6 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089592
Tel: (+65) 6226 1965
A self proclaimed “Naughty Modern Asian Restaurant Bar”, Xiao Ya Tou is churning up Duxton Hill’s old seedy past with its references to the darker side of night time entertainment. Xiao Ya Tou (which stands for ‘little imp girl’ in Chinese) have walls decked with Vintage pin up girls and there is a definite tongue in cheek dingy-hipster vibe going on. On the menu: Asian tapas style sharing plates – all of which sound interestingly exotic and tempting. 36hour oven-roasted pork belly with fermented black bean salsa, lightened with fresh green pea tendrils and an extremely moreish starter of deep fried Otak Otak wrapped in phyllo pastry with peanut sauce ($12). Indian influenced Lamb Shank Curry with potatoes, apricot chutney and popadom ($28), Pancetta and Brussel Sprout Salad ($12), Twice Cooked Short Ribs (32) and a fun rice dish with different toppings – Lu Rou Fan ($9) comes in a rice bucket with a rainbow of preserved veg and wagyu beef which you toss together. This quirky fun spot also offers late night Sliders (bao style) to go with your cocktails to complete the drinking den feel.