Cold Skin Noodles From Xi’an Famous Foods, Dish #70


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Liang Pi “cold skin noodles,” $4.50

This vegetarian dish at Xi’an Famous Foods has become something of a classic, but it’s as cheap and fine as ever. The muddle of fat, bouncy wheat noodles, soft gluten, crunchy cucumbers and sprouts, all swimming in a tongue-tingling chile oil, makes for a fantastic lunch on a hot day. Especially if it’s paired with a simple herb salad.

Xi’an Famous Foods
81 St. Marks Place