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We at That’s are unrepentant fans of cuisine from North China. Two of our favorite dishes under that admittedly large umbrella hail from Shaanxi: liangpi and roujiamo.
China’s answer to the West’s world-famous hamburger, roujiamo is, simply put, a bun stuffed with beef or pork. In 2016, the dish was listed in the fifth batch of intangible cultural heritage items of Shaanxi province.
For folks in Guangzhou and Shenzhen, we want to tip you off to one of our favorite waimai options for roujiamo: Dazhanggui Liangpi & Roujiamo.
The chain’s ‘Chinese hamburgers’ boast crispy buns packed with a blend of lean and fatty pork belly, which is stewed for hours in a seasoning-laden broth. If you’re craving some heat, we encourage you to order the spicy roujiamo, which comes with the addition of fresh chilies.
If you’re a veggiesaurus, skip the roujiamo and try out the restaurant’s other house favorite: liangpi (literally meaning ‘cold noodles’). Translucent noodles within a flavorful sauce, liangpi is another Shaanxi delicacy that you don’t want to miss out on!
Good for: juicy meat, Chinese hamburger, cold noodles
Search for: 大掌柜凉皮肉夹馍 (Pinyin: Da zhang gui liang pi rou jia mo)
Available on: Meituan Waimai, Baidu Waimai and Ele.me
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