Xi Men Jie has affordable Taiwanese food in Westgate
With nine outlets across the island, you may have heard of affordable Taiwanese street food kiosk Xi Men Jie, but Westies, in case you missed it, there’s one right on your doorstep at Westgate. PSA: everything on the menu is priced under $10, so we mean it when we say it’s wallet-friendly!
Located in Basement Two of the mall, which is directly connected to Jurong East MRT Station, you’ll definitely spot Xi Men Jie with their neon-lit signage and bright blue trimmings.
Start with a bowl of their Braised Pork Rice ($6.50+/$7.50+), which comes with savoury braised pork, suan cai, AKA preserved vegetables and a hard-boiled braised egg on short-grain rice. Alternatively, you can have the lu rou, or braised pork, over Ramen ($7.90+).
Top up $0.60+ for extra suan cai if you’re a fan—it also helps to cut through the heavier flavours of the lu rou.
No Taiwanese street food stall is complete without orh ah mee sua, also known as oyster mee sua, but we get it: not everyone likes oysters. At Xi Men Jie, there’s Shredded Chicken Mee Sua ($6.50+/$7.90+), blanketed in a generous amount of meat.
The zhup is thick and gooey, and you get to choose whether you would like vinegar, parsley and chilli added. Besides shredded chicken, other options here include Crabmeat Mee Sua, Meatball Mee Sua, and of course, the quintessential Oyster Mee Sua. Like the shredded chicken option, every bowl is priced at $6.50+ for a regular-sized portion, and $7.90+ if you get the upsized version.
If you’re here for a light bite, consider ordering Cheese Onion Egg Pancake ($7.90+), which you can get wrapped with hotdog, ham, or pork floss. We especially enjoyed the refreshing Cucumber with Spicy Garlic Dressing ($3.90+), which you might have alongside Classic Egg Fried Rice (from $5+) and Roasted Taiwanese Sausage ($5.90+).
Accompany your meal with one of their house-made drinks as well! There’s Brown Sugar Boba Milk Tea ($3.40+/$4.10+), Three Brother Milk Tea ($5.40+) which has pudding, boba and grass jelly, and Color Ball Grass Jelly Milk Tea ($4.50+)!
Address: 3 Gateway Drive, B2-03/04, Westgate, Singapore 608532
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 10am to 10pm
Tel: 6517 9610
Xi Men Jie is not a halal-certified eatery
Photos taken by Casandra Nicholas.
This was a media tasting at Xi Men Jie.