Xiao Ya Tou Review: Wacky East-Meets-West Fusion Brunch At A Retro-Chic Bistro

Cafe Brunch with A Crazy Asian Twist Tucked away on quiet Duxton Hill, Xiao Ya Tou is a modern fusion restaurant and bar that boldly revolts against convention.  Opened by the same folks behind Symmetry, Xiao Ya Tou serves a brazen menu of hybrid brunch creations by infusing Asian flavours into Western cafe staples. With an unabashedly quirky style and imaginative dining concepts, they certainly stand out among the string of new eateries popping up everywhere. The lure of mythical-sounding dishes like unagi eggs benedict and mantou ice-cream sandwiches was too hard to resist, and so I headed down on a Saturday morning to check out their brunch offerings. Food at Xiao Ya Tou Every order of a main dish will get you a complimentary bowl of soup – Tau Suan (sweet mung bean soup) in our case – accompanied by a Deep-Fried Mantou bun. The glazed golden-brown mantou had been fried so fresh, that when pulled apart, I could see steam rising from its pillowy white interior. Even though this starter was nothing out of the ordinary, the sheer satisfaction of dunking a piece of fluffy, slightly crispy mantou into warm sweet bean soup is real. This solid pairing served … Continue reading Xiao Ya Tou Review: Wacky East-Meets-West Fusion Brunch At A Retro-Chic Bistro