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“Best of the Best in Xiamen”
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Ludao Xiaoyouyu
Ranked #296 of 1,525 Restaurants in Xiamen
Cuisines: Seafood
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

Im a regular here and must again provide T.A reader's guidance ... if you are looking for that special seafood experience in Xiamen, you are at the right place if you visit Xiao Yeo Yu. The prices are really reasonable, service is excellent, and if your seafood wish in season and not found elswhere... XYY will have it. If they don't ...it doesn't exist. Interesting point about this place is that the local fisherman's co-operative keep their Xiamen head offices on the top floor of this establishment. The boss is a knowledgable wine expert as well as an accomplished food expert and master fisherman. The restaurant is a Xiamen local's special secret. Ground floor is open table seating and fresh / swimming display. Upper 3 floors are private room dining and reservations are recommended. This last visit got a chance to try out some new menu seafood items including a marinated jelly fish, a chinese style cheveche, and an amazing chun yu ( pomfrit ) served Xiamen style in a slightly hot soy seasoned topping. Yummy !

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Reviewed June 7, 2012

If you are looking for seafood and want fresh, very fresh ...then look no further than Xiao Yeo Yu. The reviewer has 25 years experience in the Fujian/ XM area working foreign trade. Have tried them all.... many of them reviewed here but nothing can conquer the experience of an extended evening dinner at XYY. Owners operate a fleet of local fishing boats and management insist upon fresh seasonal catch. The are of course, speciality dishes so here goes. The signature dish Xiao Yeo Yu Tang ( little squid soup ) served Sichuan style in medium spicy broth. This soup you can actually drink the broth its soooo good ! Be sure to tell the server medium hot.... otherwise its plenty hot even for those experienced diners from Chiongqing. Suggest you order some Nam bread to accompany this one. If "unique" is what you are seeking...then try the CRAB & DUCK soup. This is no typo error. Yes, crab and duck soup together in one large clay pot. I know of only 2 places on the island that can prepare this dish properly. Its said some people fly down from Shanghai just to try this dish. Come early or order in advance so you won't be disappointed. Other unique seafood dishes are manta ray tail served in a soy based sauce. Unbelievable tenderness ! If it swims locally, this is one of the few place that can prepare it. I suggest if you are visitor to the area have your concierge or local contact call in advance for reservations. Don't be surprised if you need 2-3 days advance notice to find a table. Highly recommend reserving a private room on 2-4th floor. Best if you have a group of 5-8 persons. This is not intended as 4-5 star dining experience. It local food, local style, best of the best in Xiamen seafood fare at very reasonable prices. You frankly have NOT experienced Xiamen without a visit to XYY !

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