In Xi’an, kitchens of the East and China met over a thousand years ago. A tour of the Muslim Quarter of the city is like a culinary journey along the Silk Road.
As of the seventh century, Islam was allowed to be a religion in Xi’an, and many Arab and Persian traders settled down after a month-long journey. To this day several tens of thousands of their descendants inhabit the streets north-east of the Drum Tower, which marks the entrance to the Muslim Quarter.
The district is characterized by a labyrinth of lively streets with mud brick houses, where you have to make your way between colorful booths, craft workshops, spices, open kitchens, and mosques.
Jede Menge Fleisch und Persimmonkuchen – Plenty of meat and persimmon cake, Xi’an, China
Zucker für die Nüsse – Sugar for the nuts, Xi’an, China
Traditioneller Nuss-Snack – Traditional nut snack, Xi’an, China
In der Küche – In the kitchen, Xi’an, China
Jedes Stück ist Handarbeit – Each piece is handmade, Xi’an, China
Kalte Nudeln an heißen Tagen – Cold noodles on hot days, Xi’an, China
Frischfleisch – Fresh meat, Xi’an, China