Food Review: Dian Xiao Er (店小二) Restaurant


Hi Readers! Today I am going to share yummy Chinese food here and do check out for the giveaway contest at the end of the post too! Last week, I was invited to the Dian Xiao Er Restaurant located at Serangoon Nex shopping mall to try out their traditional Signature dishes.

This was my second time in life stepped into Dian Xiao Er Restaurant and I totally love the professional and traditional of the Chinese style interior design decoration at Nex outlet. It’s ambient look just like a realistic Inn (客栈) which you often see in China drama.

It was a fruitful evening to catch up with my great food tasting blogger friends! Through the food tasting session, we had tried out their top listed signature dishes – The Herbal Roast Duck and Hot Favorites dishes such as Roast Lamb Grassland Style, Claypot Pork Belly with Salted Fish, Wheatgrass Tofu, Spicy & Sour Fresh Fish Slices, Baked Fresh Prawns and etc…

One of the favourite foods I like from Dian Xiao Er was the Herbal Roast Duck! Well, I must admit that I am a very herbal person, the duck meat was tasteful and tender with the herbal flavor. Hence, the signature dish – Herbal Roast Duck are available in three flavours; Angelica Herb (当归), Ten Wonder Herbs (十全) & Wild Ginseng (泡参). Price for a small portion (approx. 2-3pax servings) starts from $12.90++ only.

Deep Fried Kailan with Floss

Claypot Pork Belly with Salted Fish – Thinly sliced pork belly served in claypot with shallots, dried chilli, ginger & salted fish. The salted fish is specially selected for its fragrance. This savoury dish goes very well with almost everything even if it’s a bowl of plain rice.

Sweet Pea & Celery with Cuttlefish

Spicy & Sour Fresh Fish Slices – A drizzle of our chef’s special Spicy & Sour Sauce over the fresh Tioman fish slices. A great accompaniment for those who likes bold flavours.

Roast Lamb Grassland Style – A mouth-watering dish served over hotplate. The lamb is tender and well marinated with spices. A sizzling sound from this dish announcing its arrival will keep guests deep in anticipation for the first bite.

Baked Fresh Prawns JiangNan (Gangnam) – Style Juicy & succulent River King Prawns, sautéed with wine, butter & herbs. Truly a delight among seafood lovers.

Overall, I enjoyed my dining with group of blogger friends at Dian Xiao Er Restaurant Nex outlet. As in line with health promotion board for healthier living, Dian Xiao Er will be providing 2 slices of Watermelon for the month of December 2012. All you have to do is to show them that you have LIKE the Dian Xiao Er Facebook Fan Page and you get the ‘dessert’ after your meal.


Dian Xiao Er 3x $50 Voucher GIVEAWAY CONTEST!

As collaboration together with Dian Xiao Er Singapore, we are giving away 3X [$50 e-vouchers] to our 3 lucky winners! Well, how to take part in this giveaway contest? All you have to do is to:


2nd – LIKE Hpility FAN PAGE:


Comment in this blog post below by telling us “WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH THIS $50 Voucher at DIAN XIAO ER Restaurant?” together with your NAME and EMAIL and Blog Link (if Have).

This contest will end on 28th December 2012, 23:59 Sharp. 3 Lucky winners will be announcing on HPILITY BLOG. Good Luck to everyone participates in this contest!

Dian Xiao Er Outlets in Singapore:
1. Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard #02-203/4 | Tel: 6337 1928
2. Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #02/137/8 | Tel: 6376 9786
3. Ang Mo Kio, 53 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 #B2-02 | Tel: 6484 2268
4. Jurong Point, 1 Jurong West Central 2 #03-26/27 | Tel: 67926268
5. Lot One, 21 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 #B1-32/33 | Tel: 6766 1776
6. Terminal 3, Changi Airport #03-42/43 | Tel: 6542 3789
7. Tampines One, 10 Tampines Central 1 #04-07/08 | Tel: 6783 6068
8. Nex Serangoon Central #02-09/10 | Tel: 6634 4828


  1. I would love to bring my family to Dian Xiao Er for dinner and have a post-celebration for my mom's birthday as I brought her for a short trip during her actual birthday and the family have yet had a celebration together! 😉

  2. I will bring my friends to dine in at Diao Xiao Er (: Something new and refreshing to dine in at Chinese restaurant together with friends as we always have American cuisine and had never thought of having chinese cuisine as our choice. And definitely, that Baked Great Prawns JiangNan and the Herbal Roasted duck will be a must to order because, it look so yummy and delicious!

  3. I will be bring my family and my relatives from Malaysia to dine in Dian Xiao Er during this festive season, as I thought this would be the best opportunity for them to enjoy during this trip down to Singapore. As mention in the post that the Herbal Roast Duck and Claypot Pork Belly with Salted Fish are the MUST TRY dishes, so I hope they would love them too! 😀

    Hing Siew Wing

  4. An Australian friend of mine who is coming over to Singapore for Christmas, he is what I call a gastronomic traveler as his journey is never complete with food, especially good food and Dian Xiao Er is one that that die die he must try!

    Merry Christmas in advance!

    Tan Janette

  5. Since I was young, my parent seldom eat outside food because they rather save the money on us. And being their children, I sometime feel they deserve the best and I really hope to win this vouchers so I can bring them out to enjoy a great Chinese cuisine dinner at Dian Xiao Er.


  6. My hubby.

    Before eating at Dian Xiao Er, he never like duck meat because he find the texture very coarse and the taste kind of bland and weird but having trying out Angelica Herbal Roast Duck for the first time, he fell madly in love with it. He also loves the other two versions, the Ten Wonder Herbal Roast Duck & Wild Ginseng Roast Duck as dearly for their flavorful, tender and juicy bites.

    As his birthday happens to fall on Christmas Day, this would a happy present and makes me a happy man!

    Thank you!

    Facebook ID: Grace Hoo

  7. Thanks for organising the giveaway!

    I would definitely bring my mother to taste the famed Herbal Roast Duck. Since Chinese New Year is approaching, this would be an ideal opportunity to visit Dian Xiao Er. Now is definitely the right time while my mother's teeth can still allow her to savour the taste of the duck meat!

    Grace Tan

  8. I will bring my self-professed 'cheena-piang' parents there because they love good Chinese food but can never bear to spend so much eating at restaurants! 🙂 They are going to absolutely ADORE the roast duck!

    Shu Rin

  9. Chinese cuisine is my all-time-favourite!

    I'm not a person who's fond of duck meat, however the moment I tried Dian Xiao Er's signature dish – Herbal roast duck (Angelica) I got hooked on it! The taste of the herbs definitely compliments well with the roast duck. For this, I have went back several times to dine! I'll have to compliment the service delivered to us during my visit to Nex's Dian Xiao Er! (i paid the service charge happily). This voucher will totally be ideal for me to bring my dearest folks to get a good reunion dinner during the cny. Their signature dish will definitely be one of the choices as always!

    p/s: not forgetting they serve the nicest jasmine tea!

    thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Wow..this make me saliva drooling now..
    I will bring my family there and I would like to order the following signature dish from Dian Xiao Er:
    1) Ten Wonder Herbs (十全) Roast Duck
    2)Baked Fresh Prawns JiangNan (Gangnam)
    3) Deep Fried Kailan with Floss
    4) Sweet Pea & Celery with Cuttlefish
    5) A bowl of fragnant white rice
    Hopefully it is way below $50. Else I will just mention I got this information from HPility and hope to get the discount for the remaining of the bill.

    Yong Soong Ooi


  11. Seriously, my husband is a miser. Though has been staying here for more than 10 years, he is still screaming about the high living standard in Singapore and always complaining about how expensive the food here are. Not only that, he is always saying that there is no such thing as a free lunch so I hope to win this to prove him wrong and give ourselves a good treat!