[the ‘official’ Xi’an burger]
Originating on the streets of Xi’an, rou jia mo is the Chinese version of a hamburger, but somehow just so much more tasty and Moorish. Rou jia mo is a traditional dish from Xi’an, the capital of Shaanxi located in China’s north. The mo or bun is the main form of starch eaten by Northerners, and it is eaten either baked or steamed. For the rou jia mo, the bun is baked in a wok or pan. The meat part of the rou jia mo is slow-cooked and beautifully spiced pork belly, crafted in a way only the Chinese can do. The ChinaTours.com team recommends making space for more than just one rou jia mo, because these stars of Shaanxi cuisine are utterly delicious.