Hǎiróng Guōtiēdiàn

in Xi'an

A civilised and restful choice, this place specialises in guōtiē (锅贴) 'potsticker' fried dumplings and they are simply delicious. There's six different types to choose from, including a vegetarian choice. There are other dishes on the menu too, including the lovely tiáozi ròu (条子肉; ¥32): soft chunks of pork that you squeeze into white buns.

Dumpling fillings include pork and shrimp (大肉鲜虾馅; dàròu xiānxiāxiàn) and vegetable and egg (野菜鸡蛋馅; yěcàijīdànxiàn). There are 18 branches in town.