"Gourmandism is an act of judgement, by which we prefer things which have a pleasant taste to those which lack this quality." – Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

小霸王 (Xiao Ba Wang)

小霸王 (Xiao Ba Wang) is opened by Taiwanese actor based in Singapore 王建复.

xiao ba wang

xiao ba wang

It was horribly disappointing to taste such mee sua when the queue was so long.

mee sua

mee sua

Firstly there was no oyster. Secondly, the mee sua was too glue-y. Thirdly, the diced garlic left an ultra long lingering taste in your mouth, that you can’t seem to get rid of it no matter what you do. Fouthly, the price was $3.80 for that bowl of cheap mee sua which you can get 2 boxes of mee sua at NTUC. Ok, perhaps the meat ball that replaces the oyster was quite passable. Nah, it shall go into my condemn list.

Deep fried Chicken bites

Deep fried Chicken bites

Then on another day, we tried the deep fried chicken bites and the flower tea. The chicken bite was a bit too salty and the flower tea was… erm… you need an aquired taste for it. See my cousin’s depiction of the flower tea (a picture speaks more than a thousand words):

Flower tea
Flower tea

Stall name: 小霸王 (Xiao Ba Wang)

Location: Tampines 1 basement
Opens all day during shopping centre hours

4 responses

  1. ling

    It was indeed disappointing. My experience was just as you described. Even the tawainese chicken at the pasar malam was much better.

    June 24, 2010 at 5:36 PM

  2. adele

    xiao ba wang sucks! Shin Lin’s better. Start a following to boycott Xiao Ba Wang… Experienced super bad service there too, they were just too concerned for a quick turnover…. since jeff wang already makes so much $$, no need to contribute further

    August 7, 2011 at 8:19 PM

  3. Wendy

    How come I buy Mee sua the person never give me meatball

    April 14, 2012 at 2:08 PM

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