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Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Ah Zhong Mian Xian

When we speak about Ah Zhong Mian Xian, many will relate to the Ay Chung Mian Xian in Taiwan Xi Men Ding for their pronunciation is similar. However, this Taiwanese Restaurant located in South Bridge Road has no affiliation to the one in Taiwan.

Ah Zhong Mian Xian

Their menu was quite extensive and had a good variety of items. What's more, there is no service charge involved.


We were ushered to the 2nd floor and were kind of zoomed into the typical Taiwanese eatery environment. casual and basic without much elaborate furnishing.

Level 2 

Just too bad they ran out of pearls for the day and we had our sugar dose from their Brown Sugar Caramel Milk Tea & Taiwanese Black Sugar Winter Melon cold beverages.

Brown Sugar Caramel Milk Tea & Taiwanese Black Sugar Winter Melon (Cold) - $3

The Signature Mee Sua is a must-order dish from the menu for the restaurant's namesake. Mee Sua was well braised with braised pig intestines soaking up with the smooth and thick soup. Comparing this Taiwanese Classic to the bustling night market Ah Zhong Mian Xian of Xi Men Ding, I would say that the taste was somehow lacking the punch. I felt that it could be better with a stronger flavour. 

Signature Mee Sua 大肠面线 - $8.80

The Braised Intestine was well handled and prepared without any bitter taste. Besides featuring this Signature Mee Sua, there are also offering Rou Geng Mee Sua, SHrimps Mee Sua, Combo Mee Sua and even clear broth Mee Sua!

Braised Big Intestine

While we have a good benchmark of how a bowl of 3 cups of chicken should taste like, theirs was quite disappointing.

3 Cups Chicken 三杯鸡腿肉 - $17.90

No doubt that the chicken was marinated nicely with tenderness, but the condiments like ginger as well as basil leaves had not fully “exploded” their flavour in the dish. It lacked the touch of savoury and strong aroma.

Chicken Thigh Meat

A side combo where you get to enjoy a combination of Tempura and their Hakka Style Golden Fried Chicken.

Feng Food Gold Fried Duo 豐味炸双拼 -  $12.50 

Another Chef Recommended Item on the menu will be their Fluffy Fried Rice starring that cut slab of marinated pork chop that literally steals my appetite away. The rice looks good in its colour without being too greasy. It was a pity that it lacked the fragrance and taste to complement the delicious Pork Chop. In fact, we find that the presentation looked similar to one of the chained hawker stalls and could be done better with more flavour in it. In comparison, the chained hawker stall tasted even better.

Fried Rice with Marinated Pork 招牌猪扒蛋炒饭 - $12.30

All in all, the meal we had was reasonable and definitely, dishes could have done better. Perhaps this is only their first week of operation and they could be just overwhelmed by the crowd with their manpower. We will be back again in months' time for other items on their menu hoping that they fine-tune their food to suit the local taste buds.

No doubt that the queue, ordering and numbering system were overwhelming, but the kitchen and staff got our orders placed on our table in a steadfast manner.

Rating: 3 / 5

Ah Zhong Mian Xian
283 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058832

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