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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

SIN: Lee's Taiwanese

Come for the salt and pepper chicken only?

Have you dropped by The Star Vista, a relatively new shopping mall strategically located next to the Buona Vista MRT station? I've been there quite often to meet up with friends and have dinner at different eating places. The concept behind Lee's Taiwanese is the famous night market at Keelung Temple Street in Taiwan.


Salt and Pepper Chicken S$6.90
Taste: 8/10

The salt and pepper chicken chunks made a good appetiser. Each having a layer of thin and crumbly batter, the chicken was pretty juicy and well-seasoned with salt and pepper, living up to its name. The pickled cucumbers on the side were nicely crunchy, sweet and sour.


Pork Belly Rice S$10.00
Taste: 7/10

It was a pity that the dish was pretty dry, although I have to say that the pork belly was almost perfectly marinated, having a luscious sweetness and a heady aroma of star anise. The refreshing sourness from the pickled vegetables played an integral role in balancing the flavour further. 


Taiwanese Beef Noodle S$12.00
Taste: 6.5/10

My friend, a noodle lover, just had to try the beef noodle in spicy soup. While the soup seemed to appear robust, unfortunately, it wasn't really the case. In fact, it was kinda diluted, although the noodle was enjoyably chewy. The beef slices weren't that juicy, but not tough for sure.


Dessert of the Day +S$5.00
Taste: 5/10

With every purchase of a main course, you can get a bowl of dessert for an additional S$5.00. Anyone can imagine eating lots of shaved ice with a bit of sweetened green and red beans? It was a dull dessert which would be more tolerable if there were more of the beans. Still, there wasn't anything wrong with the flavour; I mean, you couldn't go wrong with those beans, could you?


Iced Green Milk Tea S$4.80
Taste: 6/10

Hmm, S$4.80 was a steep price to pay for a glass of green tea which you can easily found in the supermarket, added with a bit of what I supposed to be not-so-creamy milk. Well, at least it wasn't a failure, although there were too much ice cubes that I had to scoop most of them out.

Melon's Rating
Taste: 6.5/10
Ambience: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Overall: 6.5/10

I doubt I'll be back to Lee's Taiwanese. I feel that the price is a bit steep for the kind of quality you get. Pika's advice: Some people said that their mee sua (Chinese thin noodle made of wheat flour) is good. Someone has even stated that it's the best you can find in Singapore. You may want to check it out!

Lee's Taiwanese

1 Vista Exchange Green
#02-08 The Star Vista
Singapore
(Sun-Thu: 11.30am - 10.00pm; Fri-Sat: 11.30am - 11.00pm)


*Prices quoted are subject to 10% service charge and 7% GST.

Have a nice meal,
Cliff(y)

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