Five Restaurants in Singapore to Get Your Xiao Long Bao Fix


Five Restaurants in Singapore to Get Your Xiao Long Bao Fix

Xiao long bao is finally getting the Gen Z clout it deserves, thanks to the YouTube and TikTok foodie creators making content about this internationally acclaimed dish. Dubbed as “pillow of happiness” by the late American celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, xiao long bao is a classic Chinese dumpling filled with flavourful pork stuffing and tasty soup broth. It can be eaten as is, but it’s best consumed after dipping it in chinkiang vinegar sauce. No matter if it’s your first time in Singapore or not, these Chinese restaurants are the best places to munch on mouthwatering (literally and figuratively) dumplings.

Din Tai Fung

Din Tai Fung is usually the first restaurant that comes to mind when thinking of xiao long bao. They offer an adventurous selection of Chinese dishes for all types of foodies including wontons, dumplings, noodles, and more. Their xiao long bao dumplings (S$9.90) are filled with meaty pork and sizzling hot broth, even picky eaters will be thrilled. Din Tai Fung has a myriad of restaurants in Singapore, but the easily accessible branch is tucked on the lower level of Junction 8 Shopping Centre.

Location: Din Tai Fung, 9 Bishan Place, Junction 8 Shopping Centre, Singapore

The Dim Sum Place

The Dim Sum Place, a restaurant dedicated to offering authentic Cantonese cuisine, is home to one of the best-tasting xiao long bao dumplings in the city. They have two variants: shrimp dumplings (S$6.90) for seafood lovers and chicken dumplings (S$5.90) for those looking for an alternative to pork. The restaurant is conveniently located at Changi City Point, one of the premiere shopping centres in Singapore.

Location: The Dim Sum Place, 791 North Bridge Road, Changi City Point, Singapore

Yum Cha Restaurant

Born in 2000, Yum Cha Restaurant is a 22-year-old Chinese food hotspot that boasts dim sum delights high in fibre and prebiotics. For S$5.20, you can chomp on their bestselling xiao long bao dumplings. For the adventurous ones, you can indulge in their unique dumpling served in blazing warm soup for S$10.80. Yum Cha Restaurant has two branches: one in Chinatown and another in Changi.

Locations: Yum Cha Restaurant, 20 Trengganu Street, #02-01 Singapore; 6 Changi Business Park Ave. 1 #01-33, Biz Park @ Changi Singapore

Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant

One of the most notable household names in Singapore is Swee Choon, a dim sum restaurant famous among locals and tourists. Like some of the other restaurants in the city, Swee Choon offers a chewier and juicer variety of xiao long bao dumplings. You can have a taste of the crowd-favourite dish for S$251. The restaurant has several branches in Singapore with its main location in Jalan Besar.

Location: Swee Choon, 191, Jalan Besar, Singapore 208882

Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks

Those who want to have a taste of xiao long bao without leaving home will be delighted to order from Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks’ online delivery service. They offer delectable treats inspired by Taiwan’s nightlife street food. The restaurant’s digital menu includes fried chicken, crepes, oysters, and the star of the show: xiao long bao. To know the price list, visit Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks’ website here.

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