Dian Xiao Er – The House of Juicy Herbal Roast Duck

Dian Xiao Er – The House of Juicy Herbal Roast Duck
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Beijing is famous for its sliced Peking Duck, and it is about time that Singapore promotes more of the flavourful Herbal Roast Duck, found at Dian Xiao Er. Actually, I do not know of anywhere here which makes these herbals ducks better than them.

I am a more of a chicken than a duck person. But when I have duck cravings, I know l can make my way to Marina Square which is one of its original branch. Or NEX which has a fascinating ang-pao red colour and décor, red ribbon lanterns and a red OTT wedding wall. No kidding –it’s quite interesting and you feel transported back to the period drama times of China.

Dian Xiao Er’s signature dish is the Ten Wonder Herbs Roast Duck ($13.60 for small, $25.30 for medium), where the herbs is said to revitalize energy and relief mental stress. I am not sure if it is indeed the herbs or duck, but I do feel happier after savouring a slice of its meat – tender and somewhat sweetish juicy. You know how duck meat at lousier stalls can be dry and tough, this is the opposite.

I much preferred its less known Angelica Herb Roast Duck ($12.90 for small, $24.30 for medium), where the flavours are stronger and less herbal. If you never never never ever had Dian Xiao Er’s duck before, you never know what you are missing out.

Imagine your usual favourite roast duck but with more juice that is sealed within the duck, said to be marinated overnight to allow the sauces to fully permeate within.

If you want something lighter to balance the taste, I would recommend the Wheatgrass Tofu ($12.60) which is slightly jade green as it is infused with wheatgrass extract. Fried with fresh prawns and scallops, the beancurd is soft and sauce quite healthy-tasting.

Heard of Gangnam style prawns? This is not exactly Korean, but a tongue-in-chic way to name Dian Xiao Er’s Jiangnan Baked Fresh Prawn ($21.90 for small, $43.60 for large). The taste somewhat reminds of the aromatic butter crabs I had in Malaysia, and rest assured that the prawns are HUGE.

Dian Xiao Er also offers Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner Takeaway Reservation. If you prefer dining in the comfort of your home, get their takeaway packages which can include their signature Herbal Roasted Duck and Prosperity Yu Sheng.

[Giveaway Ended] Chinese New Year Giveaway – Dian Xiao Er Vouchers
Dian Xiao Er will be giving 5 sets of $50 vouchers to 5 lucky Daniel’s Food Diary readers!

All you need to do is to
Step 1: LIKES the FaceBook pages of Daniel’s Food Diary and Dian Xiao Er
Step 2: SHARE this post on Facebook or RETWEET the post on twitter
Step 3: Leave a comment below to name the dishes you would order if you won the $50 voucher.

Results will be announced Tues 15 Jan 2013. Contest winners must have local Singapore addresses. Jia You!

Dian Xiao Er Singapore
NEX Serangoon Central #02-09/10 (Serangoon MRT, Northeast line), Tel: +6634 4828

Other branches: Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, Changi Airport Terminal 3, Jurong Pt, Lot One, Marina Square, Vivocity, Tampines One

*The above entry is brought to you by Dian Xiao Er.

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  1. Liked and shared on facebook! would like to try out their signature dish Ten Wonder Herbs Roast Duck.

  2. Jiangnan Baked Fresh Prawn.

  3. I would like to try the Ten Wonder Herbs Roast Duck and Jiangnan Baked Fresh Prawn! yummy!

  4. I always order the Ten Wonder Herbs Roast Duck! And as well as their sliced fish with tangy sauce. Very nice. Their vegetables, the one with the stock and the one with the lotus root is very nice and crisp. And Liked and Shared!

  5. I would like to try the Ten Wonder Herbs Roast Duck and Jiangnan Baked Fresh Prawn!

  6. Jia You!

  7. 十全鸭!a must!

  8. Liked and Shared. I Love their roast duck! Would order their roast duck and definitely want to try their Wheatgrass Tofu as well!

  9. One of the must-have if you dine there!

  10. Jiayou!!! 加油!

  11. I would like to try the Ten Wonder Herbs Roast Duck.

  12. Jia You! I would like to try the Ten Wonder Herbs Roast Duck.

  13. Dian xian er roast duck was my best dishes and their all kind of signature dishes.. making my mouth alway watery… yummy.

  14. Wow wow wow.. Super Yummy Roast duck + Wheat grass Tofu+Jiangnan Baked Prawns+Brocoli with Scallop.. yummylicious meal for my family!

  15. Liked, shared & retweet ^_^

    If win the $50 voucher, i will definitely order the all time favourite dish – DUCK!! And Dong Po Pork & Stir Fried Lotus Root with Macadamia Nut to enjoy it with my family!

  16. Charmaine Yang : January 8, 2013 at 4:30 am

    I <3 to dine at Dian Xiao Er (Singapore)!

    My MUST ORDER list:
    1. Duck Roasted with Angelica Herb ($12.90), fragrant, flavourful, yummy!
    2. Dong Po Pork ($13.90), tender & melts-in-the-mouth, sinfully addictive!
    3. Baked Fresh Prawn JiangNan Style ($21.90), king prawns with butter FTW!
    4. Wheatgrass Tofu ($12.60), unique, and combination of my fave wheatgrass & tofu!

    Oops, did I order too much meat and exceeded the $50 voucher value? But I'll be more than winning to top up the difference to savour these few favourite dishes of mine from Dian Xiao Er, and they are simply too good to miss! :p

  17. Charmaine Yang : January 8, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    I <3 to dine at Dian Xiao Er (Singapore)!!!

    My MUST ORDER list:
    1. Duck Roasted with Angelica Herb ($12.90), fragrant, flavourful, yummy!
    2. Dong Po Pork ($13.90), tender & melts-in-the-mouth, sinfully addictive!
    3. Baked Fresh Prawn JiangNan Style ($21.90), king prawns with butter FTW!
    4. Wheatgrass Tofu ($12.60), unique, and combination of my fave wheatgrass & tofu!

    Oops, did I order too much meat and exceeded the $50 voucher value? But I'll be more than winning to top up the difference to savour these few favourite dishes of mine from Dian Xiao Er, and they are simply too good to miss!!! :p

  18. I always order Dian Xiao Er Ten Wonder Herbs Roast Duck whenever I visit their outlet monthly. My wife loves it very much!

  19. Definitely ordering Ten Wonder Herbs Roast Duck, wheatgrass tofu and the ma po tofu.

  20. I have visited Dian Xiao Er Once, i will like to visit it Twice….. Cheers!

  21. I’d order:
    1) Duck Roasted with Ten Wonder Herbs (I ♥ this!)
    2) Silver Cod Fish in Superior Soy Sauce
    3) Marmite Superior Chicken Wings
    4) Braised Assorted Mushrooms with Broccoli
    5) Soup of the Day

  22. Ten Wonder Herbs Roast Duck.

  23. I really love their wheatgrass tofu because it is so appetising and healthy =)

  24. I will order the roasted duck with angelica herb, mongolia ribs, soup of the day!

  25. The signature DUCK!

  26. I would order the Wheatgrass Tofu & the Jiangnan Baked Fresh Prawn (large)!

  27. I would order the following dishes for me and my family of 3:

    1. Ten Wonder Herbs Roast Duck
    2. Wheatgrass Tofu
    3. Jiangnan Baked Fresh Prawn

    and not forgetting, the essentials like rice and chinese tea to get a complete and hearty meal! =)

  28. Duck Roasted with Ten Wonder Herbs is a must-order dish whenever I patronize the restaurant and I would like to try a healthier choice of Stir Fried Lotus Root with Macadamia Nut. Mouth watering now……..

  29. Of cos is Gangnam prawns~

  30. A large one ^^

  31. I know I have to join this giveaway when I see it's Dian Xiao Er! I loveeee the Chinese cuisine they serve!

    The dishes I would order:-
    1. Angelica Herb Roast Duck.
    2. Baked Fresh Prawn JiangNan Style.
    3. Deep Fried Kai Lan with Pork Floss.
    4. Seafood Fried Rice with XO Sauce.

    Yummmmms! <3 <3

  32. I know I have to join this giveaway when I see it's Dian Xiao Er! I loveeee the Chinese cuisine they serve!

    The dishes I would order:-
    1. Angelica Herb Roast Duck.
    2. Baked Fresh Prawn JiangNan Style.
    3. Deep Fried Kai Lan with Pork Floss.
    4. Seafood Fried Rice with XO Sauce.

    Yummmmms! <3 <3

  33. Oooh I love the duck at Dian Xiao Er! Liked and shared :)

    And if I won a $50 voucher, I would order:

    1) A big portion of the Ten Wonder Herbs Roast Duck!
    2) Definitely want to try the Wheatgrass Tofu you posted
    3) Aaaaand the Jiangnan Baked Fresh Prawns, they look sooo good
    4) The Claypot Sea Cucumber with Shitake Mushrooms and Tendon sounds yummy too!

  34. Super love Dian Xiao Er’s duck!! It has always been my favorite!! We ordered their Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner take away packages for two straight years..=`)

    If I win the $50 voucher I would definitely order Ten Wonder Herbs Roast Duck and Jiangnan Baked Fresh Prawn..

    Awesome giveaway, Daniel!! =`)

  35. Herbal roasted duck, wheatgrass tofu and Jiangnan baked fresh prawns!

  36. will try the above mentioned! especially the angelica herb roast duck.

  37. Mongolia Spare Ribs, Angelica Herb Roasted Duck and Black chicken soup, Dong Po Pork and Braised Mushroom in Chinese Wine!!!

  38. I would use the $50 to order anglica herb roasted duck and try out the gangnam prawn.

  39. Sophia Basuni : January 8, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    I ❤ duck roasted with angelica herb and gui ling gao :)

  40. I would bring my parents to Dian Xiao Er & place orders for Angelica Herb Roast Duck, Jiangnan Baked Fresh Prawn (cause we mad love Roast Duck & seafood) and last but not least Wheatgrass Tofu for our daily fiber & protein requirement 😀

  41. I so wanna sink my teeth in the Ten Wonder Herbs Roast Duck & Jiangnan Baked Fresh Prawn!!

    Who cares about cholesterol man! ^^

  42. I will order whatever that they recommend, since i haven’t been there and don’t know the menu. Let see whether got chance to win and go! :)

  43. Definitely the Angelica Herb Roast Duck!

    Liked, shared and commented!

  44. Wheatgrass Tofu, Ten Wonder Roast Duck, Silver Cod Fish in Superior Soy Sauce for my parents and I! Have done all three steps 😀

  45. Extra Roast Duck!

  46. I've been a regular customer of Dian Xiao Er for as long as I can remember! I'm really impressed with the effort put into their food and I love the entire ambiance of the restaurant.

    If I won the voucher, I would like to try other dishes I haven't tasted.
    ( which I believe are also super-yummy).

    1)Silver Cod Fish in Superior Soy Sauce.
    2) Jiangnan Baked Fresh Prawn.
    3) Stir Fried Bitter Gourd & Pumpkin.

  47. I will definitely order the the Ten Wonder Herbs Roast Duck. Duck is often the poorer cousin of the chicken but this Dian Xiao Er dish really elevates the duck dish to a whole new level! Thank you for bringing this giveaway to us, quack quack =)

  48. Silver Cod Fish in Superior Soy Sauce.

  49. Shirlene Chang : January 9, 2013 at 5:36 am

    I would order their famous roast duck and wheat grass toufu and the baked prawns :)

  50. With $50 voucher, I’ll probably order Angelica Herb Roast Duck,Jiangnan Baked Fresh Prawn
    & Wheatgrass Tofu 😉

  51. Angelica Herb Roast Duck
    Wheatgrass Tofu
    Claypot Pork Belly with Salted Fish
    & Red Bean Pancake for dessert! :)

  52. Too many to name, but if I have to, then will be the DUCK, soup and cod fish!

  53. If I could get a chance to win the $50 voucher,
    I would order:
    – Boxing Chicken with Jack Fruit Sauce.
    – Stir Fried Lotus Root w Macadamia Nut.
    – Seafood Combo w Assorted Vegetables.
    – Wheatgrass Tofu.
    -Claypot Sea Cucumber w Shiitake Mushroom and Tendon.

    I will share these goodness with my family and extended family as we have not eaten here before. And I have heard quite some good reviews on Dian Xiao Er.
    Liked the pages and shared too! :)

  54. The dishes I will order :

    Angelica Herb Roast Duck.
    Seafood Fried Rice with XO Sauce.

  55. Definitely the Angelica Herb Roast Duck. Enter me please! :) I MUST win this as I'm a huge huge huge fan of Dian Xiao Er.

  56. I am a duck person! will surely order the herbal duck if i were to win the voucher! 😀 wish me luck!

  57. Our favourite Angelica Herb Roast one whole Duck! Our must order dish whenever we dine at Dian Xiao Er. OMG… hungry now!

  58. I would order Ten Wonder Herbs Roast Duck & Jiangnan Baked Fresh Prawn.

  59. I will order Angelica Herb Roast Duck. I think my mother would love it as she often finds it difficult to have the duck turn out tender and juicy so this win will save her a few hours in the kitchen.

  60. Coming back to Singapore for a couple of days and the Ten Wonder Herbs Roast Duck is definitely on my to-eat list

  61. my folks simply love their Angelica Herb Roast Duck and Dong Po Meat.

  62. If I have won the $50 voucher, I would like to share these with my family:
    1. Angelica Herb Roast Duck.
    2. Dong Po Pork.
    3. wheat grass tofu.

    Thank you! (:

  63. I look forward to relishing Dian Xiao Er's Angelica Herb Roast Duck, Silver Cod Fish in Superior Soy Sauce and Wheatgrass Tofu.

  64. I will definitely order Seafood Fried Rice with XO Sauce from the menu! Yummm~
    Second dish is the Angelica Herb Roast Duck!

  65. Hong Jingting : January 11, 2013 at 2:18 am

    Will order the herbal duck if i were to win the voucher, hear many good review on it :)

  66. Hong Jingting : January 10, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Will order the herbal duck if I were to win the voucher, hear many good review on it :)

  67. CharLie Leong : January 11, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Angelica Herb Roast Duck had made me love the ducks! they are really professional in this dish. I will order this dish for sure if I win the $50 Giveaway Voucher.

  68. going to order what my parents like best…
    1. Angelica Herb Roast Duck.
    2. Wheatgrass Tofu
    3. Fish Maw with Seafood.
    4. top up a bit more to add Dong Po Pork.

  69. If I were to win the vouchers, I would order their signature dish Ten wonder Herbs Roast Duck, special Wheatgrass Tofu which I’ve never tried before and also XO Seafood Fried Rice! :) May we bring in a prosperous new year!

  70. If I were to win the vouchers, I would order their signature dish Ten wonder Herbs Roast Duck, special Wheatgrass Tofu which I’ve never tried before and also XO Seafood Fried Rice! May we bring in a prosperous new year

  71. Jiangnan Baked Fresh Prawn
    Angelica Herb Roast Duck
    Wheatgrass Tofu

  72. Wheatgrass Tofu, The Claypot Sea Cucumber with Shitake Mushrooms and Tendon and the Ten Wonder Herbs Roasted Duck! Would love to have all these with my family :)

  73. The dishes I will order if I ever win this…
    1. Duck Roasted with Ten Wonder Herbs.
    2. Old Style Steamed Fish Slices.
    3. Wheatgrass Tofu
    4. Claypot Bee Hoon w Chinese Wine.

    Would love to win this giveaway so that I could share the joy with my family/friends!

  74. The dishes I will order if I ever win this…
    1. Duck Roasted with Ten Wonder Herbs.
    2. Old Style Steamed Fish Slices.
    3. Wheatgrass Tofu
    4. Claypot Bee Hoon w Chinese Wine.

    Would love to win this giveaway so that I could share the joy with my family/friends!

  75. I'll definitely try all those dishes that you recommend! The pictures have started to make me salivate at the thought of sinking my teeth into the "tender and somewhat sweetish juicy" duck meat and the silky soft Wheatgrass Tofu. Winning the $50 voucher would allow me further indulge my parents with more mouth-watering dishes that Dian Xiao Er serve! Thank you very much for the review! ♥

  76. Benedict Chen : January 13, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Stir Fried Lotus Root with Macadamia Nut
    Dong Po Pork
    Baked Fresh Prawn JiangNan Style
    Duck Roasted with Ten Wonder Herbs

  77. I would definitely order these dishes:
    Angelica Herb Roast Duck
    Silver Cod Fish in Superior Soy Sauce
    Wheatgrass Tofu
    Salivating just listing it!

  78. I will bring my fatherinlaw to eat his favourite: Duck Roasted with Ten Wonder Herbs, Stir Fried Lotus Root with Macadamia nut, Wheatgrass Tofu, Claypot Frog Leg.

  79. hope to bring and bring my friends there for a meal!

  80. OMG WHEATGRASS TOFU? & GANGNAM STYLE PRAWNS! OMG !! I NEED TO TRY THOSE OUT!! Let Me Win This !! ^o^

  81. Ten Wonder Herbs Roast Duck & Angelica Herb Roast Duck!

  82. I will order Ten Wonder Herbs Roast Duck. Hope to win to enjoy fabulous meal with my family.

  83. I will order Peking Duck. Yummy…

  84. If I’m able to win the $50 Dian Xiao Er voucher

    I’ll like to try

    1) Duck Roasted with Ten Wonder Herbs (I ♥ this!)
    2) Wheatgrass Tofu
    3) Marmite Superior Chicken Wings
    4) Braised Assorted Mushrooms with Broccoli
    5) Soup of the Day

  85. I love prawns hence will order Jiangnan Baked Fresh Prawn.

  86. I love prawns hence will order Jiangnan Baked Fresh Prawn.

  87. I will try out Ten Wonder Herbs Roast Duck.

  88. Liked and shared

    If i win the $50 Dian Xiao Er Voucher i would like to try and taste the Ten Wonder Herb Duck

  89. if I won the voucher, the dishes I would order are:-
    1. Angelica Herb Roast Duck.
    2. Baked Fresh Prawn JiangNan Style.
    3. Wheatgrass Tofu
    4. Silver Cod Fish in Superior Soy Sauce

  90. Liked and shared on facebook! I would like to try out their signature dish Ten Wonder Herbs Roast Duck.

  91. I want Angelica Herb Roast Duck. and Wheatgrass Tofu.

  92. roast duck and wheat grass toufu

  93. Frederick Chan : January 14, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    I would love to order the Roast Duck and Wheatgrass Tofu!

  94. Ten Wonder Herbs Roast Duck and Jiangnan Baked Fresh Prawn!

  95. I would order the signature Ten WonderbHerbs Roasted Duck, and try the fragrant JiangNan Baked Fresh Prawns, and healthy Wheatgrass Tofu as recommended!

  96. Liked and shared on facebook :)
    Will order the Ten Wonder Herbs Roast Duck, Wheatgrass tofu and Old Style Steamed Fish Slices if I win

  97. I used to order the usual few dishes when I patronised Dian Xiao Er. I dare not venture to try new dish just in case it is not to my liking as I do not want my money to go to waste. If I win the voucher I would used it to order those dishes that I have not tried before. They are :

    Claypot Sea Cucumber w Shiitake Mushroom and Tendon.
    Claypot Bee Hoon w Chinese Wine.
    Dong Po Pork.
    Silver Cod Fish in Superior Soy Sauce.

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