Sunday, August 22, 2010

Family Lunch @ Dian Xiao Er

I like Sundays. Most Sundays give me the opportunity to have a meal with my grandparents.

On a particular Sunday, we headed to Dian Xiao Er for lunch.

Dian Xiao Er is known for its duck and their Duck Roasted with Angelica Herb ($22.80 for medium size) certainly did not disappoint. I like the matching of the natural flavours of the duck and the Angelica herb (Dang Gui). It was fortifying, herbal and sweet. Oh and the joys of nibbling on duck skin!

For a tasty vegetable dish, try the Yau Mak with Fermented Beancurd ($11.80 for medium size). The leaves of romaine lettuce were coated and quickly stir-fried in a fermented beancurd sauce that oozed savouriness. Perfect with a bowl or two four of steamed rice.

I usually don't like Snakehead or Toman fish due to the muddy taste that is often associated with the fresh water fish. But we went ahead to try the Hong Kong Style Steamed Fish Slices ($17 for medium size) anyway. It turned out to be a huge surprise when I found myself actually enjoying this dish. There was none of that horrid muddy taste. Perhaps it was the fragrant sauce with soy and garlic flavours that did the trick.

Wheatgrass Tofu ($11.80 for small) also turned out nicely with a small mound of prawns, scallops and pacific clams that topped the greenish tofu. Don't be frightened by its colour! The tofu had a homemade quality and didn't taste grassy nor oily.

Overall, it was a very good, satisfying lunch with the family. :)

Dian Xiao Er
Marina Square Shopping Centre
Tel: 6337 1928
Opens: 11.30am-2.30pm; 5.30pm-10pm

Chew On This: Dian Xiao Er offers many dishes which are said to have various health benefits. Eat happily and be healthy, you all!


Smoque said...

When it first opened at Marina Square, the queue was real long. Now, with more outlets, the wait is more bearable. They give discount for early Sunday morning quests, appreciate the gesture. Agrees with your food review.

The Hungry Cow said...

soundman: Oh yes. Now that you mention, I remember the queue when they first opened. Must take number some more!

Cheers to early birds reward. :)