Singapore Eats: Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant @ Bugis

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For the first three days that I was in Singapore, I visited Bugis four times! Anyway, for one of the trips, we visited Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant that is on the second floor of Bugis Junction. The restaurant is rather large on the inside, though it does not look quite so when you peep in. As you will see below, we completely pigged out – Singapore style!

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Nanxiang Drunken Chicken – SG$8.50: Chicken was tender and drizzled with sesame oil. It was served cold and was not quite flavorful. I still like my hawker center chicken or Soup Restaurant chicken (because of the ginger sauce!)

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Chilled Tofu with Century Egg – SG$5.80: This was a silken tofu that was sliced, topped with a century egg paste and minced century eggs, and finished with a light soy sauce and some chopped scallions. It’s really delicious. I wish the tofu was sliced thinner and that they used better quality century eggs. Good idea. Yummy.

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Sauteed Egg White with Crab Meat – SG$13.80: This was another dish that I haven’t tried before and really enjoyed. The crab was flavorful and tender, while the curds of egg white was fluffy and melted in your mouth. Definitely having this again!

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Bean Sauce Minced Pork Noodle – SG$9: The sauce was meaty and had little bits of shiitake mushrooms in it. It did not really have a bean taste, which is a pity, but the noodles were cooked well and still retained it’s Q-ness (bite.) Not too bad, but not awesome as well.

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Fresh Pork Filling Steamed Bun (6 pcs) – $8.80: The skin of the xiao long baos were rather thick. The filling is delicious and there was a fair amount of soup in there. Nowhere near the best xiao long bao I’ve ever tasted, and was expensive too. Unlikely to have this again.

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Shanghai Pan Fried Pork Bun (2pcs) – $4.20: Sheng jian baos are another of my favorite! These were good! The filling is tasty, and the crust on the bottom of the bun gave it a really crispy touch. Delicious!

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Shanghai Pan Fried Dumpling (5 pcs) – SG$6: These guo tie were crispy and not too oily. The meat is tasty and the dumplings were pretty meaty. It’s delicious!

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King Sized Nanxiang Crab Roe Steamed Soup Bun – SG$7.80: This looks like a huge xiao long bao, but it actually is soup filled in a dough made to look like xiao long bao. The soup was very mediocre and did not have a single drop of crab roe. I think people order it because it looks fancy, but really, it’s really nothing. Expensive too! Avoid!!

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Homemade Beancurd (5pcs) – SG$8: Some tofu mixed with aromatics (some chives and cilantro) and a small amount of meat, shaped and deep fried till crispy. This tastes amazing! It’s not silky smooth, but the flavor was just awesome. Definitely will order again!

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Golden Fried Rice – SG$10: Regular fried topped with pork floss. The fried rice only had some green onions and egg. Pretty good, but definitely not worth the $10 price tag. It’s not even something special!

Overall, I was impressed by some dishes, and greatly disappointed by some others. I don’t think I’ll be running back here soon because it is pretty expensive for what it serves too. There is just so much better and cheaper food in Singapore to settle for this!

Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant

Address: Mitju Parco Bugis Junction
Singapore 188021

Tel: +65 6835 7577

Hours: M-F | 11.30am – 11pm
Sa, Su | 11am – 11pm

Price Range: $$$ ($20 – $30 per person)

Overall: May go back again

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