Wo Wo Dian: 130-Year-Old Sichuan Restaurant At Raffles City Now Offering Opening Promotions From May 16 To 19!

Introducing Wo Wo Dian, a celebrated steamed bun and rice noodle concept with a history dating back to 1889! Rooted in the rich culinary traditions of Mianyang, China, this family-run establishment, now managed by fifth-generation culinary experts, remains dedicated to preserving its age-old recipes.


Wo Wo Dian: Traditional Recipes Over 130 Years Old

While renowned for its signature steamed buns and rice noodles, Wo Wo Dian’s menu has expanded to include Mapo Tofu, Boiled Pork Belly with Spicy Sauce, and Firecracker Chicken, all offering exceptional value for money. Experience over 130 years of authentic flavours and tradition with each bite.

Founder Fang Hong Xing, originally from Guangdong, was part of the Huguang Tian Sichuan migration, which saw a significant influx of Huguang people settling in Sichuan. This movement played a crucial role in the rejuvenation and prosperity of Sichuan.

In 1889, Fang moved to Mianyang and opened a restaurant on old Jing Zhong Street. Situated in a low-lying area at the junction of two streets, the locals began calling it “Ao Ao Dian” (凹凹店). Over time, the name evolved to “Wo Wo Dian” due to the similar pronunciation.

What makes Wo Wo Dian’s handmade steamed buns so special is their unique technique, which insists on using laomian, a traditional sourdough method. This involves blending organic flour with a starter that has fermented, resulting in an exterior with incredible depth of flavour and a unique texture.

The dough perfectly houses various fillings, showcasing the brand’s dedication to authenticity. This time-honoured bun-making technique has even been included in the Mianyang City catalogue for the protection of intangible cultural heritage.

What’s On The Menu


Signature dishes include the Century-Old Traditional Pork Bun ($8.90). The exterior of this bao is a textural delight: soft yet slightly chewy with a firm bite. The pork filling is lightly flavoured, ensuring it never becomes cloying.

Prefer something with a more savoury punch? Opt for the Century-Old Traditional Sauce Pork Bun ($7.90). This bun features juicy pork meat coated in a flavourful, house-made sauce, delivering a rich and satisfying taste experience.


Ready your camera as the Boiled Pork Belly with Spicy Sauce ($25.90) is served, with the waitstaff pouring hot fragrant oil over the hunks of meat for a sizzling sensation. The taste matches the spectacle — the pork belly boasts a perfect fat-to-meat ratio and is superbly tender.

Continue the meat indulgence with the value-for-money Firecracker Chicken ($13.90). The chunks of chicken are deep-fried to golden-brown perfection, delivering the perfect level of spiciness and numbness.


Next is the Kung Pao Eggplant with Fragrant Shrimp Balls ($22.90), an exclusive dish available only in Singapore. The eggplant is fried until crispy on the outside and airy on the inside, then coated with Wo Wo Dian’s house-made tomato sauce. Reminiscent of the local favourite sweet and sour pork, the dish also features a generous portion of shrimp balls, adding a delightful twist to the classic flavour profile.

The heavenly Szechuan Beef Broth Rice Noodles ($13.90) will have you heaping praises on it. The noodles are incredibly soft, with every strand soaking up the flavourful beef broth .

Don’t take beef? Opt for the Classic Chicken Broth Rice Noodles ($14.90) — the same silky noodles swim in a light yet palatable soup. Chickpeas are a nice surprise in the chicken soup, contributing a delightful nutty flavour.

In addition to mains, the menu features a variety of cold appetizers. Living up to its name, the Mouthwatering Chicken ($10.90) presents tender chicken enhanced by a blend of well-balanced spices and aromatic spring onions. Unlike the typical bamboo shoots, the Crispy Bamboo Shoot ($6.90) stands out with its vibrant green colour and is flavoured with a numbing pepper sauce.

At Wo Wo Dian, desserts are crafted with meticulous care. The Poached Pear in Rice Wine ($6.90) undergoes a detailed 15-step process. A whole snow pear is boiled for three hours and then blended with Wo Wo Dian’s house-made fermented glutinous rice wine. The effort put into this dessert makes its price remarkably reasonable. Another refreshing and traditional choice is the Three Delicacies Iced Jelly ($4.90), which combines lemon, glutinous rice wine, and jelly. The rice wine adds a subtle complexity to the flavours.

Opening Promotion From May 16 To 19!

Wo Wo Dian’s official opening is on May 15. Diners can enjoy an opening promotion of 40% off their total bill from May 16 to 19! This offer applies to all items on the food, drinks, and dessert menus. The promotion operates on a first-come, first-served basis, with no prior reservations accepted during the promotional period.

Hurry down for a taste today! 

Address: Raffles City Shopping Centre,#B1-13 to 15, Singapore 179103

Operation Hours

  • Mon to Thurs: 11.30am to 9pm
  • Fri to Sun: 11am to 10pm

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