DaXi 大喜 – Dumpling Specialist from Taiwan

Dumplings is a food staple in China and there are dumpling speciality restaurants all over China. But I have not heard of shops specializing in dumplings outside of China. When a colleague told me about DaXi, a restaurant from Taiwan that specializes in dumplings, it quipped my curiosity and I decided to find out if it’s any good.

DaXi - Shop FrontDaXi has two restaurants In VivoCity and Ang Mo Kio Hub but I checked out the newly-opened DaXi takeaway kiosk at Novena Square.

DaXi – The Food

DaXi - MenuThis is DaXi (Novena Square) menu. As this is only a takeaway kiosk, there are only 3 types of dumplings and Taiwanese Lu Rou Fan available. The full-fledged restaurants at VivoCity and Ang Mo Kio Hub also offers noodle dishes and pancakes.

DaXi offers three flavors of dumplings – Original Pork 原汁原味 [S$8.80 for 5 pieces], Smoked Duck 香薰鸭肉 [S$9.80 for 5 pieces] and Chives & Pork 韭心包喜 [S$8.80 for 5 pieces].

DaXi - DumplingsOriginal Pork and Chives & Pork are  common dumpling flavors, I recommend getting Smoked Duck dumplings. The slight smokiness and saltiness from the smoked duck works surprisingly well.

There is also Pork Dumpling with Fragrant Mala Sauce 麻辣红油拌饺子 [S$9.80] for the spicy-loving folks.

It’s ironic that the Taiwanese Lu Rou Fan 飘香卤肉饭 [S$4.80] is the cheapest yet the most filling. The pork is perfectly braised with just enough fats to melt in your mouth. In fact, it is so good that I finished the whole bowl before realizing that I forgot to take a photograph.

Chilled Mango Coconut Pudding 芒果椰汁布丁 is a little disappointing. The coconut pudding is watery and not milky enough and the mango cubes does little to add sweetness to the dessert.


DaXi - Featured Image

Although DaXi’s dumplings are slightly more expensive than others, but I won’t mind occasionally going back for the Smoked Duck dumplings.

DaXi (Novena Square) – Takeaway Kiosk

Address: 238 Thomson Road, Novena Square #01-08, Singapore 307683

Telephone: 62500608

Opening Hours: Daily 10.30am – 9.30pm

DaXi (Ang Mo Kio Hub)

Address: 53 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, AMK Hub #B1-19/20, Singapore 569933

Telephone: 62576422

Opening Hours: Daily 11am – 10pm

DaXi (VivoCity)

Address: 1 Harbourfront Walk, VivoCity #02-83/83A

Telephone: 62522319

Opening Hours: Daily 11am – 10pm


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