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Xian De Lai (Liang Seah)

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Xian De Lai Shanghai Cuisine is located at Liang Seah Street and serves Chinese steamboat.

Daily: 11:30 - 14:30

Daily: 16:30 - 03:00

+65 63367505
$27 based on 22 submissions
Dinner (8 votes), After Work (6 votes), Vibrant/Noisy (6 votes)
HappyMaruko

Stuff Yourself at Xian De Lai Steamboat Buffet

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http://happyhappymaruko.blogspot.sg/2013/12/stuff-yourself-at-xian-de-lai-steamboat.html

I thought that they totally do not deserve the bad reviews on Hungry Go Where, or maybe it's because they improved after seeing the reviews.  Other than the slightly cramped seating, I had a pretty good experience there! The service was pretty prompt. Even though, we were a group of 5 and the restaurant was packed, we were assigned a table within 15 min. Not too bad for a Friday evening in my opinion. Plus, the food was served in less than 15 minutes too.

The broth was nice, we had the spicy chicken/pork ribs soup. The spicy chicken broth wasn't as spicy as I expected. And then, surprisingly, for a steamboat place, the star of the show wasn't any item that went into steamboat. It was their pork belly aka kong ba! It was superb man! 

The buffet price was ok, about 22 SGD but drinks will pretty expensive at 27 SGD a jug of beer.

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10 Dec 2013 • 29 reviews • 0 follower

Stuff Yourself at Xian De Lai Steamboat Buffet

For more pictures and full review, please visit:

http://happyhappymaruko.blogspot.sg/2013/12/stuff-yourself-at-xian-de-lai-steamboat.html

I thought that they totally do not deserve the bad reviews on Hungry Go Where, or maybe it's because they improved after seeing the reviews.  Other than the slightly cramped seating, I had a pretty good experience there! The service was pretty prompt. Even though, we were a group of 5 and the restaurant was packed, we were assigned a table within 15 min. Not too bad for a Friday evening in my opinion. Plus, the food was served in less than 15 minutes too.

The broth was nice, we had the spicy chicken/pork ribs soup. The spicy chicken broth wasn't as spicy as I expected. And then, surprisingly, for a steamboat place, the star of the show wasn't any item that went into steamboat. It was their pork belly aka kong ba! It was superb man! 

The buffet price was ok, about 22 SGD but drinks will pretty expensive at 27 SGD a jug of beer.
10 Jun 2013 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Ok restaurant but not worth it.

Very little food choices and variety and very small portions. For this price, it's not worth it, quite expensive in fact, considering food isn't that great. service and ambience quite average, although the place is quite cramped and squeezy. After going once, I was so sick of the food and my friend recommended me to another steamboat place, forgot the name but it's just beside the famous duck rice stall. Cheaper and good variety of food, price includes free flow drink and ice cream, something Xian De Lai does not offer. Only thing bad about this place is it's outdoor, so there's no aircon. Other than that, good place, value for money and staff are attentive, will definitely come back again. Never ever going back to Xian De Lai, too overpriced.
13 Feb 2012 • 316 reviews • 86 followers

China Steamboat Delights

So long time ago that I have been to this steamboat place for a few times. I found it the steamboat broth was very refreshing and tasty in eating a lot of the ingredients.

Recently just got to know they have opened another branch at NEX. I shall go there and try it out one of these days. As I saw from TV, the steamboat cooker is an unique colorful pot.

21 Jan 2012 • 1 review • 0 follower

The worst steamboat ever!!

Ambience - air-conditioning is weak. Although there're 3 levels, the seating arrangement is so cramp & makes it extremely difficult for pple to get to the food.

Food - just a typical variety of food.. Disappointed that they do not have fish slices which I think quite a standard dish to have.

Service - totally outrageous.. Drinks took more than half an hr to arrive.. For those cooked food (only 4 items to be exact) as part of the buffet.. The portions are ridiculously small & weren't hot when served. Similar to other reviews, waiters will 'forget' your orders so they need constant reminding.. It was tedious trying to get their attention.. & when I did manage to.. The waiter just stood at the other end of the room & asked me what I wanted.. Was I supposed to scream my orders across the noisy room??

All in all.. There're so many such steamboat buffets at Bugis.. Try any but this!

11 Dec 2011 • 1 review • 0 follower

NOT Recommended - Not value for $$$ (Xian De Lai @ Nex)

Went dining there on 10Nov'11 with mum n aunty looking forward to enjoy dinner with them... We ordered 3 different type of soup... i can only say the seafood that we felt is fresh is Fish slice n Prawn, my mum spit out the crab on the first bit, force ourselves to try the first round of dishes ordered but eventually surrender as we cant stomach it... We went for round 2 dinner - a simple fare of Toast n Kopi n it taste much nicer... Great disappointment...!!!