EXTREME Hand Pulled Noodles Tour in Xi'an, China – AMAZING Chinese Street Food

– Oh ho ho, you could just watch this all day And I think that’s what we’re gonna do Just hang out and watch for a bit All right, check it out guys It’s Trevor James Big noodle tour comin’ up today We’re gonna go for a ton of noodles in Xi’an Hui Chinese, Muslim, Halal street noodles Let’s check it out If you love noodles and street food, get ready ‘Cause we’re bringing you to try four amazing bowls of Halal street noodles in Xi’an, China, home to the Hui Chinese Muslims, and a huge variety of delicious street food And we’re bringing you into the back of every single noodle kitchen that we enter into today in Xi’an So let’s eat some delicious life-changing noodles Right around the corner here, there is supposed to be a really good, local, dry-style biang biang noodles Fat, ultra fat belt noodles Here we go (speaking in foreign language) Oh this is the beef noodle So you can get beef noodle, or the fat belt biang biang noodle (speaking in foreign language) So you can see, they’ve got a few different variations of regular noodle, but we came for the fat biang biang noodle (speaking in foreign language) Oh yeah, look a that Oh you can see we’re just adding on (speaking in foreign language) There’s some carrot, greens, cabbage, it’s all in there Oh, and there’s the biang biang mian Nice Oh yes (speaking in foreign language) So each noodle, each bowl has three strips And you can see we’re just gonna stretch them out And it goes biang, like the sound (speaking in foreign language) The slap! The noodle slap Local Xi’an specialty Wow (laughs) This is awesome to be in Xi’an And then they split it and put it into the cauldron This is the beef stock that goes a little bit on the bottom of the biang biang mian (speaking in foreign language) Wow (speaking in foreign language) That is a bag full of spice (speaking in foreign language) Oh, wow, it’s all in there And you can really smell that It’s very floral and intense (speaking in foreign language) Yeah Oh, and in the beef noodle And you can just see all of the beef bones in there That is ultra, ultra rich (speaking in foreign language) Wow, look at that (speaking in foreign language) That is actually very aromatic Very aromatic You can really smell all of those herbs and spices that we just heard (speaking in foreign language) – Beef, beef – Oh, the beef (speaking in foreign language) Oh, look at how shung that is What a beautiful scene that is Just so much soft beef That is so beautiful Just look at all the beef there You can really smell the bay leaves and the cinnamon Oh, and this is what Xinjiang Food and Xi’an is all about Tons of spices and herbs Oh, (speaking in foreign language) Oh (speaking in foreign language) (laughter) (speaking in foreign language) Oh look at that (speaking in foreign language) There’s cinnamon, bay leaves, star anise (speaking in foreign language) And we’re gonna try it out – [Man In Background] Very, very good – Mm! Oh. (speaking in foreign language) (laughter) Oh, it’s very soft (speaking in foreign language) – [Man In Background] It’s very, very good – Very good Oh (speaking in foreign language) Oh and here they come The big biang biang fat belt noodles Wow, into the bowl That is beautiful Look at that And here the, oh, hot veg! Tons of veg on there That looks beautiful Oh and there’s the beef! (speaking in foreign language) Fresh beef (speaking in foreign language) Oh, look at all the chili oil! (speaking in foreign language) Sesame oil

Oh, that’s gonna make it fragrant (speaking in foreign language) Look at this, guys, this is the ultra bowl of biang biang mian Ultra felt belt noodles hand-pulled Look at that stewed beef Tons of spices And then they also give cilantro and fresh veg, cabbage, carrot, beans, and then mixing it up, that’s the true joy You get to see Look at all the chili oil on the bottom And this is what we came to Xi’an for right here (slurping) Mm Mm That is what Xi’an is all about That right there, that bowl The dry style noodles The sesame oil, the chili It’s like nutty and fragrant The beef is soft, there’s a bit of that smokey tofu aroma It’s peppery, you can taste some pepper in there It’s condensed and rich and full of intense flavor (speaking in foreign language) That was amazing Next up, we’re going to another famous Hala joint that serves a different style of hand-pulled noodles The Liuxiang mian, with beef spiced so fragrant with cinnamon, and a huge lineup of chefs pulling noodles This is where noodle lovers eat, and where the noodle masters cook Awesome, guys We’re in a little alley, and right up ahead there’s a famous little noodle joint, Hui Chinese noodle joint Oh, it’s gonna be good Let’s go try it out Wow, we are entering the noodle heaven Oh, wow! (speaking in foreign language) Look at these wheat noodles and they look really nice and chewy (speaking in foreign language) Look at this noodle scene here Wow (speaking in foreign language) Look at all these noodle strips So he’s gonna stretch it out Oh, beautiful And then they put them right into this deep cauldron, and boil them and put them right over that beef vegetable stock Wow That is amazing And now we’re stretching them out (speaking in foreign language) Look at this Hand-pulle.d And you can see they’re really looking nice and chewy (speaking in foreign language) Wow Oh and they’re just getting, each time they get thinner and thinner Oh and they’re going right in the pit There we go (speaking in foreign language) Wow (speaking in foreign language) Oh (laughs) Wow Each time they get thinner, and that is just a huge noodle clump That’s gotta be tough Oh, Xi’an is just the birthplace, the soul of Hui cuisine here in China Oh (laughs) Incredible (speaking in foreign language) Yeah, this is a Hui specialty, and they’re just going each time right in there Oh that’s a lot of noodles It’s a dream here (laughs) Oh this is noodle heaven Enter noodle heaven You could just watch this all day And I think that’s what we’re gonna do, just hang out and watch for a bit And they’re nice and fat And you can see, they just look perfect and chewy And they’re just pulling the noodles as we speak You really gotta come to Xi’an, or Lanzhou, or Western China to experience true hand-pulled noodles like this Western China, the more west you go, you got Hui Chinese, and then you get Uyghur Chinese as well that pull the noodles And that’s what we’re doing on this series, is just goin’ to the best places for noodles, and really, really delicious halal food (laughs) Oh yeah It’s a dream This is in the base of the bowl Oh (speaking in foreign language), chili (speaking in foreign language) Cilantro, vinegar, MSG, oh (speaking in foreign language) Look at that beef That looks really soft You can see it again Chili oil, cilantro, sesame oil (speaking in foreign language)

Oh, and then the beef (speaking in foreign language) Wow And look at the selection of noodles here Oh yes We are gonna get one of these I love all the veg on there And they’re just gonna start pouring the noodles on Look at that Oh wow The noodles go right on top, look at that That is beautiful Oh yeah, right on top Oh it’s mesmerizing (speaking in foreign language) Look at this, guys, we got it Look at these ultra chewy noodles (speaking in foreign language) We’re gonna go try it out Beautiful scene Look at this There it is Look at that, there’s the beef at the bottom Oh (speaking in foreign language) Awesome Oh that beef, that carrot Oh, you can really smell the carrot The carrots are very aromatic And there’s a bit of bean sprouts in there, too, so there’s a bit of a nuttiness Look at those noodles, covered in that You can really smell that aromatic beef, the carrots, the vinegar Oh, and then we’ve got a hit of garlic for afterwards Let’s try these (slurping) Mm Oh! (speaking in foreign language) Wow (speaking in foreign language) Oh yeah (speaking in foreign language) Those are so aromatic with cinnamon They taste very cinamonny They taste like a beef cinnamon gravy with the cilantro and the sour vinegar, but just a smooth vinegar The carrot, all the veg in there makes it hearty Mm And it’s just amazing to see them pulling them in the back Next up, before going for perhaps the best noodle dish in all of China, the big plate chicken, and getting an intro into making it in the kitchen, we met up with local liangpi master, Mr. Sheng for an intro and a taste of one of Xi’an’s most iconic pulled jelly noodle dishes (speaking in foreign language) We are in the Hui district here It’s all halal, Muslim Chinese street food, and that’s what we’re doin’ today There is variations of each dish that we’re having, you can get either Hui Chinese, or Han Chinese, and today we’re gonna get all Hui Chinese street food All right, guys, so we are at a famous liangpi joint here, and we’re a little early Sheng Lao Ban, this nice gentleman here is gonna come and meet us, and show us how to make these famous liangpi, and we’re gonna try it out Let’s go and try a liangpi So we’re hangin’ with Sheng Lao Ban here (speaking in foreign language) – Okay? (speaking in foreign language) – Okay, awesome (speaking in foreign language) Wow, that is legit (speaking in foreign language) Oh yeah, cold (speaking in foreign language) Okay, so there’s four simple ingredients here (speaking in foreign language) Okay (speaking in foreign language) Oh, the secret sauce (speaking in foreign language) 28 secret ingredients in it Oh, beautiful (speaking in foreign language) Okay, sesame paste (speaking in foreign language) Oh, wow That is beautiful (speaking in foreign language) Oh wow, look at how thick it is Tons of chili in there Wow (speaking in foreign language) Look at that, wow (speaking in foreign language) Right when I went to go taste my liangpi, Boss Sheng reminded me that with any liangpi, you have to eat a roujiamo Chinese burger And here, served with beef, Xinjian halal style Oh (speaking in foreign language)

And we’re gonna get that in a pita (speaking in foreign language) I think I smell a bit of cumin in there Oh, it’s so delicious – [Boss Sheng] You can try it – [Trevor] Oh, I can try it, really? Oh! – [Boss Sheng] Oh, yes! (laughs) – [Trevor] Look at that! (speaking in foreign language) – [Boss Sheng] It’s delicious – [Trevor] This looks delicious – [Boss Sheng] Yes, yes – Mm – It’s good – Oh, wow – This is Muslim food It’s very good – Very good – Very good – Oh, it’s so soft – Yes – Mm (speaking in foreign language) So healthy And she is just heating up a moa bread This is Chinese pita (speaking in foreign language) Oh, okay So it’s a spicy black bean sauce with all of that beautiful stewed beef (speaking in foreign language) Look at that thick sesame paste (speaking in foreign language) Look at how pure that it That pure sesame paste All that chili oil, and then their secret stewed vinegar The we’ve also got the plum juice here Triple combo, triple joy And it’s really thick This is what’s unique All throughout Xi’an I’ve had quite a few of these liangpi, but this one really looks unique because of that stewed vinegar and this ultra thick, ultra pasty looking sesame paste (slurping) Oh wow Oh yeah That is just ultra aromatic It really is about the chili oil, vinegar, sesame combo It’s so thick That sesame paste is ultra thick It’s the most refreshing and satisfying and she-ang combo you’ll ever have So there’s two type of roujiamo in Xi’an This one is the beef, the Hui halal version, and you can see on the bottom, there’s a bit of that, they put that bean sauce with chili, and the pita itself Mm, looks nice and soft and fluffy Let’s try it out Mm Mm Oh (speaking in foreign language) Wow (speaking in foreign language) Oh, oh (speaking in foreign language) (laughs) For our final noodle dish, we’re having the king plate of noodles in China Originating from China’s far west Xinjiang province, the dapanji big chicken plate This is the most massive plate of fried chicken and chilis and potatoes, and all placed overtop of a huge bed of hand-pulled noodles Pure heaven All right, guys, next up to finish up the night, we’re gonna go for a classic Chinese dish, the dapanji Wow, the big plate chicken Right up here there’s a famous dapanji joint Oh it’s gonna be good And it’s got big, fat stretched noodles on the bottom Let’s try it out And we’re gonna go in the kitchen and see how they make the big plate chicken Oh (speaking in foreign language) Wow, beautiful You can really see the soul that’s put into this (laughs) Amazing Hand-pulled fat noodles going into the big cauldron here, and that’s gonna go underneath the dapanji We’ve got like three woks going right now of dapanji, oh And this is the soul for dapanji Wow That is amazing (speaking in foreign language) Oh! (laughs) (speaking in foreign language) Oh and then we’re putting the chicken in Oh, so there’s chicken and I think, (speaking in foreign language) ah, so there’s chicken and ginger in that wok

Oh, and it’s so hot And here comes the chilis Look at those chilis Wow That is amazing Chilis, peppercorn, it’s all in it (laughter) Lots of chilis Oh Look at all the chilis in there (speaking in foreign language) And then lots of potato Oh, this is gonna be really good Little water And it’s going right on top of these beautiful hand-pulled noodles Oh, that is incredibly beautiful All that chili aroma Wow (speaking in foreign language) (laughs) That is so she-ang Oh, (speaking in foreign language), wow Look at this monster dapanji All of these big chunk of chicken, there’s bell pepper, there’s potato, and look at all the chilis Tons of chilis It’s gonna be spicy and she-ang Oh, there’s a bit of daikon in there, and ginger, and on the very bottom, there’s all of those fat, hand-pulled noodles (slurping) Mm Wow That is insanely she-ang Look at all the sauce dripping down that noodle It’s so nice and peppery It’s very she-ang You’ve got that rich cinnamon star anise kick, oh and the noodles, they give you this soothing comfort feel (speaking in foreign language) Whoa (speaking in foreign language) That is just fantastic There’s definitely a Sichuan peppercorn hit It’s numbing, floral, you can taste the ginger, you can taste the cinnamon Oh, and it is just the most heart-warming, soothing, spicy plate of noodles you’ll ever have And look, they’re just bringin’ out so many That’s insane (speaking in foreign language) What an amazing day of noodles that was I hope you guys enjoyed this Street Food on Trial video Make sure to click that Like button, subscribe to this channel, and the bell notification button beside it This is just a true noodle heaven Thanks so much for watching guys