饗好吃 Xiang Taiwanese Desserts and Food: Affordable Taiwanese lu rou fan & comforting desserts in the neighbourhood

While Thomson may be perceived as a relatively quiet neighbourhood in comparison to busier parts of the country, this area undoubtedly houses some of the best eateries in Singapore. If you’re ever craving some lu rou fan or mee sua while in Thomson, be sure to drop by 饗好吃 Xiang Taiwanese Desserts and Food.

xiang taiwanese - storefront

饗好吃 Xiang Taiwanese Desserts and Food is located along Upper Thomson Road. The Taiwanese eatery features a statue of its adorable penguin mascot by its entrance, ensuring that you’ll find it easily.

The restaurant is owned by a Taiwanese boss, and imports its ingredients and rice from Taiwan— hence, you can rest assured that your meal will be of the utmost authenticity. Additionally, MSG and artificial flavourings are not used in their dishes.

xiang taiwanese - interior

Stepping into the space reveals cute murals of famous paintings across its walls. In addition to serving popular Taiwanese main dishes and sides, their menu also boasts a wide array of desserts and drinks.

What I tried at 饗好吃 Xiang Taiwanese Desserts and Food

xiang taiwanese - Taiwanese Braised Pork Rice

If you love lu rou fan, 饗好吃 Xiang Taiwanese Desserts and Food’s Taiwanese Braised Pork Rice (S$9.80) is a must-try. This incredible dish contains not just chopped bits of braised pork, it also has large, whole slices of pork belly, plus a gorgeous jammy egg to top it all off.

xiang taiwanese -Taiwanese Braised Pork Rice

The pork belly slices are huge, with a good amount of fat and meat. The tender pork is well-marinated too, ensuring that each bite is packed with a nice braised flavour.

xiang taiwanese - Taiwanese Braised Pork Rice

Dig your spoon deeper into the bowl to uncover the warm, fluffy rice and bits of braised pork beneath. This dish is super comforting, through and through, with a nostalgic homely flavour that reminds me of home-cooked dishes.

xiang taiwanese - Taiwanese Braised Pork Rice

The jammy egg is the perfect addition to the Taiwanese Braised Pork Rice as its jamminess makes the dish a little creamier and more complex. Overall, this dish is simply perfect as a delicious and satisfying meal to curb your Taiwanese food cravings.

xiang taiwanese - Braised Intestine Mee Sua

For something a little more soupy, 饗好吃 Xiang Taiwanese Desserts and Food’s Braised Intestine Mee Sua (S$7.90) is a fantastic alternative. This bowl of mee sua is topped with slices of braised intestines, plus a small dollop of chilli to spruce up the dish.

xiang taiwanese - Braised Intestine Mee Sua

I adore how the mee sua is smooth and silky while the gravy isn’t too thick or starchy— it is at the perfect level of viscosity while maintaining a slight stickiness, making it satisfying to slurp up. The warm mee sua is similarly comforting like the previous Taiwanese Braised Pork Rice, and isn’t too salty either.

The braised intestines are gelatinous and tender, almost melting in my mouth. Those who fancy intestines won’t want to miss out!

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xiang taiwanese - Drunken Chicken Roll

The Drunken Chicken Roll (S$9.90) is a great side to share with your fellow diners. This chicken dish, served chilled, consists of cute circular slices of chicken soaked in rice wine and chicken stock.

xiang taiwanese - Drunken Chicken Roll

Each slice is tender and flavourful, with the meat being marinated beautifully. Every bite is laced full of briny and umami notes, and the bite-sized cuts of chicken are convenient for both sharing and consuming.

xiang taiwanese - Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken

Fancy something a bit crispier? 饗好吃 Xiang Taiwanese Desserts and Food’s take on Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken (S$7.50) is a great choice for a crunchier experience.

xiang taiwanese - Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken

Each chicken piece is juicy yet crispy, and I love how it isn’t too oily either. Compared to other popcorn chicken, their version has a rich umami-ness that resembles wine— like the Drunken Chicken Roll, the chicken is marinated so well that the flavours seep all the way throughout the meat.

xiang taiwanese - Taiwan Sausage

Anticipate an experience that far surpasses any ordinary, boring offering when you order the Taiwan Sausage (S$4.20) — the version here is succulent, with a good balance of sweet and savoury flavours.

xiang taiwanese - Taiwan Sausage

The sausage isn’t too overwhelming in taste, and the pickled cucumbers are sweet and piquant with a slight crunchiness, complementing the soft texture of the sausages.

xiang taiwanese - Xiangs Signature Dessert

Xiangs Signature Dessert (S$5.50) combines a huge variety of ingredients to create a concoction that is exciting in both taste and texture— the dessert bowl features a base of grass jelly and beancurd, and is topped with yam, sweet potato, kidney beans, green beans, red beans, peanuts, tapioca pearls, jelly and chewy sweet potato balls.

xiang taiwanese - Xiangs Signature Dessert

This is the perfect dessert for anyone who enjoys traditional Taiwanese dessert bowls. All elements aren’t too sweet, and the various textures from the different ingredients make Xiangs Signature Dessert so enticing to consume.

xiang taiwanese - Sesame Almond Paste

饗好吃 Xiang Taiwanese Desserts and Food’s Sesame Almond Paste (S$3.50) is a simpler dessert, where half the bowl is filled with sesame paste while the other half contains almond paste.

xiang taiwanese - Sesame Almond Paste

You have the choice to blend the sesame and almond pastes for a harmonious flavour, or savour them separately to experience the best of both worlds. As this dessert is served hot, it tastes even more comforting and satisfying, warming your belly up with its nutty flavours.

xiang taiwanese - Xiang Signature Fruit Tea

Finally, the Xiang Signature Fruit Tea (S$4.80) is the best pairing to any of your dishes. This delicious beverage is filled with various fruits, making it super refreshing to slurp down. I can’t get enough of the generous chunks of fruit within the tea! 

Final thoughts

xiang taiwanese - dishes

饗好吃 Xiang Taiwanese Desserts and Food truly embodies the homely nature of good Taiwanese food, with delicious and affordable dishes and desserts to tuck into. I especially like how the restaurant combines Taiwanese mains, sides and desserts all under one roof, making it extra convenient to satisfy your cravings for mee sua, fried chicken, dou hua and bubble tea.

The next time you’re in Thomson, why not drop by for a great Taiwanese meal?

Expected damage: S$7.90 – S$20 per pax

*This post was brought to you in partnership with 饗好吃 Xiang Taiwanese Desserts and Food.

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饗好吃 Xiang Taiwanese Desserts and Food

224 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574356

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饗好吃 Xiang Taiwanese Desserts and Food

224 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574356

Telephone: +65 9749 4047
Operating Hours: 11.30am - 9.30pm (Daily)
Telephone: +65 9749 4047

Operating Hours: 11.30am - 9.30pm (Daily)
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