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Head here for bold Asian-inspired dishes like udon noodles with XO chicken ragout, squid ink nasi goreng and calamansi soft serve.
By Jasmine Crittenden
March 06, 2020
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XO

Head here for bold Asian-inspired dishes like udon noodles with XO chicken ragout, squid ink nasi goreng and calamansi soft serve.
By Jasmine Crittenden
March 06, 2020
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If you think you know Southeast Asian food, you're in for a ride at XO Restaurant. Here, Malaysian-born head chef AK Ramakrishna gives traditional dishes a whole new life. One item on the menu that's pretty hard to skip over is the Asian Bolognese ($22), where stir-fried udon noodles meet Ramakrishna's signature XO chicken ragout and comes topped with a 60-degree egg. You can also tuck into steamed dumplings, pork katsu banh mi and XO's spin on nasi goreng with squid ink fried rice, spanner crab and 'fluffy egg floss'.

For dessert, opt for the calamansi soft serve or go all-in with the Chengdu Snow with chilli white chocolate mousse, sichuan pepper, goma (Japanese spinach salad) and freeze-dried mandarin. Groups of six or more are encouraged to jump on the banquet menu — it costs $75 per person and includes ten dishes, plus a side and dessert. XO scored its first Chef's Hat this year, so things have been busy — we recommend booking ahead.

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