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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. Full review with more photos here at: http://chiamhuiy.blogspot.com/2013/04/bugisjunction-food-trail-3-nanxiang.htmlWe were served with Xiang Pian Chinese Tea. Drunken Chicken, $8.50The first dish served was the cold drunken chicken. Taste pretty good wh
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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.

Full review with more photos here at:
http://chiamhuiy.blogspot.com/2013/04/bugisjunction-food-trail-3-nanxiang.html
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We were served with Xiang Pian Chinese Tea.
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Drunken Chicken, $8.50
The first dish served was the cold drunken chicken. Taste pretty good when the fork-tender meat is complemented with the drunken sauce.
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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!
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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.
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蟹黄灌汤包, King Sized Nanxiang Crab Roe Steamed Soup Bun
$7.80

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! 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.
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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.
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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.

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.

Hope you liked this review!

Hui Yan
http://chiamhuiy.blogspot.sg
(The above review is the personal opinion of a user which does not represent OpenRice's point of view.)
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