Happy (Chinese) New Year!

If you are reading this, it means you were part of an incredible year for Lost Plate. 2016 was big for us. Really big. We expanded into two new cities (Chengdu and Beijing), grew our team immensely, and had a blast while doing it. Our mission is to change the …

Top 3: China’s Winter Treats

China isn’t known for its sweets, but as the temperatures drop and we approach the winter holidays, there are a few special treats that start appearing on the streets of each city. Here’s a list of the top 3 seasonal treats that you’ll find all over China in the winter. …

Hiking Xian’s Huashan Mountain

The Qinling mountain range is one of the largest in China and many people are surprised to see how close they are on a clear day in Xian. Hua Shan’s jagged peaks and stunning landscape are one-of-a-kind and hiking Huashan Mountain is definitely worth adding to your Xian itinerary. For …

China Travel Tips

There are a few good things to know before you travel to China that will prepare you for the unexpected and make your trip a lot easier. To avoid surprises, take a look at our China Travel Tips to make your trip more successful! Updated Feb 24, 2017 Top 3 …

Xian Restaurants – Best Restaurants in Xian

One of the most common questions we receive is: “Where can we eat in Xian during the other days of our stay?” It’s a really good question since most places have no English options (like the amazing places we selected for our Morning and Evening Food Tours!). With that said, …

Xian Hotels – Where to Stay in Xi’an

No need to stress about where to stay in Xi’an; we’ve done the work for you! We have guests staying in the city every night, so here is a list of their favorite Xian Hotels and places to stay…all of which we recommend and are especially great for foodies. Keep …

United Hemispheres Magazine Features Lost Plate

United Airlines made an exciting announcement this year when they created America’s first direct route between the USA and China.  Starting in May, United will offer this flight three days a week on their state-of-the-art 787 Dreamliner. If you have traveled to Xian from the US, you know it’s not …

Lost Plate Receives 100th 5-Star Review

It’s been a great ride so far, and we can’t thank our guests enough for agreeing that we provide the best experience that Xian has to offer. This month, we received our 100th 5-star Trip Advisor review and we’d like to share some of our favorites with you: The last …

Watch: Lost Plate Founder Featured on CNN

We were so excited when CNN contacted us and asked our Founder and Guide, Ruixi Hu, to be featured as a Xian Food Expert for their series highlighting the Silk Road.  You can watch the episode in it’s entirety, which includes Ruixi’s interview with CNN’s Sumnima Udas. “I was so …

Top 5: Best Noodles in Xian

In Xian, Noodles are King! You won’t find rice in these parts, it’s all about noodles and they come in every shape, size and flavor. Walking through the streets in any area of the city will show you just how serious local people take their noodles, and you’ll only find …