How much do you know about Xining cuisine? Recommended popular restaurants

Just arrived in Xining, I want to try the local specialty snacks. Let me introduce them to you one by one.

Yixin Halal Lamb Hand-Pulled Noodle Restaurant

The restaurant has been featured on "A Bite of China 2" and its taste lives up to its reputation. The signature dish here is hand-pulled lamb, which is tender and crispy without any gamy taste, leaving a delightful aroma in the mouth. Apart from lamb, the fried beans and yogurt are also very popular. The sour yogurt is coated with cream and topped with milk skin, offering a unique taste.

White Camel Retreat Bone Tea Restaurant

Address: No. 25 South Da Zhong Street, Zhou Jia Quan Street, Cheng Dong District, Xining City. In Xining, there is a popular halal restaurant with a unique way of eating called "Retreating Bone Beef". The beef comes with bones, which are weighed separately before you eat. You then use a knife to slowly remove the meat from the bones. When you pay, they deduct the weight of the remaining bones, so you only need to pay for the meat, which is very affordable. The beef is stewed to be tender and crispy, with a rich aroma, and you can also dip it in chili sauce.

Deluo yogurt

This yogurt is all handmade. The surface of the yogurt is pure white with a golden layer of cream. It can be enjoyed by scooping it with a spoon. The aroma is delightful with a mix of sourness, sweetness, bitterness, and spiciness. If it's too sour, you can add some white sugar. The shop is small and offers takeout or dine-in options.

Shalimar Cuisine

A time-honored restaurant specializing in lamb dishes, very popular, long wait if not arriving early. The taste of lamb neck and stewed lamb is truly exceptional, especially when dipped in chili sauce. The fried potatoes are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, with a unique texture. Drink a sip of the local specialty Eight Treasures Tea to cleanse the palate and relieve greasiness.

Qinghai Spicy Hot Pot (Yinma Street)

Qinghai Province's distinctive time-honored hot pot restaurant, with a simple environment but extremely popular. The clay pot is made of copper and charcoal, and various ingredients such as pickled vegetables, vermicelli, belt fish, meatballs, cured meat, mushrooms, and tofu are stir-fried in lamb soup. The combination of meat and vegetables creates a rich and spicy flavor, with generous portions.

Yongqing Yogurt

This small shop is on the right side when you enter Mo Street, the queue for buying yoghurt often extends outside the shop, visible at a glance. The yoghurt in the signature bowl is delicious and cheap, with a thick and enticing layer of golden milk skin on the surface. If you're not in a hurry, you can sit in the shop and savor it slowly, the porcelain bowl used for dining has a local touch.

Mo Jia Lu Bai Nian Pi

Recommended by the locals, the taste of the famous old snack shop's stuffed bean curd skin is very authentic, available in black and yellow varieties. The oily stuffed bean curd skin is cut into strips and dipped in chili, chives, and other seasonings for a chewy texture. After finishing, enjoy a bowl of homemade yogurt from the shop for a satisfying meal.