Xi’an Famous Foods (Bayard St)

A1. Cold Skin Noodles – Spicy

For all who are not aware, Xi’an Famous Foods – dubbed hipster Chinese food by New York magazine – is a chain restaurant opened by Chinese American Jason Wang and his father. Some of the chain’s most notable dishes include cold skin noodles, freshly hand-ripped noodles, savory Chinese street cart style burgers, and lamb head salad. The restaurants are located in various locations in Queens and Manhattan. The Bayard Street location in Chinatown is a decent location with about 35 stools on long tables and wall counters. Since I had first discovered one of this chain’s original locations in Flushing Mall, I have been absolutely obsessed with the chain’s Cold Skin Noodles and spicy Concubine Chicken Noodles (N6). This authentic, famous, and spicy noodle dish – cold skin noodles – is a hard find in New York City, yet Xi’an Famous Foods offers a consistently affordable and delicious dish among other quick eats. I highly recommend trying it out in the restaurant and be prepared with a cool drink.

Xi’an Famous Foods: 67 Bayard Street, New York, NY 10013

+ (718) 888-7713 (Reservations for 5 and above)