Xi’an Well-known Meals opens a brand new location at Flushing Tangram

Xi’an Well-known Meals, a series of fast-casual eating places primarily based in New York Metropolis that serves genuine Western Chinese language dishes, will have a good time its grand opening at Tangram in Flushing on Saturday, Sept. 24.  On the grand opening, diners will get a free dish of their […]

Xi’an Well-known Meals, a series of fast-casual eating places primarily based in New York Metropolis that serves genuine Western Chinese language dishes, will have a good time its grand opening at Tangram in Flushing on Saturday, Sept. 24. 

On the grand opening, diners will get a free dish of their alternative (whereas provides final) by following @xianfoods on Instagram, Fb, and Twitter; and reposting the promo and displaying employees members. The 1,500-square-foot restaurant is the town’s present tenth location and fourth in Queens. It’s a major improve from the model’s earlier 500-square-foot location on the identical tackle. 

Jason Wang, proprietor and CEO of Xi’an Well-known Meals, stated he’s excited to be a part of a brand new chapter for Flushing as a part of the NYC cultural vacation spot, Tangram. 

“It’s fairly actually a homecoming for us. This new location and our new look marks the progress the Tangram crew and our firm have made in selling distinctive delicacies and tradition in our personal methods,” Wang stated. “Our mission stays the identical because it was since my father based the restaurant again in 2005 – to serve dishes primarily based on our household’s recipes to different immigrants like him who miss a style of the outdated nation and to share a style of our hometown, Xi’an, with everybody who comes via our doorways.” 

Xi’an Well-known Meals opens a brand new location at Flushing Tangram
Jason Wang, proprietor and CEO of Xi’an Well-known Meals (r.) (Photograph by Evan Sung)

Xi’an Well-known Meals has an extended historical past in Flushing — the neighborhood the place it was based. Initially part of the neighborhood’s Golden Buying Mall and Flushing Mall (Tangram’s predecessor which operated for 14 years, paving the best way for a brand new, fashionable vacation spot), the restaurant will now be featured centrally by the atrium on the bottom ground at Tangram. 

(Photograph by Evan Sung)

The famed eating locale has been featured in quite a few tv packages, most notably on Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations,” Andrew Zimmern’s “Weird Meals,” the Rachael Ray present, Good Morning America and CBS’s The Dish, amongst others.  From there, Xi’an Well-known Meals garnered a cult-like following that finally led to the model releasing its personal cookbook in 2020.

(Photograph by Evan Sung)

Born from a need to convey the distinctive dishes of Western China to New York Metropolis, Xi’an Well-known Meals makes a speciality of regional flavors from the town of Xi’an. 

The restaurant will serve its beloved signature menu together with Liang Pi “Chilly-Pores and skin Noodles,” Xi’an-style burgers with house-made flatbread full of stewed pork or spicy cumin lamb, and varied “biang biang,” hand-ripped noodle dishes.

(Photograph by Simi Vijay)

 Xi’an has lengthy been often known as the primary capital of China. Because the origin level of the Silk Roads, the town additionally boasts a singular delicacies combining Chinese language and Center Jap flavors. Traditionally, this area holds an affinity for noodle dishes and breads and because of the abundance of spices from the commerce routes, dishes are usually heavy in taste and spice, corresponding to cumin, chili, Sichuan peppercorns, and different spices. The 2 dominant flavors of meals in Xi’an (and of Xi’an Well-known Meals’ menu for greater than 20 years) are “spicy and bitter” 酸辣 and “fragrantly spicy” 香辣 style profiles.

(Photograph by Simi Vijay)

Xi’an Well-known Meals at Tangram options an open kitchen format, a stage to look at noodles being freshly pulled for an all-around culturally enriching expertise. 

Each facet of this new location is designed to help Wang’s purpose – to make sure the meals at his eating places, genuine to his household and Xi’an, stays the first focus. 

With a design that includes uncovered brick within the seating space, stainless-steel communal tables and mural artwork, visitors can get pleasure from an upgraded street-food environment. The Tangram location is the primary of the Xi’an Well-known Meals’s places to introduce lengthy tables for bigger group eating to embrace the community-centric environment Flushing is thought for.

Helen Lee, govt vp of F&T Group, stated Xi’an Well-known Meals embodies the form of culinary spirit that units Flushing aside and gives a deeply rooted expertise for visitors.  

“This restaurant is a chief instance of the distinctive local-meets-global tradition and delicacies we’re curating right here at Tangram,” Lee stated. “Once I take my first chew of their well-known spicy hand-ripped noodles after so a few years, I feel it’s going to convey again a deeply private sense of nostalgia and gratitude realizing simply how far we’ve include Tangram on the exact same website this restaurant started all these years in the past.”

 To be taught extra about Tangram and the most recent Xi’an Well-known Meals location, go to www.tangramnyc.com.

Kristian Gul

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