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Dim Sum, Fried rice, Green Tea Red Bean Paste Pancakes, Black Pepper Pork Rice, Jasmine Honey Tea, Steamed Pork Rib Rice, Chicken Mushroom dumplings, Steamed Chicken Rice, tea View all
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Interesting teahouse c** restaurant

Food/Drink 3 | Value 3 | Ambience 3 | Service 4
Total Reviews: 630

Having passed by Yixing Xuan Teahouse for years, and being keenly aware of its existence all this while, today was the chosen day to have my lunch there.   This authentic teahouse is interesting because it is a restaurant serving lovely dimsum dishes, it is a school teaching tea appreciation, and it is a retail shop selling many kinds of traditional tea leaves as well as tea equipment (teapots and teacup sets). There are also tea appreciation workshops that one has to book in advance, to learn about the beauty and benefits of drinking tea.   Thedining area is done in a very ancient Chinese style, complete with white marble-top tables and an Oriental backdrop. The service is rather attentive in a sincere manner, and the ambience brings one back in time, back to olden Chinese days where one is soothed by a quiet tea hut and may relax to enjoy a good meal.   The first dish was the Har Gow (SGD$3.30) - steamed prawn dumplings, that almost every table ordered. My hopes for fresh, succulent shrimps dashed the moment I took the first bite. Disappointingly, the prawns were not fresh, and I could not understand why everyone ordered this dish. There was no bouncy sweetness to the flesh; there was an almost sour tinge to the dumplings, and the crystalline skin embracing it was nearly too sticky.   Finally, the Seafood Tofu (SGD$10.00) with meltingly-soft beancurd in a very smooth texture, topped with minced mini-patty of seafood (prawns detectable), and infused in a tasty savoury gravy - this was a very lovely dish and the beancurd pieces were so silken smooth one could just slurp it in (like soya beancurd) and it would slide the throat beautifully (I think).   For more detailed information and photos, please feel free to visit:

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Delish Chinese Cuisine!

Food/Drink 4 | Value 3 | Ambience 4 | Service 4
Total Reviews: 296

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Yixing Xuan Teahouse 怡心軒  located along Tanjong Pagar Road, is just a few units away from 2D1N Soju Bang. It is essentially a teahouse that specialises in conducting tea appreciation and tea tasting classes. In addition, they serve chinese cuisines and dim sum too. 

This is my second post on Yixing xuan Teahouse, you can read the first post here

As you may recall, we were quite please with the foodie experience during our first visit. This time, we decided to try different dishes while still sticking to ordering Carrot Cake again.

The Carrot Cakes was steamed before serving. Most probably to make it hot, as it would be quite impossible for them to make from scratch only upon customers' orders. The Carrot Cakes were not oily or salty. They were topped with lots of spring onions and scallions that enhanced the taste further. $3 for only 3 pieces, this was so value for money. 

The Steamed Chicken Rice would be sufficient for one person. Marinated chicken, sausages and mushroom were added on top of the rice and steamed. It was also drizzled with chicken sauce. It was an average dish with nothing great in particular. 

The Mee Sua on the other hand was well executed. The taste of the different ingredients were extracted out into the Mee Sua. And the vegetables provided a different texture to this dish. Delicious! Thumbs up!

The Soup of the Day was Watercress Soup. It came in a small bowl that did not justify the price tag. Moreover, the watercress stems were hard, could have been cooked for a long period.   Overall, still a positive dining experience. We had the whole place to ourselves again! Food-wise, it was delicious! Service was good and the staff brought out extra smaller plates for us so that we could share the dishes. In addition, they had actually  use 2 plates to hold the carrot cakes. This was because, they had steamed the carrot cakes with the plate. Hence, when they served this dish, they added another plate so that customers will not be scalded when they shift the plate. To add the icing on the cake, there was no service charge or GST. The prices shown on the menu are all NETT. So affordable considering the quality and taste of the food. 

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Hidden gem !!!

Food/Drink 4 | Value 4 | Ambience 4 | Service 3
Total Reviews: 296

Full reviews and photos: Xuan Teahouse 怡心軒  located along Tanjong Pagar Road, a few units from 2D1N Soju Bang is a teahouse that specialises in conducting tea appreciation and tea tasting classes. In addition, they serve food and dim sum too.As we happened to be in the area on a Friday evening at around 715pm, I suggested this place. However, when we stared through the glass of the 2 units of the tea house, we were shocked to see that there was no one! It was empty, not a single customer. Should we enter? How come there was no one on a Friday and also considering that the past few eateries we walked past was filled to the brim especially 2D1N Soju Bang which had a long stretching queue.

After standing outside for what must have been a good 5 minutes, we decided to enter. As mentioned earlier, we were the only one. There's another unit next door which was empty too. The teahouse had an Oriental theme decoration with Chinese music being played softly in the background. It provided a good ambience for a chat and unwind away from the fast paced life.  The activities board full of tea appreciation and tasting that was conducted for students, exchange students, foreigners and organisations.A wide range of tea pots and tea leaves available. The White Tea was classified under special Chinese tea together with the likes of Pu-er, Jasmine and Oolong tea. To be frank I have never heard of White Tea before. Nor have I seen such tea leaves (so much for a foodie).

The White Tea (refillable) had a fragrant subtle flavour and was slightly sweet. It seemed to be accompanied by a grassy after-taste. Best for you to try this yourself. The best part is that this is refillable; sit down relax and enjoy the tea.. Also, of all the teas, this has the least caffeine. The Carrot Cake was soft, smooth and flavourful. It was steamed and was not oil or salty. Topped with shallots and dice spring onions, it was so savoury. At $3, this is well worth the price. We were told that they made the dim sum themselves (not factory made). The Chicken Feet was decent and was well marinated. The Fried Rice was surprisingly good with generous amount of ingredients. Suitable for sharing with two person. It was well fried and not overly oily.Yixing Xuan's Special Pancake was indeed special. It is a dessert and will be served at the end of the meal. The appearance of this dish reminded me of Bak Kua (BBQ Pork Slices). Outside, the pastry mixed with green tea was incredibly crispy. Inside (in between the layer of pastry), it was filled with warm melted red bean paste. The sweetness of the red bean paste was just right. A must try.

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Food/Drink 4 | Value 4 | Ambience 4 | Service 4
Total Reviews: 10

Lunched here the other day with my colleagues and we had a fairly enjoyable time - this is a traditional teahouse that whips up some homecooked dishes to go with your tea, and most of the dishes we tried were tasty and slurped down very quickly by all!

We had a mix of dim sum and other dishes - the dim sum menu is limited (compared to bigger dimsum-focused restaurants) but the yam cake, har gow and we ordered were good enough for us. We also ordered the black pepper pork and fried pork strips - the guys were slurping up the black pepper sauce, though I personally felt it was a bit on the watery side. The fried pork strips were also tasty (but not WOW), and according to the lady boss there are entire contingents of hungry workers that descend upon the teahouse solely for this dish...Indeed, after about 12.30pm or so, the teahouse fills up quite quickly with buzzing worker bees so if you have a big group, be sure to make a reservation!

And lastly, what's a teahouse without TEA - the brewed tea was great and the Taiwanese milk tea we ordered was also lovely - I had the menthol milk tea, which was refreshing and not too sweet. Prices were very reasonable and was tax inclusive - will be back on a non-weekday to fully soak in the atmosphere and enjoy the tea!

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Lunch @Yixing Xuan Teahouse

Food/Drink 4 | Value 5 | Ambience 4 | Service 4
Total Reviews: 68

Colleagues suggested me to have lunch there, so we went there today. It is just few minutes walking distance from our office, and I just realized that our office is so near to Chinatown.

The two shops are next to, the one we walked into is actually a place for tea, and we took the side door to the restaurant. My colleagues said they updated the menu and the price increases in comparison with that before. We ordered Steamed Chicken Rice, Fried Rice, Mee Sua and a plate of vegetable for sharing.

The service is good, and the food is tasty with reasonable price.

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