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 Launches Chengdu Food Tours

Sichuan Hotpot isn’t Chengdu’s only claim to fame in the culinary world. While this is one must-have dish in the city also known for its pandas, there is a whole world of spicy and unique dishes Chengdu locals enjoy. The best part? You no longer have to worry about how …

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

Updated October 19, 2017 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, …

Top 3: Best Chinese Burgers In Xian

Ahh, the fabled Chinese Burger! This is the first food you should think about trying when visiting Xian. Often labeled as the world’s first burger, Rou-jia-mo was first made about 2500 years ago. The handmade bread is crispy on the outside and soft inside, and then stuffed with tender fatty …