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Xi Men Ding (Vivocity) (西门叮)

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Ximending specialises in authentic Taiwanese favourites. They serve Taiwanese home style dishes such as fried oysters with vegetables, radish and egg pancake and san bei chicken with basil.

Daily: 12:00 - 22:00

+65 63768018
$24 based on 30 submissions
Lunch (6 votes), Children/Family (5 votes), Dinner (4 votes)
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3.5

Decent for a simple meal

This review is on Ximending located at Raffles City:

K and I had a quick dinner here recently and though not exactly mind-blowing, the food was pretty decent.

Being a signature dish, I would've very much preferred the 三杯鸡 (san bei chicken with basil $17.90) to be more full-bodied with an aroma of Chinese wine but this rendition was passable nonetheless. However, it's a little pricey considering the quality of the dish.

For some fibre, we chose 大肠四季豆 (french beans with crispy intestines $9.90), which was very savory with a generous amount of dried shrimps. The well-flavored intestines provided an interesting texture to the crunchy beans too.

Both dishes went well with plain rice ($1.00) and the meal turned out to be enjoyable despite its simplicity.

Service was prompt and efficient, but too bad the restaurant didn't serve water for free and wet towel cost $0.30 each.

The HGW community like this place for...

  • Oysters in Black Bean Sauce1 vote
  • Pork belly with mui choi on noodles1 vote
  • Porridge and Wu xiang1 vote
  • Seafood soup1 vote
  • beef noodles1 vote
  • 菜圃蛋 (Egg Omlette with preserved vege),滷肉 (Braised pork),清炒番薯葉 (Stir Fry Potato Leave with garlic)1 vote
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• 16 Sep 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

HORRIBLE SERVICE

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Sep 13, 2014, we decided to have dinner our dinner with my friends at Ximending...the food is not bad but comes with very HORRIBLE service. A lady manager named Limin attitude is so bad and should not be placed as restaurant manager/supervisor. As we are neither singaporean nor taiwanese, we are not familiar with some dessert which is named in chinese. We would like to order our dish based on the number stated but Limin insisted that we cannt order by the number but need to speak out the dish name with her moody tone. Is this what we should expect from a restaurant that cost almost sgd50/person? I came back home and start researching the restaurant feedback and found that this lady has been complained in many websites and some even have management acknowledgement since 2013 but today she is still there...this restaurant is not popular and having negative feedback all over the place. If management does not take serious action, you may want to consider your business continuity unless you are not-for-profit organization!!!
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• 26 Apr 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Just not worth it

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The service was poor. The dishes we ordered were cold. And it was also expensive. Have to say it was extremely disappointing. We will NEVER go there again.
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• 08 Apr 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Not worth it

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Was in vivo city for a 7pm movie. was looking for quick meal before meeting my friend for the show. 

Decided on ximending as it is very near GV. 

I was there alone. Service was Ok. considering that it was abit before dinnertime, so there's only 1 waitress on the floor. Service was pretty prompt. 

As I was there alone, I din get to order alot. 
I ordered the Lor Bar noodles, and deep fried tofu. 

Both were a letdown. 

Especially the tofu. or should i say Tougua. It was tasteless. Bland. Period. like our normal market tougua bought market. NOT tofu, at least tofu is softer and smoother. 1 pcs, just chopped into smaller peices. served with a sweet chili sauce. it is totally not worth it for like $7+++...

The noodles was better. The lorbar was quite nice. it is soft and the fats melt in your mouth. But tats is. the noodles itself was a HUGE letdown. limp and lame. ZERO Q-ness. priced at ard $9+++, the portion was quite small, and just like 2 or 3 slices of the pork. 

i do not regret visiting them. so i will NEVER return again. 
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