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On our way back to Hong Kong, coming from Ningxia, we stopped at Xian (
Lamb Paomo - 羊泡饃
Paomo (泡饃:literally means: soak-flat loaf of bread) is pronounced paâu-mòh in Cantonese. 羊 means lamb and is pronounced yèuhng in Cantonese. Lamb Paomo is a specialty of Xian. Small pieces of baked unleavened bread (mòh) are tossed into a bowl, a few pieces of lamb are added and lamb broth poured over. The soup is served with some pickled garlic and a bowl of chilli sauce. There is also a version with beef which is similar except that the lamb is replaced with beef. The meat was quite strong; tasted like mutton to me but I did not mind. I liked the texture of the bread soaked in the fatty broth (reminded me of the toasted baguette that I soak in my Mum's onion soup).
While we were drinking our soups the shop owners were crumbling baked flat bread pieces using fingers.
We only stayed ½ day in Xian and went to see the famous terracotta warriors and horses, army of the first emperor of China Qin Shi Huang. The centre has become part of the Unesco World Heritage in 1987. It has changed a lot since the first time I visited it in 1986. I remember that we were harassed by peddlers as soon as we got off the bus! Today hawkers are nowhere to be seen and there are shops everywhere. The site has grown substantially in size. More pits have been opened to the public and the museum is much larger. The whole compound includes plazas, lawns and lots of trees. It is also much cleaner.
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