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.
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Address

6 Duxton Hill
#01-01
Singapore 089592

Thursday:
10:30am - 11:00pm

Friday:
10:30am - 12:00am

Saturday:
10:30am - 12:00am

Sunday:
10:30am - 05:00pm

Monday:
10:30am - 11:00pm

Tuesday:
10:30am - 11:00pm

Wednesday:
10:30am - 11:00pm

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Price

~$25/pax

Promotions
Xiao Ya Tou

Burpple Exclusive: Enjoy 30% off food items for reservations 9pm onwards.

1. Valid only for reservations from 9pm onwards Valid from Monday to Saturday, except on eve of public holidays and public holidays 2. Flash the Burpple app to enjoy this promotion 3. Xiao Ya Tou reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions without prior notice. 4. Not valid in conjunction with other offers and promotions such as the use of Chope Vouchers etc.

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Pork Knuckle Fritters ($18)

This was super shiok. You get x5 very crispy deep fried pulled pork potato ball-like things dressed with sriracha mayo and served with a cucumber som tam. The batter of the fritter was what made it for me (of course, the tastiness of the filling and tenderness of the pulled pork also helped).

They do work out to be $3.60 a fritter so... many small bites.

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XYT Hokkien Mee ($16)

I'm not usually a big fan of Hokkien mee because... I'm Team Black Hokkien Mee (πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ) and also the siapsiap aftertaste of yellow mee does not sit well with me. However, this was deliciousss. The use of thick rice noodles ensured it wasn't too starchy (and siapsiap-free) however, it was not as "wok charred" as described in the menu. There was a generous serving of large prawns & clams and the overall flavour had the right amount of prawniness. Prawness? I'm going with prawniness.

Service was excellent, our hostess came over to give recommendations and check on the food. Also, the interior of the place is a sight to behold: lanterns, kitsch posters, old school telephones and booby art.

πŸ‘πŸΌ I'd defo come back to try the rest of the menu.

"East meets West".

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Brunching with an Asian touch when Egg Bendict meets fried mantou as a base and topped with slabs of grilled unagi coated with savoury bbq sauce.
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An interesting pairing option indeed.

Lu Rou Fan $13.00 at XYT.

Braised Wagyu Beef on Rice with Poached Egg, Pickles, Shredded Seaweed and Scallions. Recommended to eat when it's hot.
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Heard so much about XYT Hokkien Mee before heading down to try for myself.

😍 Yes, the rumour is true. It was as good as being described by many!πŸ€€πŸ‘πŸ» The $16 price tag justifiable by those gigantic prawns, clams, smoked pancetta and superior pork broth used. πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ŒπŸ» Reserve a table now through @chopesg to prevent disappointment when you head down! 😊

My kind of coffee to start of the day.

For those who like Coffee at @symmetrysg Xiao Ya Tou do actually serve Symmetry Coffee too!
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Dine @xiaoyatou.sg you can make your reservation via @chopesg now.
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Drunken Flower Clams $23.00.

They used young ginger, garlic, sake, wolfberry and shaoxing wine that the broth is so flavourful!! Just give me a bowl of rice and I can finish this Clams all by myself.
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Dine @xiaoyatou.sg you can make your reservation via @chopesg now.
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Location: @xiaoyatou.sg 6 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089592
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#xiaoyatou #chopesg #burpple #burpplesg

Magnified carrot cake with sunny side up and minced pork.

The carrot cake was ultra crispy on the outside and salty and soft on the inside. You can bring your own egg and get $1 off.

Before even trying the new dishes on the dinner menu at @xiaoyatou.sg, I'm already loving the space here!

😍 The food definitely did not disappoint, I love the pork knuckle fritters especially! Such a creative dish. πŸ˜‹πŸ‘ŒπŸ» Highly recommended that you make a reservation through @chopesg before coming down to prevent disappointment! ☺

TGIF with a spread at this gem.

Here, they serve local food in their own rendition and glam, of course this comes with a price.
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My 2 favourites:
XYT Hokkien Mee β€”$16
Drunken Flower Clams β€”$23
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Their Hokkien Mee is cooked with smoked pancetta, clams and prawns. Their noodles soaked up the pork broth and that chilli is how i liked it. (Not too spicy la.) Well, although it lacks slightly of the wok-hei we get from hawkers, this is still an indefinite dish that i will return for. Besides the drunken flower clams dish that gets everything right from the rice wine, sake to wolfberry, ginger and garlic. πŸ‘πŸΌ
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Hokkien Mee $16

If you are expecting a traditional Hokkien Mee, you might need to look elsewhere. While this is not necessarily cause for immediate condemnation, the use of smoked pancetta in addition to pork broth permeated the noodles with an overpoweringly porky taste, when one might reasonably expect the perfume of prawn stock.

I also found XYT's rendition lacking in wok hei, and my dining partners agreed as well. Puzzling since I'm seeing reviews to the contrary.

On the flipside, there was a generous amount of clams and pancetta, and the viscuous amalgamation of gravy, eggs and noodles had loads of umami.

Still debating whether I like this one or not.

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Taste: 3/5

Drunken Flower Clams $23

Sobriety be damned if drunken tastes this good. Clams soaked plump with sake and shaoxing wine spiked broth that's been infused with young ginger, garlic and wolfberry. Wholly addictive stuff.

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Taste: 3.5/5

Xiao Ya Tou

Love the oriental outlook if this place and its interesting fusiom food. We had XYT hokkien noodles, braised wagyu beef rice and brussel sprouts soaked in chilli jam. 7/10 experience!

Lu Rou Fan $13

A beloved Taiwanese classic gets an upgrade with saucy braised wagyu mince, runny poached egg, shredded seaweed, pickles and scallions. Everythings works well together, but with the proliferation of excellent wagyu rice bowls out there, Xiao Ya Tou's is going to need more to stand out from the crowd.

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Taste: 3/5

Twice-cooked Angus Short Ribs $36

Sous-vide for more than 30 hours, each slice is mouthwateringly tender and marbled with fat. Slather on the goma-esque sesame butter and have each slice with a cucumber and pickled onion for the perfect balance of rich, creamy, crunchy, sour and sweet.

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Taste: 4/5

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