History of Chinese Dumplings
Jiaozi (Chinese Dumpling) is a traditional Chinese Food, which is essential during holidays in Northern China. Chinese dumplings one of the most widely loved foods in China.
Chinese dumpling is one of the most important foods in Chinese New Year, and year round in the northern provinces. Since the shape of Chinese dumplings is similar to ancient Chinese gold or silver ingots, they symbolize wealth. Traditionally, families get together to make dumplings for the Chinese New Year.
"Jiao" in Chinese means "join," while "zi" is a reference to the first and eleventh hour (branch) of Dizhi - where midnight is situated. Jiaozi were so named because they were horn shaped.
Restaurant for Xian Dumplings Banquet
De Fa Chang Restaurant
Description & Atmosphere: De Fa Chang Restaurant is located in Xi'an Bell and Drum Towers' square - you can't miss the sign outside. The restaurant is large and elegantly decorated. An amazing selection of "Jiaozi" Chinese Dumplings anywhere before. The restaurant serves up to 20 varieties of steamed dumpling, many shaped like animals or flowers...and even aliens! The colored dumplings are stuffed with a variety of delicious fillings - savory (veges and meat) and sweet.
In addition to the Dumplings, you can enjoy a full Chinese banquet of traditional dishes - soups, salads, vegetables, Peking Duck and all your favorites.
Address: Dong Dajie (east of Bell Tower downtown)