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Bugis Junction Food Trail #3: Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant

After hearty sampling at Everything with Fries and Platypus Kitchen, we moved off to our 3rd stop: Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant.

Nanxiang specialises in Shanghainese xiao long bao, and they offer 8 unique flavours of xiao long bao! We managed to sample the Crab Roe xiao long bao. And of course, how can we forget about the award-winning King Size Crab Roe Steam Soup Bun?! ;p

We started off with this cold dish, also their signature.

Cold Dish - Nanxiang Drunken Chicken ($8.50)

I remembered in one of my jobs, on my last day, my ex-boss treated me to lunch here. And I really like their hot & sour soup and fried rice :)

Hot & Sour Soup

Crab Roe Xiao Long Bao ($13.80 for 6 pcs) - Nanxiang xiao long bao cannot disappoint.
Lately I had very sensitive taste towards meat, and I was glad that I enjoyed the meat here.
The meat was lean, the bun was filled with sufficient broth. I also like the xiao long bao's skin - not too thin, not too thick.

The King Size Soup Bun ($7.80)! When this arrived, we were looking at each other, wondering if we could finish that lol. The broth was so good! Light, chicken broth taste. Yummy! Be careful
when you are drinking from the straw though. I burnt my tongue lol.

And then my camera died from this point onwards :(

 Mee Sua. I am not a fan of mee sua, but it taste pretty good :)
Except that it's a little starchy and the mee sua breaks easily.
Then again, what's mee sua without the starchy soup right lol.

Braised Lion Head - My first time eating this dish, so I am not sure how it should taste like.
The meat is silky smooth, with a chewy texture. I guess I would like it better if the meat
texture wasn't so smooth.

Review: Nanxiang is the to-go restaurant if you want Shanghainese fare, like the hot & sour soup and xiao long bao. I don't really appreciate Ding Tai Fung's xlb, but I quite like Nanxiang's. Great for family lunches too :)

Must Order: Hot & Spicy Soup, Crab Roe Xiao Long Bao, King Size Steamed Soup Bun, Drunken Chicken.

Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant
Address: 200 Victoria Street, Bugis Junction,  #02-53

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Bugis Junction Food Trail #1: Everything with Fries
Bugis Junction Food Trail #2: Platypus Kitchen

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