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Xi'an Famous Foods started as a tiny basement location in Flushing's Golden Mall, but has since grown into a small empire that spans from Greenpoint to the Upper West Side. Specializing in the pallet-searingly spicy cuisine of Xi'an in Western China, the food isn't for those who gravitate toward bland and boring. But for urban explorers looking for something with more punch than General Tso's, there's no better place to find it. Standout dishes include the Spicy and Tingly Beef Hand-Ripped Noodles and the Lamb Face Salad. Yep, you read the right: lamb face—and it's delicious. — Nathan Reese