Xi Yan – Singapore

Founded by Jacky Yu, Xi Yan adheres to a philosophy that only the freshest of ingredients are used each day. Xi Yan menu is delicately crafted by the chefs and changes regularly. Jacky Yu, nicknamed ‘Hong Kong’s Jamie Oliver’, Xi Yan restaurant rides on his years of food experience as a food critic and cooking instructor. His impressive resume includes representing China at the food expo event, Bocuse D’or, alongside greats like Pierre Hermes and being selected by Phaidon to appear as one of the world’s top ten master chefs in a publication that also highlights Gordon Ramsay and Alain Duccase.

Working off the fundamentals of Chinese cooking as created by Chef Yu, Xi Yan’s modern Chinese cuisine employs only the freshest ingredients which are then transformed into comforting fare. Enjoy familiar dishes given a creative twist – Salivating Spicy Chicken, Yunnan Ham Niang Dou Fu in Special Broth, and Steamed Cod Fish with Pickled Chili on Rice Noodles are but some of the mouth-watering items on offer and you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Our favourite dishes are Salt & Pepper Deep Fried River Prawns, Greenhouse Tomatoes in Wasabi Sesame Sauce, Pagoda Dongpo Pork with Mei Cai!

AP Tips: There is a bar inside the restaurant where you can try Lang Jiu cocktail thats perfect for your instagram. Chinese gourmet bar food pairings with a few of their signature cocktails.

The extensive food range – varied enough that you’d need to bring a large group or come back several more times – combined with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere makes Xi Yan a convenient place in the heart of Maxwell road where you can enjoy quality casual Chinese meals at affordable prices.

Nicholas Lin

Nick is a multi-faceted, entrepreneur, restauranteur, and luxury curator. Passionate about wine, good food, fitness and travel, Nick left his management consulting job in New York City to pursue his passions for food and started a chain of sit-down restaurants in Singapore. After exiting the F&B business in 2019, he began to explore his other passions for fine wines, luxury travel, and a healthy lifestyle. Nick obtained WSET level 2 and attends numerous wine masterclasses each year. He writes about a myriad of topics and aspires to produce films in the very near future.

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