Not many would actually know that there is a Taiwanese bento kiosk on Level 2 of Queensway Shopping Centre. After all, this is a place known for sports apparels.
Hei Lun Shi Tang 黑轮食堂 serves up Taiwanese fare in customised metal bento box, accompanied with japonica rice (the grains are long, narrow and slightly flattened in shape) and they pride themselves in maintain how the locals do it in Taipei.
Food offerings include Signature Braised Pork Bento, Stewed Pork Belly Bento, Pork Cutlet Bento, Fried Chicken Bento, Braised Chicken Bento, and more.
Each box is priced at $5 or $6.
There are also other items such as Curry Lu Rou Rice ($7, $8) and Meatballs “Gong Wan” Soup ($5.50).
In order to get a similar taste to Taiwanese, the owners insist on using top grade Duroc pork belly meat, superior soy sauce and Taiwan-made rice wine stewed through a slow and meticulous cooking process of 4 hours.
The outcome is a savoury, and not too oily pork with sauce that coats onto the grains of Japanese rice.
The plus point is that the rice is served in a customised metal bento box (if you dine in), to get that Taiwanese feel.
While I say you won’t get a very polished (or commercialised) taste here, the Lu Rou Fan I had tasted rather homely, like what a Taiwanese mum would make at home for her children.
Hei Lun Shi Tang 黑轮食堂
Queensway Shopping Centre, 1 Queensway #02-47 Singapore 149053
Tel: +65 9817 4793
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 9pm (Mon – Sun)