3rd Stop: Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant

Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant

After the satisfying and hearty tasting eating at Everything with Fries and Platypus Restaurant, it was time to move on to Nanxiang Steam Bun Restaurant, which specializes in Shanghainese (Chinese) cuisine (think xiao long baos – all 8 of them! – as well as other Shanghainese specialties) was next on the food trail.

If you are wondering what this food trail is about, it is a food trail organized by omy.sg and food establishments in Bugis Junction, which explores food establishments located in Bugis Junction. If you want to know all the establishments that were visited, please click here.

So without further ado, let’s just delve into the foods, shall we? ^^

Nianxiang Drunken Chicken* (S$6.80)

Nianxiang Drunken Chicken
This is a cold dish (perfect for Singapore’s weather). I like this one as the chicken meat is moist and tender.

Shanghai Spicy & Sour Soup* (S$8.50)

Shanghai Spicy & Sour Soup
Love the spiciness and sourness! Will have to go back to try this again (especially on a cold rainy day).

Crab Roe Xiao Long Bao* (S$13.80)

Crab Roe Xiao Long Bao
The nicest (well, second to what is after this, just because it is bigger) xiao long bao I have had so far! The taste of the meat was not overpowering and blended (even complementeed) the crab roe (or is it the other way around?).
Crab Roe Xiao Long Bao
And did I mention the skin of the xiao long bao? It was a delight eating this little bao filled with (just the right amount of) soup and (lean) meat encompassed in a skin that is just nice – not too thick nor too thin; the perfect bite.

King Sized Crab Roe Steamed Bun* (S$7.80 per serving) 

Now this would be the mother of xiao long baos (da long bao?). It is literally bigger than the Crab Roe Xiao Long Bao and everyone literally went ‘woah’ when we saw it (served with straw and in a cute container). It was really luscious (being ‘king’ sized and all) and absolutely yummy!

King Sized Crab Roe Steamed Bun
There’s a straw to use to ‘drink’ the broth within, which was a little weird but a nice unique experience.
King Sized Crab Roe Steamed Bun
Look at all that soup! ^^

Braised "Lion's Head"* ($5.80 for 4 pieces)

Lion's Head
Made of pork and molded into a circular shape (meatball?) with vegetables (spring onions I think and other ingredients), resulting in very nice and flavorful Braised “Lion’s Head”.
Lion's Head
The best part about this is, despite being made out of pork, the meat was lean and did not have that oily after taste and the chestnuts added that extra crunch to make it more interesting. I like… ^^

Crab Roe Mian Xian

Crab Roe Mian Xian
With its orange/golden from the crab roe, it made an appetizing dish. The main xian was not soggy and very flavorful. Perfect for those who love their crab roe and main xian!

*Indicates personal favorites!

Nanxiang Steam Bun Restaurant

200 Victoria Street  
Bugis Junction 
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Tel: 65 6835 7577

*Opinions in this post are completely my own, based on my experience & thoughts.*

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