28 November 2012
Taipei Station (台北站) @ Bugis+
Taipei Station (台北站)
Venue: 201 Victoria Street, #04-03 Bugis+, Singapore 188067
Opening Hours: Daily 11.00am - 9.00pm
- The Shop
Taipei Station opened its first outlet in Singapore at Bugis+ (formerly known as Iluma) in July 2012.
They serves popular Taiwanese street snacks such as Oyster Rice Vermicelli, Braised Pork Rice, Crispy Taiwan Tempura, and many others. The all-time-favourite Crispy Chicken comes in original, cheese and wasabi flavour. Taipei Station also serves bubble tea to go along with the yummy Taiwanese snacks!
The recipes, food & beverage preparation equipment, spices and seasoning and the premium tea leaves and pearl are specially from Taiwan, how authentic can it be?
Come on down and enjoy the great weekday lunch time offer - Chicken Cutlet Rice Bento with Choice of Sauce (Tradtional/BBQ) + Choice of Drink (Jasmine Green Tea with Pearl/Milk Green Tea with Pearl) for only S$6.90.
- The Food
Honey Oolong Milk Tea with Pearl @ S$2.80
The full flavor of Oolong tea pairs well with slightly sweeter honey. You can reduce the sugar level just like any bubble tea shop.
Original Crispy Chicken @ S$4.50
The marinated and coated in seasoned flour chicken was succulent. Crispy but not overly cook till is tough and dry. The amount of seasoning powder was just nice.
Wasabi Crispy Chicken @ S$4.50
Same as the original except it was season with wasabi. Wasabi was mild, it will be nice if it was spread more evenly as half of the serving didn't have the wasabi seasoning.
Cheese Crispy Chicken @ S$4.50
The first bite remind me of Cheezels! If you like the snack food - cheese ring, you will love the cheese seasoning.
Cold Noodle with Peanut Sauce (Spicy/Non Spicy) @ S$4.50
A hint of sesame oil compliments the flavor of the peanut sauce in this satisfying cold noodle. The unique combination somehow has a beautiful marriage.
Oyster Rice Vermicelli @ S$4.90
The mee sua (vermicelli) was less starchy compare to most, but also lighter in taste. Perfect with chilli.
Braised Pork with Rice @ S$4.90
Lo ba bung (Taiwanese language for braised pork rice) is not as flavourful as I expected. More sauce and stronger taste will definitely bring out the fragrant.
Mushroom @ S$3.50
Sweet Potato Fries @ S$3.00
Crispy Taiwan Tempura @ S$4.20
Tofu Cubes with Seaweed Seasoning @ S$3.00
Broccoli @ S$3.50
French Beans @ S$3.50
All the tempuras are pretty standard, not much of a different from the rest that I tried before. But you can spice up the flavour by asking for seaweed, plum, wasabi or cheese seasoning. I likes the plum and cheese. Strangely, the plum seasoning taste really good with the sweet potato fries.
- My Opinion
The dining table is a little small and cramp. Unless you are seated near the wall, the long tables are not suitable for people who is bigger in size.
Food was pretty decent and pricing is cheap. If you have craving for XXL Crispy Chicken, Taipei Station will be a good choice. The chicken is less greasy, succulent, and not overwhelm with seasoning powder. Plus there are seats for you to enjoy your food.