BugisJunction Food trail 3 - Nanxiang steamed bun restaurant & Siam Kitchen

Thanks to Omy and bugisplus, I embarked on yet another food trail! This time, more and more good food awaits you! Read my previous stop...

Thanks to Omy and bugisplus, I embarked on yet another food trail! This time, more and more good food awaits you!

Read my previous stops: 

The food trail brought to the next stop at a Chinese Cuisine Restaurant instead. 

Cliche chinese restaurants are like Crystal Jades or Paradise Dynasty. I haven't been to Nanxiang before, probably cos I don't really patron such chinese restaurants. But on that day, Nanxiang was actually very packed and there was a long queue. 

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We were served with Xiang Pian Chinese Tea. 

Drunken Chicken, $8.50
The first dish served was the cold drunken chicken. Taste pretty good when the fork-tender meat was complemented with the drunken sauce.

Shang Hai Sour and Spicy Soup, $8.50
Suan la tang was indeed spicy and hot. But it's still bearable. The manager specifically told us that the style of this soup has been altered to suit Singaporeans' likings. The china version tends towards an oiler and spicier taste. Diners are free to add on vinegar to enhance the soup as well. PS: Vinegar indeed makes the soup taste better! 

鲜肉小笼,Xiao Long Bao $8.80 
 The XLB's history goes all the way back 18th century, slowly evolving over the years to cater to different generation's likings. Wondering why there's soup inside the humble looking XLB, the culprit that scalds your tongue? That's because they are meant to add juice for the "xiao long bong" so that it isn't too dry for  consumption. Oh I loveee XLB.

If you love XLB, you'll probably love this too. 

蟹黄灌汤包, King Sized Nanxiang Crab Roe Steamed Soup Bun

Firstly, what a long name! Haha
Xie huang guan tang bao: the very famous bun that creates a large exciting commotion upon it's entrance. Hahaha am I exaggerating? NO, because the size of this bun is just ginormous

蟹黄灌汤包, King Sized Nanxiang Crab Roe Steamed Soup Bun
Pry it open and you'll be glad to take a sip of the authentic crab roe soup within in. We were all exclaiming how the soup taste so much better than those in XLB's. You really got to try it to believe it. 

蟹黄灌汤包, King Sized Nanxiang Crab Roe Steamed Soup Bun

Enjoying my guan tang bao! 
But make sure you're careful while sipping it cos it's really hot.

Braised lion head, 狮子头
Meatballs entirely made of chunky pork and a little hint of radish and minced meat, this gives a really satisfying and filling sensation. The sauce tends more towards the sweeter side, non-spicy. 

 蟹黄粉皮  Xie Huang Fen Pi 

As much as it seems glue-y and sticky, don't worry because in real life it isn't too clumpy. Instead, the kway teow is really smooth and it glides down your throat without much need of chewing. Add in vinegar again to enhance the taste! We all agree it tasted better after adding vinegar. 

  蟹黄面线 Xie Huang Mian Xian 
Simliar to the previous one, just that this time instead of kway teow, they replaced it with Vermicelli. 
Ask me which is better? I would prefer the kway teow version though. :)

Overall, I thought this place really served good chinese cuisine, and in fact faired better than crystal jade! Despite that, I would say they are a close fight with Paradise Dynasty though. 
Lastly, I would like reiterate that the Guang Tang Bao is really worth a try! 

The prices are reasonable for adults and thus perfect for family lunch/dinner, but probably a little steep for students like me. 

 Tel: 65 6835 7577
Address: 200 Victoria Street #02-53 
Bugis Junction S(188021)


Next we moved on to thai thai thaiiii food!! 

My other favourite thai food place: ThaiExpress

Siam kitchen is thoughtfully halal because it wants to cater to the muslim group. All their dishes are halal, so don't worry! 

Tom Yum Seafood Soup $7.60
PS: For the food-tasting, they have divided into individual portion. Price do not reflect real quantity.  

The tomyum soup was oh-wow-spicy. Generous amount of seafood were included into the spicy tomyum broth. Despite being really spiced,  the tomyum soup never forgets to have a sour taste too! 

Deep Fried Whole Garoupa Fish with Chilli Dip/Mango Sauce  $23.90 
Deep Fried Whole Garoupa Fish with Chilli Dip/Mango Sauce  $23.90 
Very fresh and tender fish slices, that are not coated with thick flour. Now I'm craving for this. 

Siam Siam Grilled Combo Platter $22.90 
Grilled seafood platter, special mention goes to the grilled squid. It is not tough at all and it allows easy chewing. The beef cubes were medium rare and again it isn't too hard for a soft-food-lover like me. paired it with the two sauces to gave it an extra tangy/spicy taste. 

Siam Siam Grilled Combo Platter $22.90 

Green Papaya Salad with Shrimp Flakes $7.50 
Papaya salad and beef salad are pretty similar,  they both taste sour and spicy. I prefer the beef salad though because the beef cubes are so tender! :) 

Thai Mixed Salad with NZ Beef Fillet $8.50 

Overall, SiamKitchen has their own unique and different dishes of their own that are different from the other thai restaurants that I've been to. Unforgettable dishe that is worth coming back for is definitely the Grilled Combo Platter.


So when I was at in washroom, Michelle played around with my camera.. and this is how I found out. 
Anyway, this is totally not planned because I don't know Tse sitting in front of me was actually snapping photos WITH my camera also..... -_-

Bugis Junction
200 Victoria Street
#02-46, Parco Bugis Junction
Singapore 188021
Tel: 6337 3777 

Hope it cheers you up a little and you've enjoyed the review! 
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