Ben Yeo’s Tan Xiang Yuan refreshes menu with a S$1 Peking duck promo

By Evan Mua April 19, 2024
Ben Yeo’s Tan Xiang Yuan refreshes menu with a S$1 Peking duck promo
This swanky Chinese restaurant is opened by local artiste Ben Yeo. Photos: Evan Mua/HungryGoWhere
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Anyone who keeps themselves up to date on local celebrity happenings would probably have heard of Tan Xiang Yuan in Little India.

The Chinese restaurant is located in a rustic detached house found along Dickson Road and was opened in Nov 2022 by local artiste Ben Yeo.

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It’s housed in a rustic detached house in Little India. Photo: Evan Mua/HungryGoWhere

It’s known for its range of nostalgic Chinese classics, ranging from live seafood to Peking duck.

As if its slew of signatures weren’t enough, Tan Xiang Yuan is adding more sumptuous dishes onto its menu.

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Here’s a new photo spot for your instagram OOTDs! Photo: Tan Xiang Yuan

On top of it all, there’s also a new photo spot in the restaurant: A unique smoke-filled alley that features an array of whimsical neon signs etched with iconic Singaporeean phrases such as “siao ah”.

New additions

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Shrimp balls — but jazzed up with foie gras and soup. Photo: Evan Mua/HungryGoWhere

You’ll find new dishes with inspired twists on familiar flavours.

One good example is the soup-filled foie gras shrimp ball (S$12 per piece) where Tan Xiang Yuan puts a luxe twist onto your regular shrimp balls. 

These bouncy balls are made with a medley of minced prawns, soup stock, pork knuckle, and foie gras, coated and fried with bread crumbs.

The result is a crunchy exterior with luscious fillings, but once you bite into it though, rich stock spurts out.

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Here’s a very unique dish inspired by the classic pork trotter jelly. Photo: Evan Mua/HungryGoWhere

The other is a one-of-a-kind lo han pork stomach (S$18) inspired by the increasingly rare pork trotter jelly — it features a whole pork stomach stuffed up with braised pork trotter.

The pork stomach is then sliced into tender and bouncy slices that are heavier on flavour and served with garlic chilli for a nice sharp contrast.

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The Australian lobster is a sight for sore eyes but the yam cake might be the showstopper. Photo: Evan Mua/HungryGoWhere

Should you be feeling extra fancy, Tan Xiang Yuan also puts a new golden garlic steamed lobster with yam cake (seasonal price) onto the menu.

Seafood lovers will surely be charmed by the fresh live Australian lobster, but the silky and comfortingly earthy yam cake might have stolen the show for us.

S$1 Peking duck

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Can’t believe it? Yes, you can get Peking duck for just S$1! Photo: Evan Mua/HungryGoWhere

Other than the new dishes on the menu, Tan Xiang Yuan is also offering a spectacular promo on its signature Peking duck (U.P. S$98) to celebrate the new menu.

In classic Peking duck fashion, morsels of crispy duck skin and meat are wrapped up in a delicate layer of rice paper rolls, then topped with scallions, cucumber and sweet sauce. The Tan Xiang Yuan version also includes corn fritters for extra crunch.

The only catch is that the S$1 Peking duck is only available with an order of the signature seafood pot (S$98 for small, S$188 for large).

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Tan Xiang Yuan’s signature seafood pot is a luxurious indulgence. Photo: Evan Mua/HungryGoWhere

Made for the most opulent seafood feast, the nourishing assemblage of prawns, abalone and fish maw is crisp and robust and tinged with plenty of seafood richness — all the makings of a very satisfying slurp.

The generous offer gives diners a chance to indulge in the signature dish for S$1 during lunch time, available daily and limited to one per table, with a minimum of four diners required. 

There is currently no end date announced and will be available until further notice!

This was a hosted tasting.

For more ideas on what to eat, read our stories on where to indulge in the best curry puffs in Singapore and the hottest new home-based business selling unique Chicago deep-dish pizzas.

Do explore the new GrabFood Dine-in service for awesome deals.

You can also book a ride to Tan Xiang Yuan to check out the new menu or get yourself some S$1 Peking duck.

Tan Xiang Yuan

1 Dickson Road
Nearest MRT: Jalan Besar
Open: Monday to Sunday (11.30am to 3pm, 5.30pm to 10pm)

1 Dickson Road
Nearest MRT: Jalan Besar
Open: Monday to Sunday (11.30am to 3pm, 5.30pm to 10pm)

Evan Mua


Evan started off writing about food on Instagram, before joining outlets such as Buro and Confirm Good to pursue his passion. His best work usually comes after his first whisky shot in the morning.

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