Xi'an Famous Foods and Biang! are run by David Shi and his son Jason Wang. Biang! is the most recent recipient of the Wells treatment, having earned one star in last week's Times review. The Xi'an mission is to reintroduce the world to the unique flavors found in the ancient city of Xi'an in the western region of China. The XFF website invites you to "Forget what you think you know about Chinese food, and join the true experience at Xi'an Famous Foods!"
Despite a busy schedule, Jason joined Max Falkowitz of Serious Eats on a food tour through Flushing. Max writes, "Their business couldn't be a better immigrant success story, or a better father-son story, or a more inspiring account of the power of good food to break down cultural boundaries and let outsiders in to a foreign cuisine and culture." The journey covered bubble tea, dumplings, lamb noodles, and talk about the changing landscape of Jason's Chinatown home in Flushing, Queens.