Making its debut in October 2012, Lee’s Taiwanese has been applauded as one of the most authentic Taiwanese restaurants in Singapore. Living and working in Singapore for 20 years, Taiwanese owner Fiona Lee had indelible memories of her hometown which inspired her to introduce the authentic Taiwan street fare to our Singapore food scene. The concept behind Lee’s Taiwanese is the famous and very busy Keelung Temple Street night market, which is unique and fits with what the restaurant is offering.
Other menu favourites such as Signature Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup ($13.80), Braised Minced Pork Rice ($9.80), Pig Intestines & Meat Ball Mee Sua ($10) are not to be missed. Rice options include Golden Boneless Chicken Leg Rice ($12), Boneless Honey Chicken Leg Rice ($12), Pork Chop Rice ($11.80), Chicken Chop Rice ($11.80) and Pork Belly Rice ($10.80), each comes with slices of snow bean curd, pickled vegetables and braised egg.
Taiwanese beef noodles is one of the most popular food among the locals, it is no surprise that you will find a bowl of the national dish at Lee’s Taiwanese. The beef noodle soup is served with fairly thick slices of tender beef meat that literally fall apart effortlessly in my mouth. I found the broth was a little on the bland side, as I usually prefer my beef noodles soup with a thicker and flavourful broth. The noodles had a good girth and elasticity, overall still hit the spot and I even clean up the bowl. The noodles also comes in the Beef Tendon & Shanks ($14.30) version which was newly introduced on the menu.
Small appetite diners can try their signature Pig Intestines & Meat Ball Mee Sua made from handmade vermicelli and condiments imported from Taiwan. The bowl of vermicelli has a lighter flavour soup base and I believed that the recipe might have been slightly tailored to suit the tastebuds of local Singaporeans. Chopped pig intestines and meat balls were added for a distinct texture to the mee sua, giving the dish a gooey, but slurpable intense briny taste.
Other noodle dishes include an old-school Dry Tossed Noodles ($6.50), Soybean Paste Noodles ($8.80), Shredded Pork with Pickled Mustard Noodle Soup ($9.80), Pork Chop Noodle Soup ($10.80), and much more.
Lee Taiwanese‘s gives a twist to the Singapore national dish of chicken rice, by introducing their version of Taiwanese Shredded Chicken Rice. I wasn’t really impressed by the rice as it was just ordinary white rice, but it was the tender shredded chicken and sauce that made the dish special. I wouldn’t mind if they pour in more sauces into my rice, just make it a good soiled one.
Only available in JEM outlet, you can spice up your day with a hot new dish – Taiwanese style Mala Spicy Stir Fry. Instead of the usual mala hot pot, you can pick what you want from a selection of ingredients that are fresh then stir-fried in a chilli-laden gravy. Ingredients such as lotus root, broccoli, tofu, mushrooms and meat are available (from $2.80 onwards).
At Lee’s Taiwanese, you can enjoy a set meal at an affordable price of ($14.80 value set / $18.80 deluxe set) which comes with a choice of an appetizer, a main, a beverage and dessert with additional $2 top up and other value add-ons.
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