Mǎ Hóng Xiǎochǎo Pàomóguǎn

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in Xi'an

A superb choice for lamb or beef pàomó; you need to grab a seat before 11am, otherwise it's all elbows in ribs. Pay for your dish, take your seat and then break the round bread into a myriad tiny pieces (they must be small) to drop into the bowl, and wait for your meat broth to arrive, which will be splashed over the crumbs.

Ask either for light (清淡; qīngdàn) or spicy (辣; ).