With a Zen-like interior and warm service, this Taiwanese restaurant is an OK place to hit when you want an affordable meal that goes beyond the normal three-course affair. You get to work your way steadily through six-course set lunches and seven-course dinners that are priced incredibly cheaply and won’t leave you out of pocket. Quality here can be a little inconsistent, but some dishes, like the slow-cooked pork back ribs are marinated lamb cutlet, are reliable and tasty.
We can see why Singaporeans would love this place. This Taiwan restaurant serves up affordable six-course and seven-course meals with quirky fusion dishes. Starters include soups like winter melon, pumpkin and mushroom; while mains include dishes like grilled chicken, fish, pasta and slow-cooked pork ribs. But the inconsistent quality of the food, and being unable to order a la carte dishes can be annoying. Our seven-course meal drew mixed reactions. While we liked our fragrant winter melon soup, our juicy and nicely marinated pork ribs, and our serviceable crème brulee—we were not exactly wild about the other dishes. Our chicken salad came with sweet and sour Thai chili sauce that didn’t complement it, while our toasted bread was too thick and not very tasty. The Zen-like interior with wooden furnishings, plastic chairs and sleep-inducing New Age music further added to the place’s rather over-zealous schizo vibe. While service was prompt and the waiters greet you when you enter and leave (like they do at Giordano)—the overall experience here was sadly, very average.
|Address:||Tao’s Restaurant, 04-86 The Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen St., Singapore, 188306 Singapore|
|Opening hours:||daily 11:30am-10pm|
|Reservation recommended, Parking available: in carpark|
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