Xin Wang Hong Kong Café – 10 New Awesome Dishes To Celebrate 10 Anniversary
Xin Wang Hong Kong Café has been around for 10 years! I remember days where friends would gather at Xin Wang Cineleisure or Marina Square after a late night KTV or movie session, seated at booths to chit chat over Thick Toast and Snow Ice.
This is possibly Singapore’s most successful ‘cha chaan teng’ chain. Do you know where the very first flagship store of Xin Wang is located at? (Answer at the end of this post.)
Some interesting facts: The best selling dish from Xin Wang is the Pork Chop and Egg Papaya Soup Bee Hoon ($11.50), with over $3 million bowls sold thus far!
To celebrate 10 awesome years, Xin Wang Hong Kong Café has introduced 10 new dishes, along with some desserts and desserts and drinks.
Our verdict of the dishes:
Signature Stir Fried Rice ($11.50)
This was easily the most memorable of the XW Anniversary Dishes tried. Firstly, I noticed that the rice grains were shorter, plumper and fluffier than the typical ones. I realized that Japanese rice grains were used, the rationale is that would absorb sauces better.
The dish also reminded me of Malaysian-style zhi char with a sweet-soy taste, every grain coated to a golden brown. Turned out that the Executive Chef did want to emulate the rustic taste and flavours of some of the famous fried rice dishes he tried up north.
Considering I am typically not a ‘rice’ person, I found myself taking spoonful after spoonful. Recommendation is to consume the Fried Rice immediately when served to relish the ‘wok hei’.
Smoked Duck Fried Rice ($9.90)
Similar to the signature Fried Rice, Japanese rice grains are used, cooked with XW’s home-made sauce.
However, the rice appeared lighter in colour, sauce used less intense in robustness to allow the flavour of the smoked duck to be more apparent. (I preferred the former to this.)
Pork Cutlet with Curry Ramen ($10.90)
Xin Wang has always been known for its spicy curry dishes with a sweet slant, with the Chicken Curry with Bread ($10.50) and Curry Beef Brisket Hot Pot with Rice ($11.50) being some of my regular orders.
This dish marries the best of both worlds for Western-food and curry lovers, with a slab of crispy pork cutlet and vegetable on a bed of springy la mian, drenched in the signature thick curry gravy.
XW Signature Stir Fried Noodles ($11.50)
This is the ‘sister’ (or ‘brother’) dish to the Signature Fried Rice, a cross between the familiar Hong Kong noodles and Malaysian style Hokkien Mee in terms of sweetness. Enjoy the deep fried ikan billis sprinkled on top for a hint of crispiness and saltiness.
Sliced Beef Claypot Noodles ($11.90)
This should appeal to diners who prefer more ‘zup’ aka sauce for their noodles.
The Claypot Ee Noodle arrived sizzling hot, cooked with marinated tender sliced beef, mushroom and fresh vegetables.
Scallop Cheese Baked Rice ($11.00)
A new addition to XW’s repertoire of Macau Cheese Baked Rice, which presently incudes Cheese Baked Rice with Ebi ($12.50), Black Pepper Beef ($12.50), Curry Sliced Beef ($12.50) and Chicken Chop ($12.50).
After requests from customers, Chef created this tomato-sauce based cheese baked rice, with two plump scallops positioned within, still affordably priced at $11.
Ham Ying Yong Sauce Spaghetti ($11.90)
Chef was most proud of this dish, as he wanted something that would appeal to the young.
A ‘Ying-Yong’ pasta dish of a different nature, with double-specialty sauces – spaghetti tossed with BOTH home-made tomato and cream sauce, topped with slices of ham. Have the best of both worlds without the need to share. (Okay, I preferred the more tangy tomato sauce.)
Fried Fish Fillet Spaghetti ($9.90)
Spaghetti tossed with special tomato sauce paired with fried fish fillet.
Seafood Curry with Rice ($11.90)
Fresh seafood simmered in Xin Wang’s thick and savoury curry.
Eel Hot Pot Porridge ($12.90)
Back by popular demand, a hot pot porridge dish topped with grilled Japanese unagi.
Other than the 10 anniversary special dishes, some haven’t seen before inclusion Iced Lemon HK Milk Tea ($1.90) – the signature Hong Kong si mud tea added with lemon, Kiwi N Mango Shaved Ice ($3.90), and Glutinous Rice With Coconut Ice Cream ($4.90).
The Black Glutinous Rice is sometimes better known as Bubur Pulut Hitam, and this cold combination with a scoop of ice cream worked quite well.
Try the 10th Anniversary XW Dishes and let me know which is your favourite.
There are a total of 186 items and 24 categories in XW entire menu. If you would want me to recommend THAT ONE DISH, it would be the Chicken In The Basket ($11.50. I must have ordered almost every single time I go down – crisp on its outer layer and surprisingly tender on the inside, with the plus point of not being overly oily.
And the answer to the location of Xin Wang’s first flagship store… Hougang Heartland Mall!
Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe Branches
321 Clementi – 321 Clementi Ave 3 #02-10 Singapore 129905 Tel: +65 6774 0907
Anchorpoint – 370 Alexandra Road Anchorpoint #01-13/14 Singapore 159953 Tel: +65 6474 4498
Cathay Cineleisure Orchard – 8 Grange Road Cathay Cineleisure Orchard #02-11 Singapore 239695 Tel: +65 6235 6480
Changi Airport Terminal 3 – Viewing Mall North Level 4, Terminal 3 #04-02 Singapore Changi Airport Tel: +65 6241 5201
Djitsun Mall – 5 Ang Mo Kio Central 2 #01-10 Djitsun Mall Singapore 569663 Tel: +65 6455 9792
East Point – 3 Simei Street 6 #01-15 Eastpoint Mall Singapore 528833 Tel: +65 6260 0515
Fairprice Hub – 1 Joo Koon Circle #01-21/22 Fairprice Hub Singapore 629117 Tel: +65 6397 4341
Heartland Mall – 205 Heartland Mall Hougang Street 21 #01-133/135 Singapore 530205 Tel: +65 6487 3481
Holland Village 251 Holland Avenue Singapore 278981 Tel: +65 6469 0325
Hougang1 – 1 Hougang Street 91 #01-40, Hougang1 Singapore 538692 Tel: +65 6384 3709
JEM – 50 Jurong Gateway Road #04-25 Singapore 608549 Tel: +65 6684 0613
Marina Square – No. 6 Raffles Boulevard Marina Square #01-04 Singapore 039594 Tel: +65 6337 5297
Seletar Mall – 33 Sengkang West Ave #01-28/29/30 The Seletar Mall Singapore 797653 Tel: +65 6702 3206
Springvale @ Siglap – 907 East Coast Road #01-03A Springvale Singapore 459107 Tel : +65 6441 8802
Yew Tee Point – 21 Choa Chu Kang North 6 #01-17 Yew Tee Point Singapore 689578 Tel: +65 6509 0146
West Coast Plaza – 154 West Coast Road #B1-04 West Coast Plaza Singapore 127371 Tel: +65 6779 1526
Whitesands – 1 Pasir Ris Central St 3 Whitesands #02-05/06 Singapore 518457 Tel: +65-6585 0756
[Giveaway Ended] Xin Wang Hong Kong Café
Congrats to Jerome Lim , Pauline Ng, Sabrina Siau who won $20 vouchers from the Xin Wang Anniversary giveaway.
* This entry is brought to you in partnership with Xin Wang.
June 26, 2017