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Delicious Southeast Asian cuisines in Xiamen

Updated: 22 Mar 2009
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When it comes to Southeast Asian cuisines, there is one place in Xiamen you can’t afford to miss - the international cuisine street in the Lujiang business district. It is where delicious Southeast Asian cuisines come together, where you can savour their various delicacies just as you will find them in their sunny homelands.

 

Whether you are looking for, the spicy, sweet and sour flavour combinations of Thai cuisine, the refreshing and original flavours of Vietnamese cuisine or the unique flavours Macanese cuisine which blends the southern Chinese and Portuguese cuisines, your palate will be excited by the distinctly exotic flavours of Southeast Asia.

 

1). THAI CUISINE

 

 

 

       

a) Jin Xiang Wan Thai Restaurant(金象湾泰国餐厅)

Add: Manila Floor, Overseas Chinese Seaview Town, He Xiang Xi Er Lu, Xiamen

Tel: 0592-2387999 2385477

 

Thai Cuisine is well-known for being hot and spicy, and for its balance of five fundamental flavours in each dish or in a meal as a whole — hot (spicy), sour, sweet, salty, and, optionally, bitter.

 

The Jin Xiang Wan Thai Restaurant displays the most authentic Thai style throughout, from its external appearance to its interior decoration. Their private rooms in particular are named after well-known tourist destinations in Thailand … Chiang Mai, Bangkok and Pattaya etc.

 

The chefs from Thailand are excellent, making the best use of pure, natural, Thai spices, and their elaborate dishes look more like works of art.

 

Some common dishes are:

 

- - Stir-fried crab in Thai curry sauce(泰式咖喱皇炒蟹)          109 

The crabs are cooked in an authentic Thai curry sauce.

 

- - Tom Yum Goong(冬荫功汤)   48 / small portion   78 / large portion

Tom Yum Goong, with its characteristic hot and sour flavours scented generously with herbs is probably one of the most famous Thai dishes all over the world. In Thai, "Tom Yum" means hot and sour and "Goong" means shrimp or prawns, so basically it is hot and sour shrimp soup. Important Ingredients: prawns, lime juice, galingale, lemon-grass, citrus leaves, bird’s-eye chillies and fish sauce or salt.

 

b) Mae Nan Thai Food (湄南小镇泰式自助餐)

Add: No. 85-87 He Xiang Xi Road, Overseas Chinese Seaview Plazas, Xiamen

Tel: 0592-5596666

Opening hours: 10:00-14:30, 17:30-22:00

 

They have special servings, including business lunch and dinner: For one person, you can order whatever you like without minimum order. For two persons and above, they serve set menus including Thai buffet, Thai Hot pot and self-service salad bar.

 

Monday- Friday:   Lunch -68/person   Dinner -78/person 

Weekend & Holiday: 78/person 

 

 

2). VIETNAMESE CUISINE

 

 

 

 

Jin Lan Wan Vietnamese Restaurant (金兰湾越南餐厅)

Add: 91-1 He Xiang Xi Er Lu, Overseas Chinese Seaview Plazas, Xiamen

Tel: 0592-2074999

 

Vietnamese cuisine is known for its use of fish sauce, soy sauce, rice, fresh herbs, fruit and vegetables. Vietnamese recipes use a diverse range of herbs, including lemon-grass, mint, Vietnamese mint, long coriander and basil leaves. Throughout Vietnam, the emphasis is on serving fresh vegetables and/or fresh herbs as essential side dishes along with dipping sauces. The Vietnamese also have a number of vegetarian dishes, as a result of Buddhist influences.

 

Some common dishes are:

 

- - Characteristic Vietnamese plate (特色越南拼盘)           88      

A combination of spring rolls, wrapped meat, sugar-cane shrimp and pork roll served with the classic Vietnamese fish sauce. Fish sauce is the most important ingredient in Vietnamese cuisine. It is fermented naturally for a long time and retains a high nutritional value as concentrated essence of fish.

 

- - Vietnamese Spring Rolls  (越南春卷)             18 / 4 rolls

Spring rolls are a traditional Vietnamese food. The Vietnamese name literally means minced pork roll. The ingredients include ground pork and shrimp mixed with chopped shiitake mushrooms and grated carrot, mixed with a special seasoning and wrapped in moistened rice paper, then fried to a crispy golden colour. The rice wrapper is sealed in a roll form using egg white. They can be eaten on their own, or wrapped in a lettuce leaf and dipped in fish sauce.

 

3). MACANESE CUISINE

 

Pu Jin Hui Macau Restaurant (葡锦汇澳门餐厅)

Add: 5 – 6 Floors, Yu Zhou Commerce Centre, overseas Chinese Seaview Plazas Phase II, Xiamen

Tel: 0592-8477777

 

The Macanese cuisine is unique to the Macau SAR and consists of a blend of southern Chinese and Portuguese cuisines, with significant influences from Southeast Asia and the Portuguese-speaking world. Many unique dishes have resulted from the spice blends that the wives of Portuguese sailors used when attempting to replicate their native European dishes. The ingredients and seasonings include those from Europe, Latin America, Africa, India, and Southeast Asia, as well as local Chinese ingredients.

 

 

Some common dishes are:

 

- - Crispy Beef(脆皮肥牛)         39/small portion         69/large portion  

Thick layers of tender and juicy beef are served with a very special dipping sauce resulting in an individual sweet and sour flavour.

      

- - Foie Gras with Eggplant strips (鹅肝酱茄条)            39

Foie Gras with Eggplant strips is the Macanese dish most highly esteemed by both regular eaters and discerning gourmets. The eggplant is very soft and fragrant and combined with morsels of Foie Gras.

 

NOTE: Prices stated here are accurate at the time of publication; however, they are for reference only and may differ from the actual menus. Please be informed that prices may change over time.

 

SOURCE: WOX Info

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