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Fu Xiao Xian: Yunnan-style Paper Wrapped Steamed Fish


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Fu Xiao Xian, a remarkable restaurant specializing in Yunnan-style cuisine, offers a unique and healthier choice for seafood enthusiasts and food lovers. Their culinary approach focuses on extracting the natural flavors of fish without using additional water, resulting in exquisite dishes.


One of the restaurant's standout features is its use of bamboo hats as wok lids, a tradition that hails from Yunnan and adds to the restaurant's distinctiveness. The secret behind their delectable steamed fish lies in using steam water and natural herbs for the soup. With the aid of cutting-edge technology, each fish is precisely steamed for 6 minutes, ensuring that it retains its moisture and nutritional value.


The paper-wrapped steamed fish, available in three different flavors - Garlic (Non-Spicy), Picked Pepper (Spicy), and Mala (Extra Spicy) - provides a unique twist to traditional seafood preparation. This cooking method involves wrapping fresh fish in paper before steaming and boiling, preserving the fish's natural freshness while offering a healthier alternative to charcoal-grilled fish. The recommended approach is to start by savoring the original soup's flavors and relishing the tender fish meat before adding your preferred hotpot ingredients. The fish itself is remarkably fresh, tender, and substantial. The addition of side dishes like Yunnan Rice Noodles and Long Cabbage complements the fish dishes splendidly.


Notably, Fu Xiao Xian has recently introduced customizable individual sets. These set meals offer a choice of five different soup bases, including Spicy Fish, Pumpkin Lemon Fish with Sauerkraut, Vitamin C Tomato Fish, Sauerkraut Fish, and Original Bone Broth Fish. While the default option comes with Seabass fillet, diners can opt for Dory Fish for an additional $2. The complimentary side dishes offer a wide selection, with eight choices, including Bean Sprouts, Potato Slices, Beancurd, Beancurd Skin, Sweet Potato Vermicelli, Black Fungus, Chinese Lettuce, and Enoki Mushroom.


Indulge in the robust and flavorful Original Bone Broth Fish, or savor the delightful fusion of sweet pumpkin and tangy sauerkraut in the Pumpkin Lemon Fish with Sauerkraut. For those seeking a healthy and zesty option, the Vitamin C Tomato Fish provides a tangy kick to the dish, making it an excellent choice for those with discerning palates. Fu Xiao Xian truly offers a culinary experience that combines tradition with innovation, ensuring a delightful meal for all its patrons.


Location: 200 Victoria St, #01-88/89 Bugis Junction, Singapore 188021

Tel: +65 8787 6791

Opening Hours: 11 am–10:30 pm


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