If you are looking for some authentic Chinese with a Western twist into it, then Xi’an Famous Foods is the place for you. Founded in 2005, it is a casual-fast restaurant chain, based in the Big Apple.
Xi’an Famous Foods has a very colorful and rich operational history. Named after the 3,100 year-old city of Xi’an in China, from where the owner and CEO Jason Wang and his family hail, the restaurant is a manifestation of authentic family recipes and Chinese cuisine, whose perfect tastes, texture, and presentation will make your mouth-water.
Wang’s move to the U.S. made him reminisce of his grandfather’s recipes from when he was young, and he figured that there would be more people who felt the same about their homely food. This revelation and yearning led him to open a store that delivered to the Chinese diaspora a taste of home, dipped in his grandfather’s secret sauce recipes.
In fact, before XFF came into business, Wang’s father started a bubble tea shop, which he joined post his graduation. But when their food started getting into the limelight, they moved their store to the basement of the Golden Mall, Flushings, Queens, renaming it to the present title.
After his short corporate stint, Wang joined the family business and co-founded it to its present splendor. They expanded their shop from the mall basement to all over Brooklyn and Manhattan, currently owning about 11 stores across different locations.
Here’s what their literal fan base numbers look like:
With a 4.9 star rating, more than 500 likes, 1000+ visitors, and over 700 reviews, Xi’an Famous Food’s popularity is no joke.
Their high-quality dishes and great ambience has led them to feature on several shows like Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations, Kelly Choi’s Eat Out NY, and the Cooking Channel’s Food(ography).
Even journals and the print media have been raving about the glorious eatery, with New York Magazine, The New York Times, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and many more, dedicating their columns to praising it. Media outlet giants such as Business Insider, NBC Asian-American, and more have also geared up on Xi’an Famous Foods’ story.
Named the “Breakout Brand of 2016” by Restaurant News and “#2 Chinese Restaurants in the USA ” by Time Out, Xi’an Famous Foods has been on top of the New York City restaurant scene.
Their must-try dishes include homemade Liang Pi Cold-Skin Noodles, Chang’An Spicy Tofu Custard, Spicy Cumin Lamb Burgers, a wide range of dumplings, hand-ripped noodles and many such brilliant culinary specialities.
They have even launched their own cookbook with secrets to their brilliant recipes, so you can unravel them to create your own Xi’an masterpiece, and they have recently put out their finger-licking Chili Oil and Crisp to give you that spicy taste you crave for.
“We’re going to keep it pure, because that’s what people are coming to us for,” Wang told the New York Times. Xi’an Famous Foods has multiple outlets in New York in the boroughs of Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens, all of which are dedicated to bringing the Western Chinese flavors into the heart of the New York City denizens.
Fulfill the call of your tastebuds, by planning a trip to their outlets soon. You can check out all their locations and contacts on
Kindly read more from – Tinds POV