Flavours Of Taiwan Cuisine At Lee’s Taiwanese

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.

Lee’s Taiwanese currently has two outlets in Singapore, both located in the West. The flagship outlet was opened at The Star Vista next to Buona Vista MRT, while its second outlet is located inside the JEM mall at Jurong East. 

Without having to hop on a plane, local foodies can savour over 40 classic Taiwanese dishes and snacks at Lee’s Taiwanese; including Sweet Potato Fries ($6.90), Salt & Pepper Chicken ($6.90), Golden Pork Chop ($7.80), Golden Tofu with Taiwan Kimchi ($4.80), Golden Boneless Chicken Leg ($8.80), and Crispy Bean Curd Rolls ($4.80). 

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.

Signature Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup (红烧牛肉麵 $13.80)

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.

Pig Intestines & Meat Ball Vermicelli (大腸肉丸麵線 $10)

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.

Shredded Chicken Rice (雞丝拌饭$7.80)

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.

Mala Spicy Stir Fry (麻辣香鍋 $12.80)* Available at JEM only

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). 

Diners can choose their preferred level of spiciness from non-spicy, mild, hot or challenge yourself to the extreme hot. The Mala Spicy Stir Fry comes in a Mala Guo Set for two ($28) which include appetisers and drinks. 
The food streets of Taiwan is dedicated to a mash up of snacks and classic delicacies. 
A wide selection of authentic Taiwanese snacks include the silky Century Egg “Pidan” Tofu (皮蛋豆腐 $4.80), Pig Intestines with Scallions (脆皮蔥大腸$7.50), crispy Golden Tofu with Taiwan Kimchi (泡菜黄金豆腐 $4.80), Crispy Bean Curd Rolls (黄金腐皮卷 $4.80), popular Salt & Pepper Chicken (鹽酥雞 $6.90), secret batter fried Crispy Chicken Chop (香酥雞排 $7.80), addictive Sweet Potato Fries (地瓜薯$6.90) and other diversely delicious small dishes.

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. 

Family set meal for two to four ($38.80 & $68.80 respectively) as well as takeaway bentos are available for the busy working executives to enjoy at the comfort of your home or office. 
Signature Red Bean Crushed Ice with Yam Balls (红豆芋圆冰 $5.80)
A favourite selection of desserts such as Red Bean Matcha Pudding ($4.80), Grass Jelly with Yam Balls ($4.80), Yam Ball Red Bean Soup ($4.80), and this Signature Red Bean Crushed Ice with Yam Balls ($5.80) will lure you to visit Lee’s Taiwanese soon. 
As part of its 3rd anniversary and SG50 celebration, Lee’s Taiwanese is now offering ala-carte lunch buffet with over 20 classic dishes at JEM on weekdays 11:30am to 5pm at $16.90; whereas the Star Vista outlet serve buffet dinner at only $19.90 from 20 April 2015 onwards.

The Star Vista (Next to Buona Vista MRT station)
1 Vista Exchange Green, #02-08
The Star Vista Singapore 138617
Tel: 6694 4869

Jem (Short walk from Jurong East MRT station)
50 Jurong Gateway Road, #03-05/06 

Singapore 608549
Tel: 6694 1588

Opening Hours
Daily 11:30am – 10:00pm

Website: http://www.leestaiwanese.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Leestaiwanese

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