XI’AN BIANGBIANG – Vegan Noodles in Haymarket

I recently visited Xi’An Biang Biang in Haymarket to enjoy their gorgeously chewy and spicy handmade noodles. Biang Biang is a type of noodle popular in Chinese cuisine that is long and thick and usually enjoyed with chilli on top.

I loved these noodles, and I would eat it every month if the shop were closer to me! I went there with my assistant after we did a venue check in the Sydney CBD. Xi’An Biang Biang offers vegan, vegetarian and meat dishes, and is close to public transport.  

Of course, we couldn’t resist having the Biang Biang noodles topped with chilli no matter what – this is our absolute favourite dish! The noodles were super chewy, and they went well with the addition of the chilli on top.  

Biang Biang Noodles topped with chilli 


We also decided to try the noodle soup with tomato. It was my first time trying it, and I’m so glad I did – it was so yummy! Although my assistant and I are both carb lovers, we had difficulty finishing this dish regardless of the beautiful tomato flavoured soup. I found that the portion was so big for us (or was it because we were talking so much, that the noodle absorbed up all the soup?!) 


Noodle Soup with tomato 


It is always a good idea to order a side dish with a heavier, spicy meal, so we ordered a shredded potato salad with chilli oil, as well as the Biang Biang vegetable salad. These were both very light and refreshing and went beautifully with the chewy noodles.  

Shredded potato salad with chilli oil & Biang Biang vegetable salad 


All the dishes we tried were so tasty. If they decided to offer vegan dumplings in the future, this place would be absolutely perfect! 

I did feel that it was most likely the dishes had contained MSG… however, I will allow myself to have a little bit of MSG every now and then.  

One great function on their menu is the addition of a green logo to mark that a dish is vegan. I loved that they decided to do this, as it made it easier for me to spot which options I would be able to try! Have a look for yourself:

An example of Xi’An Biang Biang’s menu

I have only been to the location in Chinatown, but there are more spots in Paramatta, Liverpool and Chatswood – there might be one close to you.  

I am already looking forward to my next visit. As we approach the warmer weather, next time I would love to try the Biang Biang cold noodle dish, which sounds like a lovely idea on a hot summer’s day.  

I went back to Biang Biang in May 2021 as I was super excited to try their new vegan noodles with eggplant and tomato.

Whenever I order noodle dishes I always feel like there is such a small amount of veggies, so i was excited to try this new noodle dish and get some more veggies (I also ordered a side dish salad to feel good).

The taste? Mmm… it was like having ratatouille or caponata pasta with Chinese spice… which is ok but weird. Especially since my mouth is ready for Asian food then instead I had this Western flavour with bit of Asian kick, it didn’t satisfy my need.
I have decided to stick to the signature dish – Biang Biang noodle topped with chilli for now!

Xi’An Biang Biang:

Address: 1 Dixon St, Haymarket 

Visit their Instagram: @biangbiangsyd 




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