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Ethnic eatery offers authentic vibe

XIBO is a modern restaurant that brings an unparalleled level of freshness and style to the Xinjiang dining experience.

The place gets its name from its owner's origins among the Xibo people, a little-known Tungusic ethnic group in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. They were exiled to Xinjiang from Manchuria hundreds of years ago and have developed a food style that is a sophisticated blend of Silk Road food cultures.

The owner has brought with him many interesting ethnic items, such as the cloth shirt that Xibo women wear after getting married, dozens of different kinds of hats from various places and ethnic groups in Xinjiang, and Xibo musical instruments, which are all exhibited artistically in the restaurant.

A stone wall, with numerous small platforms, stands tall at the end of the venue and adds more exotic flavor to the restaurant. It is a replica of what is used to place and dry grapes in Xinjiang. The venue's large balcony is a plus and a great spot for evening drinks.

The menu offers a combination of light dishes from the Xibo ethnic group and Xinjiang classics. Highly recommended is the beef with mixed vegetables (58 yuan/US$9), with the rather poetic Chinese name feng chui cao di xian niu yang, literally meaning that sheep and cows are seen in large groups as the wind blows long grasses lower.

The restaurant has recently launched its afternoon tea sets with coffee/tea, snacks, breads, dessert and fruits for 48 yuan (two snack dishes), 58 yuan (three dishes) and 68 yuan (four dishes). Afternoon tea is available 2:30pm to 5pm.


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