[Xi’an Cold Noodle]
Another of Xi’an’s best-loved dishes is Liangpi, or cold noodles. Note to your inner culinaire: Liangpi translates as ‘cold skin’. Ever practical, the local Xi’an people created this dish to meet their gastronomic needs on hot summer days. And we agree. This refreshingly delightful dish is made with flat, wide noodles made with wheat or rice flour. Liangpi are typically served cold, drizzled with a sauce of chili oil, pepper, vinegar, garlic, and then topped with bean sprouts and sliced cucumber.