
Another notorious dish. This is the same meat as what you’ll find in the burger, but instead mixed in with some jagged looking noodles that are a little al dente and amazing. It’s greasy, but it’s good.

Stewed Oxtail Hand-Ripped Noodles in Soup
A beefy, brothy soup, this one is an excellent move on a cold day. Anything oxtail here is actually a pretty solid move.

Spicy Hot Oil Seared Hand-Ripped Noodles
This dish will pretty much blast your face off. These noodles are slicked in spicy chili oil, to the point that your lips will be numb in a few seconds. We love it, but don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Spicy & Tingly Lamb Face Salad
That’s right. A lamb face salad. That’s served cold. This thing is delicious if you have the balls to order it. As a matter of fact, bring this one back to work and eat it in a meeting maybe. We’re betting you get promoted.

Zagat says:

“Freakin’ awesome” hand-pulled noodles and “famous” cumin-lamb burgers are menu “standouts” at these “seriously no-frills” purveyors of “spicy” Western Chinese food; seats are “lacking” and service is “pretty much nonexistent”, but “low, low prices” keep them “popular.”

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