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.
And then there are snacks.
And more snacks.
Ordering is via order chits. I placed an order for the Taiwan Braised Pork Rice and the Aiyu Jelly Taro Balls. The 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.