Heartland Cantonese: Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant at Ten Mile Junction #02-18 Singapore 677899

October 31, 2015

Living in the north west and tired of going to West Mall trying to find a place for you and your family to enjoy a good Chinese dinner? Well, you might want to check out Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant at Ten Mile Junction near Bukit Panjang LRT because this gem of a Cantonese restaurant can be easily missed, after they have relocated from their popular spot at Bugis Junction. I had a tasting at the new restaurant a couple of months back, and thought I'll have to recommend this to anyone who might want something a bit more 'heartland' yet still authentic and good.

The space is family friendly, bright and well-ventilated.

Here's the menu. It's quite a big one, and upon first impression might be a bit overwhelming, but there are definitely some highlights in there worth checking out! Prices are somewhat standard for a classic Chinese restaurant, from $12-$28 for meat dishes.


Other than their ala carte dishes, they also have a good list of dim sum. After all this is a steamed bun restaurant. 


First I tried their famous "tang bao", or what you'd call the soup bun. In the menu it is the King-sized Nanxiang Crab Roe Bun ($8.80). There's a straw for you to drink from! While the straw is a bit gimmicky, the soup was honest to goodness chock full of good stuff like crab roe in pork broth.


I had the "lion's head" in soup, one of those really homely comfort food type dishes. However, I felt that the meat of the lion's head could be more solid as it had a slightly mushy texture, so I won't recommend this. 

Instead, go for the deep fried prawn with salted egg ($22 for small)! The salted egg coating was super generous and the prawns were springy and fresh. It's a big dish, enough for 4 at least!

The pan-fried beef tenderloin with black pepper ($18 for small) was also a show-stopper. Sizzling sound, smoke coming out, and looking so shiny and glistening, this hotplate of tender beef is enough to go with a bowl of rice.

There's also of course, the xiao long baos (aka steamed buns or dumplings). These have crab meat and pork filling in them ($8.80 for 6). The skin was really thin, and the soup inside substantial. I would say this is on a par with some of the famous chains.


Lastly we had some typical mango sago with sorbet ($5) upon insistence by the friendly waitress. The service there was quite warm and they would help recommend dishes to you depending on your tastes, so don't hesitate to speak with them.


I found Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant to be of decent enough quality to warrant people living around the area to visit with their family for a weekend dinner. While there are some misses with the dishes and the menu could be too big for the restaurant, they managed to maintain the quality on their steamed buns. 


Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant
#02-18, Ten Mile Junction LRT Station,
1 Woodlands Road, Singapore 677899
Mon - Fri: 11:30 - 22:00
Sat, Sun & PH: 11:00 - 22:00
https://www.facebook.com/NanxiangChineseRestaurant/

Thanks to Nanxiang Restaurant for the invite!


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