Standing out amongst the bustling nightlife of Duxton Hill, Xiao Ya Tou is a restaurant bar serving up modern Asian cuisine with a naughty touch. The fun begins right at the doorsteps - walk through an array of lanterns and be greeted by the sights and sounds of Asian influences.

6 Duxton Hill
Singapore 089592

10:30am - 11:00pm

10:30am - 11:00pm

10:30am - 11:00pm

10:30am - 12:00am

10:30am - 12:00am

10:30am - 05:00pm

10:30am - 11:00pm



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Slow Cooked Pork Rendang — spices and herbs, mantou, crispy pork crackling. A flavorful and rich rendang sauce that goes well with the soft steamed mantous, but the pork could definitely be more tender — part of Xia Ya Tou’s new brunch menu available on weekends from 10am - 330pm.

This was quite bland compared to the other dishes. I did not enjoy it as much, only bcos it was overwhelmed by my other orders. And to be honest, by the time it arrived, I was so fed up with the horrific noise made by the next table that I had lost my appetite. I do not think I will come again.

This tasty looking bowl had an onsen egg so I couldn’t eat it. Full of regrets, I eyed my friend as she mixed everything expertly and stuffed her face with it. It looked yummy, and she assured me that it tasted divine. Lots of meat inside. I want this so bad... 🤤

This was the highlight of my dinner. It was so good that we ordered another one. The seafood was fresh and huge. The prawns were fantastic. 3 giant prawns that were sweet and succulent. But personally, I would prefer that they reduce the number of shellfish and add some sotong instead.

This restaurant is really small, and the tables are quite packed together. Don’t expect quiet dinner and private conversation. Just go for the food. It was really unfortunate that I was seated next to 8 women having a hen’s night and they were not shy to share their squealing and screaming with the whole restaurant. I had a headache and my ears were ringing by the time I escaped from the restaurant. Also, don’t sit by the entrance unless you fancy 2nd hand smoke as a side dish.

It took a few slices for me to detect a very faint whiff of truffle. Seriously, what’s the point of highlighting that it’s Truffle Roast Duck when you could barely taste the truffle? The meat was tender enough but the skin was not crispy. I wouldn’t waste my money on this again.

Absolutely blown away by this dessert. Tau huay's texture was on point, it just disintegrates in your mouth but holds its shape well if you don't touch it. The coconut flavour also comes through brilliantly. The honey ice cream has such an amazing honey taste. Every component is great on its own. Really difficult to reconstruct people's childhood, put a modern twist on it so subtly but surely and execute everything well. The salted butter cookie crumble provided a refreshing texture. This for me is deserving of being served in a Michelin establishment if not for 2 minor issues: tapioca balls have a honey note which is a repetition, and the strong flavours of the other elements end up overpowering the coconut tau huay(and there isn't really a easy resolution to this problem since the coconut flavour is already there on its own)

Overall fantastic dish and this level of thought into a dish is simply unbelievable. Starting to love the idea of this place, when they execute crowd favourites perfectly but instead of revolutionising it, they just put a small spin on it to make it theirs

Redolent of kway chap when the dish was brought over, probably because of the braised peanuts. I prefer braised peanuts to be really soft to the point of being mushy, but this one had bite.

Visually this just seems like elevated hawker food and taste wise they certainly delivered as well. Look at the colour on the kurobuta charsiew. Really crispy exterior but it loses its crisp quickly so don't wait. The fat to meat ratio is also excellent with more fat than meat which results in the luxurious mouth feel worth saving cheat day for.

The low temp pork belly was also a stunner, being well marinated to the core and very tender as well. Slightly crispy on the outside but could have been crispier imo. The mustard was interesting but it's better on the side so that people can choose how much they want

Overall solid option for lunch and very value for money

Coconut Tau Huay ($6.00) Honey Ice Cream, Topioca Pearls and Salted Butter Cookie Crumble
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While this modernised version may not appease lovers of strictly traditional fried carrot cake, XYT Chai Tow Kway ($16) is a somewhat deconstructed take on the iconic Singaporean dish, with scrambled eggs, cubes of moreish crispy-edged homemade radish cake and radish slices (staying true to the main ingredient here I see).

In my opinion, the trio of spicy minced pork, dried shrimp and XO sauce takes centre stage here, with a hint of sweetness as well, giving the eggs additional oomph. This is a dish easy on the eyes, and also on the palate; an interpretation I can totally swing with. ☺

Arguably their most popular brunch dish, the Unagi Benedict ($16), consists of a low temp. egg drenched in yuzukoshô hollandaise with a slab of gorgeously glazed unagi (the soft, fatty kind) on top, sandwiched between fried mantou. Sounds like a perfect combination, but while I liked the Japanese-esque flavours used, the richness got rather overwhelming. Quite an acquired taste, I guess???

Came with a side of fried prawn & potato chunks (like croquettes), as well as a light ebiko-flecked kewpie mayo salad which helped to balance out the greasiness.

Get this to share (trust me on this) and with a drink from their vast selection of cocktails, mocktails, coffee and the likes on standby, as this tends to get very jelat, with some possibly experiencing an 'oily aftertaste'.

Twice Cooked Spiced Duck Noodles ($19.00) Duck Leg Confit, Egg Noodles, Pickled Green Chilli and Fresh Herbs.
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Second time here and this crispy mantou and Unagi combination is still the bomb 😻 the side potato/crab mayo is a welcome side

Enjoying weekend brunch with a twist. A step away from the usual cafe fare, Xiao Ya Tou jazzes up some local favourites for brunch.

Like this take on one of my all time favourite dishes — the simple Chee Cheong Fun is served with juicy, tender dongpo beef and home-made hoisin sauce on the side then sprinkled with shallots and toasted sesame. This will always be a comfort dish to me.

Weekend brunch at Xiao Ya Tou is available on Saturdays & Sundays 10:00am – 3:30pm. You can even order from their range of locally inspired cocktails if you're yearning for an early drink.

Favoured their Hokkien Mee over this, but this Char Kuay Tiao did not fare badly, just a personal preference of mine. It comes with a pretty hefty price tag, tho they kinda make up for it with their ingredients. Just look at their oysters !

Now, $16 for a plate of Hokkien Mee is slightly overpriced, but they make up for it with their ingredients! Besides the seafood, the Hokkien Mee also has a distinct wok hei smell, which makes the dish even more enjoyable

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