Simple Xi’An Beef Burgers

Preparation info
  • Serves


    as a main as a snack
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Brick Lane Cookbook

By Dina Begum

Published 2018

  • About

Biang founders Fan, Renxiang and Wen described these as the Chinese equivalent of burgers, but I think they’re a bit more special than that. An inexpensive cut of meat is stewed in an aromatic broth of Chinese spices until meltingly tender and soft, then stuffed into soft, homemade buns. Fan is keen to stress that this recipe is a simplified version (in case purists are reading!) but the taste is anything but.