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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

+886 Taiwanese Bistro [Closed]

@umakemehungry Another place where you can get Taiwanese Braised Pork Rice #taiwanese #umakemehungry #sgfoodie #exploresingapore ♬ 简单爱 - 周建华

Nestled away at one corner of Jalan Besar just beside a motor repair shop, you could find a cafe underneath Noble Hotel serving Taiwanese food, street snacks and bubble tea. This eatery is quite meaningful as its define the country code for Taiwan if you are making an international call there.

+886 Taiwanese Bistro

I'm quite a fan of Taro Milk and this order was rather hard to resist. Reusable metal straws were used and the drink is basically taro paste with fresh milk and taste well.

Lychee Black Tea 荔枝紅茶 & Yam Milk 芋頭牛奶 - $4.60 / $5.80

Since Taiwanese food was one of the cravings, we had chanced upon +886 as we browse through the social media. 

Our Orders

This is a very common dish that you can find in any eateries in Taiwan. I thought that it could bring back the good memories of Taiwan. However, the resemblance ends there. The century egg was neither runny nor soft and the bean curd is nothing but run-of-the-mill kind topped with bonito flakes.

Cold Tofu with Century Egg in Taiwanese Sauce 皮蛋豆腐 - $4.20

A famous street snack that you can find in almost every night market in Taiwan. The popcorn chicken is a good replica of that. These bite size chicken was infused with the aromatic basil leaves.

Popcorn Chicken 盐酥鸡 - $6.80

The texture was similar to what we have in Taiwan. However, I still miss the pig intestine or the oyster version. The ingredients include shredded chicken, mushrooms and vinegar with bonito flakes broth.

Chicken Mee Sua 雞絲麵線 - $5.50

The Meesua was too fine for my liking. Personally, we will prefer the thicker ones. One thing to note, chilli padi, pepper, and garlic paste are available upon request.

Texture of the Mee Sua

The staples order not to be missed in a Taiwanese eatery will be none other than their braised pork rice, aka Lu Rou Fan. Using superior soy sauce, those meat was braised more than 24 hours covering the bed of premium Japanese rice. No minced pork was added and there was a good balance of lean and fatty meat with the melt in your mouth sensation. Ah Bao Braised Pork Rice was topped with shredded seaweed. Overall, this bowl of rice was delicious and the braised me totally reminds me of the fillings of what I had in Bak Zhang (Rice Dumpling).

Ah Bao Braised Pork Rice 阿寶鹵肉飯 - $5.80

It is a nice quaint little place that tries to replicate the Taiwanese flavours. Personally, I felt that it was a hit and miss.

Rating: 3 / 5

+886 Taiwanese Bistro
 407 Jln Besar, #01-01, Singapore 209012
Nearest Station: Bendemeer (DT23) / Farrer Park (NE8)

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