A new found Taipei Café in Bugis

Taipei Cafe

BL went to this Taipei Café in Bugis over the weekend and was sharing with us about the food.  Being a Taiwan Lover, she said that the place serves nice local Taiwan dishes and the crews are from Taiwan. I also saw their deals in some deals website. We decided to give it a try during lunch on Tuesday, despite the 10mins walk from our office under the sun. Well, it’s quite worth it, I would say.

Reached there at about 1215, and thankfully it’s not packed with lunch crowds yet. The place looks cozy, with 6 large sofa/couch seats in the middle of the restaurant. Not sure if there will be other decors, it quite plain with just 2 or 4 mirrors and a big tv to keep us entertained. Looking through the menu, there’s rice sets/ala carte, noodle sets/ala carte, curry rice sets/ala carte and other side dishes. They have a variety of drinks and shaved ice desserts too. Omg, and I’m on DIET!!!  We’ve ordered the sets and each set comes with 2 sides and soup.  YUMMY!

Lychee Dew with Jelly
Personally, I like Lychee drinks, and this was highly recommended by BL.  Well, the picture may looks plain, but you’ve got to try it.  There’s some Lychee jelly inside the drink.  It’s not just normal jelly, the Lychee Dew will burst in your mouth the moment you bite the jelly.  The Lychee Dew was refreshing but slightly too sweet for me.  But overall it’s NICE!

Lychee Dew with Jelly
Lychee Dew with Jelly

Unagi Rice Set
J ordered this.  It tastes nice but it will be better if they can put more minced meat gravy on the rice.  The rice a bit dry though.  Unagi was alright and the size was just nice.  Stir Fry vegetables tastes homely.

Unagi Rice Set
Unagi Rice Set – S$19.90

Taiwan Style Bean Sauce Minced Pork Noodles
BL ordered this.  Noodle looks soggy but not and the minced pork is flavorful but will be good.  According to her, it’s pretty authentic.

Taiwan Style Bean Sauce Minced Pork Noodle
Taiwan Style Bean Sauce Minced Pork Noodle (S$12.90)

Shi Lin Fried Chicken Noodles
When the dish came, we went “wahhhh”…  The fried chicken is big, don’t think it’s just cut into 4 slices.  The fried chicken is nicely deep-fried, thick and still juicy.  I like the powder they sprinkle on top.  But compared to other Shi Lin Fried chicken stalls, it’s less spicy.  Together with 2 sides, finishing this can be tough.

Shih Lin Fried Chicken Noodles
Shi Lin Fried Chicken Noodles (15.50)

Japanese Style Curry Pork Chop Rice (16.90)
This is mine and well, couldn’t finish this.  The portion is really big.  This Japanese Curry Pork Chop rice comes with mixed vegetables and potato wedges.  I would prefer other sides than potato wedges, because potato and rice are equally filling, at least to me.

Japanese Style Curry Pork Chop Rice
Japanese Style Curry Pork Chop Rice (S$16.90)

As for the side dishes, we’ve ordered Cucumber with Garlic Sauce (cool & refreshing), Home Style Marinated Egg, Omelette with Dried Radish (not salty), and Stir Fry Cabbage (Cabbage with dried fish and dried shrimp in their specal sauce, very homey)

If you are a “small eater”, perhaps next time you can try ordering a set and ala-carte, I think it should be enough.  Prices are reasonable, especially with the quantity and quality.  I want to try their desserts soon!

Here’s their Facebook

Taipei Cafe
470 North Bridge Road
North Bridge Commercial Complex
Singapore 188735
(note: Opposite Mos Burger at Bugis Junction)
Tel: 6336 6628

Opening Hours
Mon – Fri: 11am – 11pm
Sat: 12pm – 12am
Sun: 11am – 11pm

with love…

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