MediaCorp actors seem to be moving into the food business, perhaps it seems like a more profitable business these days.
After Teochew City along MacPherson Road, veteran actor Chen Shucheng has opened a Taiwanese food stall Taste of Taiwan at Ang Mo Kio.
It is found at the popular S11 kopitiam at Ang Mo Kio, which also houses other reasonably famous stalls, such as Rasa Sayang Western food, Mala Hotpot and Prawn Mee from Penang Delights.
The stall serves up a couple of sets such as Passion Fruit Sweet and Sour Pork, Grilled Salmon Fish Fillet, Pan Seared Beef Sirloin, and Grilled Lemongrass Chicken, priced at $6.80 and $9.90.
I would imagine that nearby residents would find this ‘pricey’ to make it a regular meal, and would order the ala carte item of Miso Lu Rou Fan which was at a more inexpensive $4.50. (Also because the deep fryer was not working properly, I was advised to get this instead.)
The portion was huge for its price, included with a braised egg, kimchi, soup and tangy green chilli sauce.
The pork belly braised with Japanese red miso paste was savoury and tender, without too much fatty parts so that you do not feel so jelak having it.
The shorter grained pearl rice was fluffy and not too sticky.
However, there could be too much rice in proportion to the meat and sauce, so I found it hard to finish the bowl. The egg also lacked in flavours and could also be braised for a longer period of time. Overall, a worthy bowl of Lu Rou Fan that is value for its money.
Taste for Taiwan
Blk 711 S11 Coffeeshop Stall 12, Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, Singapore 560711
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (Sun – Thurs), 11am – 9.30pm (Fri, Sat)