Plaza Singapura on a Saturday night is chaos. We were there to watch a movie and decided to grab a late dinner first. Itacho Sushi was packed so we settled for Nanxiang next door.
This is a branch of the outlet at Bugis, which is known for their giant xiao long bao which they serve with a straw to slurp up the soup.
We decided on their regular xiao long bao instead. The broth was really good, but the pork filling itself was a bit bland and disappointing.
The drunken chicken was a tad predictable but still pretty good. We also ordered a green bean noodle with crab roe, expecting it to be tung hoon. Instead, the noodles were like an al dente hor fun. This was really quite one note, till I had a brainwave to use the xiao long bao vinegar to add some much needed tartness.
The best dish was the shanghai fried rice. We had it with a special sauce duck, but the duck was pretty dry and chewy and the sauce was nothing special. The fried rice was good enough on its own, with lots of wok hei flavour.
We didn't really have any expectations, since we just wanted something quick, but all in all it was a bit meh, and not somewhere we'll go again unless we were really out of options.
Ermmm… Not bad I guess.
Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant
68 Orchard Road
#02-01 Plaza Singapura