Old Xian’s Food

I had no clue Old Xian’s Food has two other locations (Richmond and Burnaby). I stumbled upon OXF and since it’s been ages since I had Northern Chinese food, it was perfect timing.

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Hours.

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Cash or debit only (debit only when you pay $15.00 or more).

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Logo right when you open the door and walk in.

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We dropped in on a Tuesday evening (around 7:30pm) and it was busier than I expected. Seemed like only mainlanders were here; perfect, clearly we found the right spot for Xian cuisine. Service is decent, you just need to flag down someone when you want to order and/or pay. They even came back a few times to refill our tea (unexpectedly).

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Menu is two pages: appetizers, burgers, cold noodles, lamb soups, rices, noodles and dumplings. You get your choice of noodles (thin, hand-pulled and biangbiang) and spice level (very spicy, medium and small).

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Although, when they say spicy, they just mean how much chili oil/flakes you want. It’s not spicy in the heat sense (Xian style never is). There also was a Chinese only written special on the tables.

Garlic cucumbers (#3) ($4.99)
DSC03982Good crunch but it could have been more garlicky.

Xian cold noodle (#11) ($7.95)
DSC03980These came out insanely fast. Like one minute after we ordered them. The cold noodles had a chewy, elasticity to them. We asked for them very spicy which was tasty and flavourful. Only came with bean sprouts and sliced cucumbers.

Spicy oil noodle with soy sauce pork + tomato & fried egg (#31) ($9.50)
DSC03984You get a ton of fried egg. This one has a bit more heat to it (we also got this very spicy) and the spicy oil coated the noodles well.

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This is how it looks when you mix everything up.

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We opted for the hand pulled which were fresh and springy. They added in some edamame beans which was a nice addition.

Cheap, no frills, comfort food.

Old Xian’s Food
http://oldxiansfood.ca
3510 Kingsway
Vancouver, BC
(778) 379-5822

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