My good buddy Dude is still in China. Still in Xi'an. Still eating wings.We spoke over the Internet the other night and here are some excerpts from our texted conversation:
Dude: had a KICK ass order of wings last night Dude: took pics...
WK: Who are you eating with? Dude: Ted is in the middle & on the right is Alan. Both from england and teach here in xian.
WK: where are you eating? Dude: its a local noodle/bbq restarant about ten min walk from my apartment. Dude: great great food Dude: friendly people Dude: we don't know the name - its in chinese Dude: its a family run bbq place - we spent last new years there WK: when you say BBQ, what do you mean? Dude: its a noodle shop, but they have a section that will BBQ for you. Dude: um, how to explain . . . Dude: like this [Ed. note- photo taken fromhere: http://www.metaphysicalinstitute.org/newsletters.html ] Dude: these wings were crispy and so juicy at the same time
WK: are you in the muslim market? what is the name of the area of Xi'an you are eating in? Dude: we aren't in the muslim area, the area is called east street, bell tower Dude: we sat there for some noodles ... so I thought I would order a couple of wings ... well we
them ... and thought wow! so we ordered more
WK: what kind of flavour are they? Dude: im getting the name of the spice now ... Dude: ok, the flavour is cumin and chili Dude: the price was 5 yuan for one stick (2 wings) [Ed note: 5 yuan = approx $0.75]
Dude: No side dishes ... just pure meat on a plate
WK: is there just one flavour?
Dude: ya, just the one kind
Dude: its the same flavour all over xian
WK: What did the Brits think of them? Dude: they loved them
Dude: sometimes this place doesn't make them crispy ... so we asked them to cook them well Dude: to give a rating ... ive had better in xian ... and worse. I give them a 4 out of 5
Thanks Dude for the review and the photos - the wings look really good! Another reason I wish I could go back to China.