Xi'an Famous Foods
81 St. Marks Place New York, NY 10003
New York is on a ramen craze. Buck the trend! Drop everything and run, don't walk to St. Mark's Place for Xi'an's lamb and cumin hand-pulled noodles. Order them as spicy as you can stand (they will ask!). Sidle up to your fellow slurpers at the minimal counter space. Use the chopsticks (the fork is cheating). Your shirt is going to be specked with drops of chili oil. Your mouth will be glowing from the delicate afterburner of flavor. You will be picking at every last bit of thinly sliced lamb and even chopsticking away the last few scallions. But mainly, you will have dreams at night about those chewy, unctuous, otherworldly noodles. You will wish they gave you more. You will find yourself planning your next visit. Ten dollars of heaven and the only challenge? How long will it take you to run through the entire rest of the menu!
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