Tian Xiang Ge (天香阁)

After a couple days in Xi’an eating their local delicacies, it got just a little too heavy for us and we’ve opted for something a little lighter and closer to home: Cantonese cuisine in Xi’an! WOW! Adventurous.

Here’s a short excerpt from the hotel’s website: “Authentic Cantonese cuisine ranging from traditional dim sum to freshly homemade noodles. Tian Xiang Ge also serves famous dishes from other regions of China and local Xian specialities.”

On a day when I’m not feeling particularly well (no thanks to BT Wings) and when you don’t really want to give too much thought on where to eat, I know I can count on Shangri-la for decent Cantonese cuisine.

Entrance to Tian Xiang Ge at Xian Shangri-la

Entrance to Tian Xiang Ge at Xian Shangri-la

A grand entrance to a small(ish) restaurant.

Sharks fin soup with shredded sea cucumber, abalone and fish maw

Sharks fin soup with shredded sea cucumber, abalone and fish maw

Kailan pan fried with Chinese wine and ginger

Kailan pan fried with Chinese wine and ginger

Efu noodles braised with crab meat

Efu noodles braised with crab meat

Lamb brisket braised with dried bean curd in clay pot

Lamb brisket braised with dried bean curd in clay pot

How much I write here is probably a reflection of how I was feeling at that moment.

All the dishes were pretty standard … nothing to go crazy over (to be fair, except for the lamb pot, everything else is pretty light), but definitely not bad. I just wish I could’ve enjoyed it a little more … damn wings!

Bill came up to about RMB 400 (including tea & 10% service charge).

Xian Shangri-la

Xian Shangri-la

I love the architecture though.

Siu Yeh Rating: 7/10

Note: Photos taken with Ricoh GR Digital

Xi’an Shangri-la
38B Keji Road
Xian, China 710075
Tel: +86 29 8875 8888
Fax: +86 29 8875 9999

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