Quite a mouthful, this Chinese steamboat restaurant in Bugis, but that’s not surprising given its massive menu of Yunnan cuisine. Hotpot-style dishes are ubiquitous through the Chinese province of Yunnan, and here in Singapore the style is ably represented at Xiang Cao Yunnan Original Ecology Steamboat’s restaurant on Leang Seah Street, connecting Beach Road and North Bridge Road not far from Bugis MRT. Add thinly sliced meat, spices, mushrooms (a big part of Yunnan cuisine), seafood, vegetables and much more to customise a Chinese steamboat meal that’s best shared around the table. Book a table in advance to avoid disappointment.
Its just like HDL, but so much cheaper and nicer! In fact better than HDL i would say. Even if its cheap the quality of the food still has it's standard! Definitely coming back often! What is bad is that there is a time limit.
Great service at restaurant! Good variety of selection at buffet with nice soup base, friendly staff who are attentive and respnsive :) :) :) :)
Good quality food & staff is really friendly :) It's like HDL standard but at a cheaper price! Definitely worth coming back for! Only downside is there's a time limit and would have to adjourn elsewhere.
We have the Set A buffet which is quite worth for its price. The soups are good and the good thing is you can choose up to 4 soups for the same price of $8.
fresh food n such . many times here already. good service . but this recent visit went there around 7:30 and took the normal buffet and was told beef was out of stock :( peak hour and item was out of stock. Abit disappointed. but the mutton make up to it. everything great except Abit noisy at times .
I always dine there but it’s not buffet. So I was with my customer we eat n eat as we didn’t know there is a timing for buffet dinner,but we call for bill the manager was so rude talk so loudly n say buffet only 90 mins because today it’s not packed that’s why we give u all a chance. I’m like what kind of rude attitude is this. First they didn’t even mention about the time. 😡
Place was easy to locate and service was good. Ordering was made easy via ipad. The variety of selection was reasonable, ingredients were super fresh and reasonably priced. There was a variety of soup base to choose from. Their speciality soup base- mushroom was a little too overpowering for my friends and I. Skip that if you're not a great fan of mushroom. Would highly recommend the chicken and tomato soup base.
We took the cheaper dinner set. Selection for meat items was pretty limited but it was fine as we were not meat lovers anyway. Vegetables and mushrooms were really fresh. Soup base was good - not salty and overpowering.
The ordering was abit confusing for first timers. As there was an iPad to facilitate ordering but we cannot send the order to the kitchen directly without asking the service staff so seemed like the iPad was redundant? And they could do with more than 1 bathroom to minimize waiting time. Overall experience was ok.
Nice restaurant and fresh food. Find the place a bit squeezed though. The soup is nice and not MSG detected since we are not thirsty. Cost is about SGD40 per pax for Ala Carte. Buffet has time restriction of 1.5 hours.