Daily: 12:00 - 15:00
Daily: 17:30 - 22:30
Xi Yan is a Chinese restaurant that serves only what's fresh of the day at the market, and only one sitting for lunch and dinner will be served to ensure quality and consistency. The menu will also be delicately planned by the chef everyday.
A dining experience here is like entertaining guests at home. The décor is like an art gallery, tables are spaced out, and you choose the set menu when making the reservation. The food is creative, although not all dishes are successful.
Managed to frequent thrice on business occassions. The quiet & private ambience is achieved by a small setting of up to 5 tables only. Heard that this place is so renowned & in demand that advance booking of up to 1 mth is required. The food selection is determined by the chef. The waiter/waitress introduces each dish as it is served. The sequence of the dishes is planned according to the taste intensity of the food, from the lighter taste to the stronger ones, so that no dish drowns out the taste of another one. Most importantly, I'm satisfied with the food selections & definitely won over by the sumptuous taste. If I recall correctly, it's a ratio of 1 waiter/waitress to 1 table, therefore the close attention given & prompt service/refilling of chinese tea.
Frequented by some of Singapore's social movers and shakers (as well as the epicurally discerning), Xi Yan is the kind of place you would go to celebrate an important occasion, impress a romantic date or wine and dine a client. The cuisine is fundamentally modern Chinese, but brings together the diverse Asian culinary cultures. With a total of 6 tables, this restaurant offers a refined yet comfortable atmosphere, surrounded by a collection of art pieces. Even though Xi Yan's menu is pre-fixed, they have been known to cater to consumers' personal tastes. Most of the MakanDeals team have dined here multiple times, and found the experience memorable and warm.
Xi Yan discount vouchers are available at http://www.makandeals.com/restaurants/xi-yan
In the month of October, I was dinning at Xi Yan, This month happen to be Xi Yan 6th Anniversary. Jacky Yu, personally flew in from Hong Kong to introduce his new award-winning creations.
These are the few mouth watering dishes that still linger on my taste buds, long after the experience.
Crispy taro paste with diced abalone, the taste of this dish is traditional but very refine and refreshing.
Angel hair tofu & mushroom soup, this is an award winning dish. The tofu is sliced to the finest of the hair. I can really taste the freshness of soya bean and it melt in my mouth.
Prawn balls in egg white with chinese wine, the freshness of the prawns steams with beaten egg white with a dash of chinese wine to enhance the taste of the dish. This is so tasty
Pagoda dongpo pork with preserved vegetables & mushroom, this is another award winning dish. This dish is artfully presented as a pyramid with a stuffing of preserved vegetables & mushroom.
Last but not least.....dessert
Birds nest egg white custard in coconut juice. Ladies' all time favourite.
I'm so looking forward to my next dinning in Xi Yan.