Monday, 7 December 2020

Taiwan Braised Pork Rice & Dessert, Damansara Uptown


Last Saturday I worked. I had already planned on having lunch at the newly opened Restoran Taiwan Braised Pork Rice & Dessert simply because I wanted to try the desserts.


As far as Taiwanese food goes, I am not that enthusiastic after trying this, this and this. But who knows, I might find a good one that would change my mind. 

Before venturing out to the restaurant I checked the menu from their Facebook page so that I have an idea what to expect. Let me share it here.

These are the porkie rice meals. I noted that there is chicken too.


They also serve noodles.


And then there are snacks.


And more snacks.


And of course beverages.


And what I was looking forwards to - desserts.


Ordering is via order chits. I placed an order for the Taiwan Braised Pork Rice and the Aiyu Jelly Taro BallsThe service staff are polite and helpful and I was asked if I preferred the dessert served with or after the meal, which is very thoughtful. 


This is quite a generous bowl of food and the server asked me if I would like some cili padi. Oh, yes, please!


In the braised pork there is an egg (thankfully one whole egg and not half like at some places) and a piece of tofu. There is also a small serving of (delicious) salted vegetables to complement the meal. 


You know what? I thought it was pretty good. The seasonings were just right (flavorful and not too salty) and I found this braised pork dish very much to my liking. It is something that I'd like to eat again.

Once I was done with my meal, dessert was served without me having to prompt the servers.


Ooohh...this Aiyu Jelly Taro Balls is so pretty! I had one concern though and I braced myself because I expected the  dessert to be sickeningly sweet (nope, I was wrong).


I was delighted that it was barely sweet, the sweetness level was just right. I kept digging into the shaved ice, thinking there might be a pool of (booby trap) sugary sweetness buried in there but thankfully there were none. Thumbs up for this lower sugar dessert, I super like!


You see, I had a similar dessert at Aftermeal Damansara Uptown during Chinese New Year (no photos because I was with polite company) and the dessert (shared among a few people) was so extremely sweet that I had only one mouthful. That made me very fearful of such desserts.

Well, it looks like I had a delightful meal and dessert and without a doubt, I am coming back for more. 

22 comments:

  1. There's a new place opening soon here - Rice King. All Taiwan dishes. I had the layer pork (and salted veg) and rice before, very nice. Looking forward to trying the one here, hopefully I shall not be disappointed. Yours look good!

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    1. I was there again yesterday and tried their salted chicken. It was surprisingly good!

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  2. This Taiwan braised pork dish looks very similar to our local braised pork (which also have hard-boiled eggs & tofu) if it was served in a bowl (instead of on a plate). Wah, this sounds like a dessert I can eat (I'm also surprised it was barely sweet especially when there are 'balls' involved..haha! ;D

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    1. The taste is quite similar too but I still prefer our local version. Those balls were just a little bit sweet. I am glad that I can now indulge in such desserts hee..hee...

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  3. Oh yes. Your dessert looked delicious. I would enjoy it.

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    1. I am sure you would. It's very cooling.

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  4. I am eyeing your desserts cos I love desserts like these too... The porkie rice, I just braised some yesterday...

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    1. This braised pork dish we can cook at home and I am sure yours is delicious!

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  5. the braised pork rice looks good. I would have order that too. Yummmzz!

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    1. It's good and filling, though I can still fit in dessert hee..hee...

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  6. Aiyu jelly usually is lemon taste because they put lemon in it. Did you detect any lemon taste in your aiyu jelly?

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  7. Hahaha, got provide chili padi means not authentic Taiwanese restaurant. 😅

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    1. I guess so. Just to satisfy our local taste :)

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  8. That was a very satisfying meal and my kind of meal, rice with dessert. I would order Braised Pork rice too as I love to eat oink oink.

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    1. I will go back for the pork trotters. Yummeh!

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  9. For snacks, I am interested in the salted fried chicken. I am ok with Taiwan food other than my favourite Jap food and Thai food.

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    1. Yesterday I tried the salted fried chicken and it was very good!

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  10. I love Taiwan braised pork and the dessert. So mouth watering.

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    1. It was nice to have a cooling dessert after the meal.

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  11. Price seem very reasonable and I miss this type of TW dessert~~~

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    1. This is the first time that I appreciate this Taiwan style dessert due to the low sugar. Or else I won't eat anymore.

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