There are many variations of dumplings in China, and even within Xi’an itself, so to eliminate the many choices and settle on the few we’ve presented in this guide has been a challenge. One version you must include among your dining experiences is hot and sour dumplings – or Suantang shuijiao. This dish is served by adding the broth in which beef or mutton has been cooked to a boil laden with dried shrimps, coriander, chopped green onion, laver (a type of seaweed), roasted sesame, soy sauce, vinegar, chili oil, and sesame oil. The hot sour spicy soup is the ‘main event’ in this dish, followed closely by the steamed dumplings that are added to it.
Update: June 29, 2023