X is for Xian Bing, Di San Xian and Xi lan hua. Not just one “X,” but three.
Xian Bing (meat pies). I used Upton’s Naturals’ ground seitan instead of ground pork and the filling was delicious.
Di San Xian (three delight): My absolute favorite dish from Beijing; I practically lived off this stuff when I was there. It’s a delicious mixture of eggplant, potato & green pepper. This recipe is pretty authentic tasting.
And finally, one of my favorite vegetables: xi lan hua (broccoli)