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10 must-eat Southeast Asian restaurants in Xiamen

Updated: 03 Nov 2016
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Whether your favorite Southeast Asian cuisine is Thai, Indonesian, or Vietnamese, you can enjoy the many flavors of Southeast Asia right here in Xiamen! Browse our picks of restaurants to visit if you're craving authentic Southeast Asian flavors.

 

Use the our Taxi Card to get to these places:

 

1. Savory Bali 香遇巴厘 Taxi Card
2. Starland Leaf 星洲蕉叶 Taxi Card
3. Ruan Shi Niang 阮氏娘越南料理 Taxi Card

4. Thai Cuisine 泰之家 Taxi Card

5. REDTHAI 红泰 Taxi Card
6. Baba Nyonya 娘惹南洋文化主题餐厅 Taxi Card
7. Nature Thai 泰自然花园餐吧 Taxi Card

8. CYCLO 洛城越南河粉 Location 1: Taxi Card, Location 2: Taxi Card
9. Pho 越南料理 Taxi Card
10.MING GU 鸣古印尼料理 Taxi Card

 

Savory Bali 香遇巴厘

 

Savory Bali has been a solid favorite of many local foodies for a good 11 years. As the first and only authentic Indonesian restaurant in Xiamen, Savory Bali has a celebrated Indonesian chef at the helm and an experienced culinary team that has worked together for more than ten years.

 

Curry crab

Curry chicken

 

The restaurant boasts a delightfully magnificent and colorful cuisine. Savory Bali offers a good range of Indonesian cuisine, as well as select Thai and Malaysian dishes including curry, satay, Bak-Kut-Teh, and Nyonya food.

 

 Curry shrimps

 

Pickled raw shrimps

 

Indonesian BBQ

 

Savory Bali is a warm and friendly place that offers insights into the Indonesian culture, paired with excellent food and unsurpassed service. It is a place where guests always know they will get the best of Indonesian hospitality and gastronomy.

 

Price: about RMB 110 per person

 

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Address: 1F Xinzhonglin Hotel, No.18 Lianhua Nan Road
莲花南路18号新中林酒店1楼
Tel: 0592-5138080

 

Starland Leaf 星洲蕉叶

 

Starland Leaf offers a wide range of Southeast Asian dishes with a focus on Thai cuisine. Their curry crab is touted by many as one of the best in the city. It is prepared with the freshest crab and cooked in a flavorful sauce that pairs perfectly with the tender crabmeat. Also popular is the appetizing lemon steamed fish. The meat is incredibly tender and the spices yield an enchanting aroma that will leave you craving more.

 

Curry crab

 

Lime fish

 

Price: about RMB 95 per person

 

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Address: 3015,3F, District C,Zhonghuacheng, Siming Nan Road
思明南路189号中华城C区3F 3015号
Tel: 0592-2028 299

 

Ruan Shi Niang 阮氏娘越南料理


Ruan Shi Niang specializes in traditional Vietnamese cuisine. The restaurant is located on the 3rd floor of the Xiamen Shimao Cross-Strait Plaza, one of the most momentous and iconic places in Xiamen. Eighty percent of the restaurant's ingredients are imported from Vietnam, whose cuisine is considered as among the healthiest in the world.

 

Mango and fish rice paper roll

 

 Pho

 

Price: about RMB 50 per person

 

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Address: 320, 3F, Shimao EMALL, No. 182, Yanwu Xi Road.
厦门市思明区演武西路182号世茂EMALL3楼320铺
Tel: 0592 - 2098995

 

Thai Cuisine 泰之家

 

Thai Cuisine is a home-away-from-home for Thai expats living in Xiamen, and a hideaway for Xiamen residents. The proprietor, who is from Thailand, brings genuine Thai cooking to the coast.

 

 

 

Price: about RMB 80-100 per person

 

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Address: #4-8, Baihe Road
白鹤路4-8别墅
Tel: 0529-2051583

 

 REDTHAI 红泰

 

Situated on the second floor of Swiss International Hotel Xiamen, REDTHAI is a traditional a la carte restaurant with a stylish, modern interior decor. Head Chef Supachai Saisoigeon from Thailand is an expert culinary artist with over 30 years of experience in Thai cuisine. He has created an extensive menu blending traditional, authentic Thai fares with touches of contemporary Thai cuisine.

 

 

 

 

Price: about RMB 120 per person

 

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Address: 2F, Swiss International Hotel, No. 12, Lu Jiang Dao 
厦门市鹭江道12号厦门瑞颐大酒店2楼 
Tel: 0592-6366666-24

 

Baba Nyonya 娘惹南洋文化主题餐厅

 

Tucked away in the Dongchen Hotel on Jiahe Road, Baba Nyonya serves comforting Southeast Asian dishes full of flavor and authenticity. Popular dishes on the menu include fried chicken, satay kebab, beef Rendang, Bak-Kut-The, Starland crab, and curry weever.

 

"Super aromatic" fried chicken 特香鸡

 

Beef rendang

 

Price: about RMB 68 per person

 

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Address: 1F, Back Zone, Dongchen Hotel, No. 92, Jiahe Road
嘉禾路92号东辰大酒店后区一层(莲坂明发商业城旁)
Tel: 0592 – 5229766

 

Nature Thai 泰自然花园餐吧

 

This serene, garden-theme restaurant in Xinlinghui Square on Lujiang Dao excels at attentive service and authentic Thai cuisine.

 

 

 

 

 

Price: about RMB per person 

 

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Address: M101B, Xinlinghui Square, No. 18, Lujiang Road
鹭江道18号新领荟广场 M101B
Tel: 0592-5222290

 

CYCLO 洛城越南河粉


CYCLO boasts the best pho noodle soup in town. Guests can add spices such as lime, basil, and chili by themselves. CYCLO now has two locations in Xiamen, one in Smart Hero, another in Wanyuecheng shopping mall.

 

Special beef noodle soup

 

Grilled lemon grass pork chop

 

Price: about RMB 70 per person

 

Location 1: Taxi Card

 

Address: Smart Hero, No.625, Xianyue Road
仙岳路625号台湾山庄骏豪美食汇内(近SM二期)
Tel: 0592-5115679

 

Location 2: Taxi Card

 

Address: L1-035B, Wanyuecheng, Riyuan Erli
湖里区日圆二里建发湾悦城L1-035B店铺
Tel: 0592-2100368

 

Pho 越南料理

 

This authentic Pho noodle soup is a favorite of foreign students and expats. In addition to pho, this small and cozy eatery also offers a selection of Vietnamese dishes such as rice rolls, citronella chicken rice, and citronella chicken noodles. 70% of their ingredients are imported from overseas, while 30% are planted by themselves. They also have stores in Canada and Australia.

 

 

 

 

Price: about RMB 37 per person

 

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Address: No. 57, Xiaxi Road 

霞溪路57 号
Tel: 0592-2070250, 13600959995

 

Minggu 鸣谷印尼料理

 

Minggu is a traditional Indonesian restaurant housed in an old arcade building in Xiamen. Minggu means “Sunday” in Indonesian. The restaurant's relaxing and leisurely atmosphere makes it an ideal place for hanging out with friends and family.

 

 

 

 

Price: about RMB 70-80 per person 

 

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Address: No.155 Mingzu Road, Siming District, Xiamen, China 
民族路155号(冷冻厂公交车站旁) 
Tel: 0592-2068133
 

 

SOURCE: WOX Food

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