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If you have watched Chinese martial arts movies or read kung fu novels at some point, you may have noticed that the characters tend to make a pit-stop in guesthouses to replenish their energy after a long journey.

In modern days, we can have a taste of these ancient guesthouses at Dian Xiao Er. At this Chinese restaurant chain, diners embark on a culinary journey back in time to ancient China to experience a gastronomic feast of ancient recipes.

Dian Xiao Er Chinese restaurants

Read to the end of this review to find out how you can win Dian Xiao Er vouchers to experience this memorable dining concept with your loved ones!

Duck roasted with Ten Wonder herbs

Duck roasted with Ten Wonder herbs
From S$12.90++ onwards

The signature dish is the herbal roast duck, which boasts a layer of crispy skin and tender interior infused with herbs. The duck is marinated overnight with a mixture of Chinese wine and herbs to allow the herbal flavours to permeate each duck. The roasting process releases the dark flavourful sauce, which tastes heavenly with the tender duck meat.

The roast duck is available in three flavours: angelica herb, Ten Wonder herbs and wild ginseng. The duck roasted with Ten Wonder herbs consists of ten herbs including astragalue, codonopsis root, dried longan and more.

Dong Po pork belly

Dong Po pork

You may wish to throw caution to the wind when you order the Dong Po pork, because it just tastes so good with the special sweet sauce and a melt-in-the-mouth. The cut of pork belly is well marinated with a concoction of spices and steamed till soft and tender.

Mongolian spare ribs

Mongolian spare ribs

Another signature dish is the Mongolian spare ribs, which comprise crispy ribs coated in a layer of delectable sauce with flavours of plum and black pepper.

Stir-fried lotus root with macadamia nuts

Stir-fried lotus root with macadamia nuts

For something lighter on the palate, go for the stir-fried lotus root with macadamia nuts. The nuts deliver a nice crunchy texture.

Silver cod fish

Silver cod fish in superior soy sauce

Served with a dash of soy sauce mix, the silver cod fish is popular with the kids. While tucking into this delicious fish, you can also reap health benefits of omega-3 fatty acid, vitamins and minerals at the same time.

Claypot frog & jumbo prawn beehoon with wine

Claypot frog & jumbo prawn beehoon with wine

The claypot frog & jumbo prawn beehoon with wine is one dish that certainly makes an impressive entrance. Frog legs and jumbo prawns fill up the claypot, brimming with a mild-flavoured stock spiked with Shaoxing wine.

Claypot frog & jumbo prawn beehoon with wine

Wanna try out these tantalising dishes for yourself? Join our giveaway below!

Dian Xiao Er
1. Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard #02-203/4 | Tel: +65 6337 1928
2. VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #02/137/8 | Tel: +65 6376 9786
3. Ang Mo Kio, 53 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 #B2-02 | Tel: +65 6484 2268
4. Jurong Point, 1 Jurong West Central 2 #03-26/27 | Tel: +65 67926268
5. Lot One, 21 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 #B1-32/33 | Tel: +65 6766 1776
6. Terminal 3, Changi Airport #03-42/43 | Tel: +65 6542 3789
7. Tampines One, 10 Tampines Central 1 #04-07/08 | Tel: +65 6783 6068
8. Nex Serangoon Central #02-09/10 | Tel: +65 6634 4828

Dian Xiao Er Vouchers Giveaway!

5 lucky Sparklette readers will each get to win S$50 dining vouchers from Dian Xiao Er.

  1. This contest is only open to members of the Sparklette and Dian Xiao Er Facebook pages. So if you haven’t, “Like” both pages now. (Bonus points if you decide to also “LikeSparklette Studio our web design company.)

  2. Leave a comment here using your Facebook name and a valid email address, and tell us the name of the dish you would most like to try at Dian Xiao Er.

Giveaway Details

  • This giveaway ends on December 9, 2012 (2359 hours Singapore time).
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