Hot, red mutton soup and green coriander, delicious mutton dishes in different mutton restaurants has attracted many foodies to come to Xuzhou. And the most famous one is mutton feast in Heqiao.
People who live in Heqiao often joke that they live in the “boundary of boundaries”, as their village is surrounded by Xiao County in the south, Feng County in the west and Pei County in the north. Although bordered by two provinces and four counties, Heqiao’s remote location cannot stop foodies’ enthusiasm. Mutton feast in this village has stimulated their gustatory nerve all year around.
Although it is remote, Heqiao is not difficult to go. Drive from downtown to Ji-Xu Expressway, exit from Zhengji, across Huangji Town, and you will find Heqiao not far away from you in the west. Drive into Jin’an Village according to its signs, and you will soon have a delicious mutton feast in Heqiao.
Chen’s Mutton Restaurant and Yangwu Mutton Restaurant are the most famous restaurants in Jin’an village. People can eat various mutton dishes while sitting near a tree and using the simplest tableware. They do not need to chat with each other, but glut themselves with delicacies, which is also a special experience.
20 or more condiments, such as pepper, bell pepper, astragalus, angelica, anise, and Sichuan pepper, are needed to cook a mutton feast. By adding these seasonings to fresh mutton in hot pot, the top chef turns ingredients into delicious dishes with thick, red sauce.