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Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant

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Located in the Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant specialises in Chinese cuisine. It offers a wide variety of traditional dishes to please and a mix of fusion creations to impress. Couple these with the fine ambience of the restaurant, this is almost certainly like an ideal retreat.

Mon - Sat: 12:00 - 14:30

Mon - Sat: 18:30 - 22:30

Sun: 10:30 - 14:30

Sun: 18:30 - 22:00

+65 67317173
$38 based on 39 submissions
Lunch (14 votes), Large Groups/Gathering (11 votes), Children/Family (10 votes)
Crystal12

Food was okay

Reservations was hassle-free. Food served were generally okay. Food variety was limited as I was using the Groupon voucher for the ala carte dim sum buffet (see photo). Hot tea costs another $2.50/pax They served the desserts early even though I had two more steamed items which had not been served yet. I had requested for it to be refrigerated till the steamed items had been served but was refused as they said the kitchen is preparing for the lunch menu. Would be even better if staff could let us know the names of the dishes that they were serving so we don't have to guess as its our first time there.

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limited variety for ala carte buffet
10 Aug 2014 • 5 reviews • 0 follower

Food was okay

Reservations was hassle-free. Food served were generally okay. Food variety was limited as I was using the Groupon voucher for the ala carte dim sum buffet (see photo). Hot tea costs another $2.50/pax They served the desserts early even though I had two more steamed items which had not been served yet. I had requested for it to be refrigerated till the steamed items had been served but was refused as they said the kitchen is preparing for the lunch menu. Would be even better if staff could let us know the names of the dishes that they were serving so we don't have to guess as its our first time there.
Breaded Wasabi Prawns
31 Jul 2014 • 340 reviews • 3 followers

Lovely Chinese cuisine

Was at Xin Cuisine Restaurant for a food tasting event, a total of 8-course dinner. It is a traditional Chinese restaurant that offers a wide variety of authentic dishes along with some creative, jazzed up fusion dishes to impress. The ambience is cosy and Oriental chic, with well-spaced tables. The service was, at the very best - passable.

I liked this dish - Wasabi Breaded Prawns.- succulent and bouncy, fresh prawns fried in a thin veil of breaded coating, and dipped lightly in wasabi. The sweetness of the prawns combined with the flavor of wasabi (light enough that the tingy flavor was detectable, but not enough to be spicy) made for a good combination, especially with the crispy coating of the prawns.

Now, we got to try the dish of Shiitake mushrooms and abalones nestled on a bed of spinach. The mushrooms were boiled to a delectable softness, so lovely it tore the moment the teeth made contact. The abalones were sweet in a favor most analgous to fresh squid - mild and clear. The spinach was a refreshing change from all the meat items we had been enjoying.

We had a very traditional Chinese-style dessert - something like (or maybe it was!) the Six Taste Soup (六味湯). comprising of red dates, lilybulbs, dried longans, tiny lotus seeds and glutinuous rice balls in a hot, darkand sweet soup base.

For more detailed information and photos, please feel free to visit:
http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2014/07/event-dinner-at-xin-cuisine-restaurant.html


22 Sep 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

Disappointed with service

I like Xin for quality food and service but last night Sept 21 was a real disappointment as far as service goes and the restaurant was not even that busy.

1. Food courses came at very inconsistant speed.
2. Not sure who was in charge.
3. Had to insist on plates to be changed and tea service.
4. Felt we were an imposition ...did not feel welcomed.

Tonight is the exception which I hoped will not be become the new normal because I do like the restaurant. 
29 Aug 2013 • 70 reviews • 1 follower

Xin's Mooncake 2013

Mid Autumn Festival is coming soon and you start to see people posting photos and website showing mooncakes from various brands. Interesting packagings from hotels and restaurants are promoting on their mooncakes. I got to have a different experience of mooncake with wine pairing.
We were introduced to the traditional mooncakes and snowskin mooncake.The traditional mooncakes come in 3 different flavors (Normal lotus paste with egg yolk , X.O sauce with assorted nuts Mooncake & Xin’s Mini Special Egg Custard with egg yolk).
X.O Sauce with assorted nuts mooncake (S$56) . A medley of luxurious nuts surround Xin’s special homemade X.O sauce delivering a multitude of sensations to the palate. It is quite different from the traditional ones and it tends to taste sweet and the assorted nuts crunchy that blends into the paste. Xin’s Mini Special Egg Custard with egg yolk Mooncake (S$52) which celebrates its Silver Jubilee this year as a perennial favourite handcrafted by Chef Cheung Kin Nam. The best seller and award winning mooncake has been a gem to the taste buds of many, embellished by its rich, smooth and endless elegance of enchanting creamy custard and a lightly bake outer crust. True enough the taste is quite unique and it has the smooth finishes with not too sweet taste. It blends well with the wine wine pairing. Surprisingly not too heavy or overwhelming! Green Tea Lotus Paste with Chivas Chocolate Snowskin Mooncake (S$50) with rich whisky ganache complementing the smooth texture of the green tea lotus paste. Something different with good combination of taste. Green tea lotus is not too sweet and it compliments well with the chivas chocolate. The taste of the chivas chocolate is outshining from the combination. Black Sesame Paste with Peanut and Chocolate Snowskin Mooncake (S$50). The range of flavor will delight those who love a robust taste and a hit with those who enjoy Reese Peanut Butter cups. Something different for those who loves to explore new taste.
Next we have the lastest creation by Chef Cheung, The Passion Fruit Paste Snowskin Mooncake (S$50). The tangy and refreshing taste is wonderfully complemented with fresh mango. I can taste the mango taste immediately when I put it into my mouth. They also offer Xin’s Mini Snowskin Peranakan Mooncake with Durian Paste (S$50) which was presented with a purplish blue gem naturally flavoured with the Blue Pea flower which has a fragrant and luxurious durian filling. Thumbs up for this!I can taste the pure durian taste in it. It would be best to eat it after a while. Defrost the mooncake and you can taste the sinful durian paste! There are more flavors available in Xin Cuisine. The visually appealing Sourrsop and Chocolate Crunch snowskin Mooncake (S$50) and Champagne Chocolate and Pandan Lotus Paste Snowskin Mooncake (S$50). Teochew Yam Paste with Single Egg Yolk (S$52) is also available as well.

For more information and photos, check out http://hazeldiary.com/?p=2146
Suckling pig - crackingly crispy
29 May 2013 • 73 reviews • 5 followers

Go for Dim Sum and Fried Rice

Restaurant is tastefully furnished with tables at decent distance from each other. Recommend the ‘traditional’ dim sum : )  Menu has fusion dim sum as well. Particularly enjoyed the har gow (shrimp dumpling) and siew mai topped with fish roe (pork dumpling).  The fried carrot cake was another favourite.  It is served with a dollop of hae bee (dried shrimp paste) on top.  Another item to go for is the fried custard bun.  The custard is molten and piping hot.  Restaurant serves a very good century egg porridge as well. I have fond memories of the fried rice with conpoy and crab meat.  Long; fluffy individual grains of rice stir fried with dried scallop and succulent crab meat – excellent. The suckling pig was served on a bed of fried yam and slice of cucumber.  The varying textures and taste came across well. Will surely be back.