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
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!