These adorable, juicy little morsels are some one of the most satisfying things on earth. The only downside about them is their small portions. They’re just way too easy to devour dozens at a go! Are you looking for xiao long bao buffet spots where you can eat all you like? For all the folks with large appetites or dim sum and buffet-lovers out there, here are some of the best dim sum and xiao long bao buffet spots in Singapore!
One of the most beautiful restaurants in Singapore, Cherry Garden is designed according to feng shui. Offering an eclectic menu of Cantonese cuisine presented with artistic modern flair, a meal here is sure to be unforgettable. Don’t miss their weekend dim sum buffet at $88++ for adults, $40++ for kids aged seven to 12. Apart from their Steamed Juicy Pork Xiao Long Bao, dim sum favourites include Crispy Wasabi-aioli Prawns with Fresh Mango and Tobiko, and delicious Steamed Kurobuta Char Siew wrapped with a fluffy bao.
Expect a sophisticated xiao long bao buffet experience at Hai Tien Lo. Satisfy all your cravings at their weekend dim sum buffet ($73++ per adult, $36.50++ per child) and weekday dim sum buffet ($60.80++ per adult, $33.80++ per child). Other than their handcrafted Shanghai steamed xiao long bao, enjoy delectable dishes such as the Steamed Charcoal Barbecue Pork Bun with Black Truffles and Deep-Fried Potato Puff with Crab Meat and Cheese!
Showcasing exquisite yet hearty Cantonese fine dining cuisine that will satisfy even the most discerning gastronomes and xiao long bao fans, Yan Ting always impresses when it comes to dim sum in Singapore! Be enthralled by delectable dim sum delights and complete the experience with complimentary flow of beverages including champagne; perfect for cherished gatherings with friends and family. Dig into dig sum ranging from XL Xiao Long Bao to Black Truffle Siew Mai and Steamed Chicken Claw in Black Bean Sauce, plus a huge choice of mains! Prices don’t come cheap though – the weekend dim sum buffet starts from $138++ with tea and goes up to $208++ to include champagne, wine and beer.
For something much more wallet-friendly, head over to Yum Cha at Chinatown for their traditional Cantonese dim sum. Dig into all the XLBs and all your favourite bite-sized delicacies off their Weekday Dim Sum Buffet available from Tuesday to Friday at $26.80++ per adult. For XLB fans, enjoy this all-you-can-eat xiao long bao buffet experience alongside other delectable dishes such as the Scallop Pea-shoot Dumpling, Prawn Wonton Crisps and Truffle Mushroom Bao. Make sure to also leave room for their mains like Guilin Chicken Claw Rice and Pork Ribs with Garlic Rice!
Treat yourself to Jade’s selection of dim sum dishes in their Weekend Yum Cha ($55++ per person). For XLB fans, this xiao long bao buffet presents a dish with a twist. The Bak Kut Teh Xiao Long Bao is one of Jade’s must-try signature dishes, and we’re sure you’re gonna love it as much as we did! XLBs aside, other must-try dishes include the Crispy Lobster Dumpling and Abalone Siew Mai. There are also a variety of soups, side dishes, mains and desserts. From the Roasted Honey-glazed Iberico Pork to Oven-Baked Egg Tart and Braised Bird’s Nest and Truffled Egg White Broth, you’re sure to leave thoroughly satisfied. You can also opt to pair your meal with wine or champagne for a top up!
XLB fanatics can also head on over to Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao at Holland Village for their 90-minute Xiao Long Bao buffet. At $32.90++, you'll get to enjoy an unlimited flow of original Xiao Long Bao and in creative flavours such as salted egg yolk, chilli crab, and mushroom. Best known for its skilfully crafted snacks and delicacies, enjoy subtle and light flavours that will nevertheless tantalise your tastebuds.
A spot where you can indulge in both a steamboat buffet AND a xiao long bao buffet? Sign me up! Guo Fu Steamboat combines the two for a truly hearty meal. Located in Chinatown, their XLBs are plump and juicy. The soup concealed within was sweet and the skin was just right. It's definitely better than those you’ll get at your run-of-the-mill restaurant chains. So make sure to try a basket or two before digging into the steambaot!