Get a taste of Taiwanese food right here in Singapore.
Taiwan brings to mind vibrant night markets, bubble tea and, of course, delicious food! Thanks to Singapore being a foodie’s paradise with restaurants galore, you can easily get your Taiwanese food fix. Whether you’re hankering for oyster mee sua, crispy chicken cutlet or beef noodles, head to one of these spots for great Taiwanese food in Singapore.
Where to get Taiwanese food in Singapore
1. 8 Degrees Taiwanese Bistro
Taking its moniker from one of Jay Chou’s albums, 8 Degrees will charm you with its vintage interiors, cosy ambience and Taiwanese pop culture references. The menu is loaded with a wide variety of dishes, from classic plates like pork belly rice and pickled radish omelette to popular street snacks such as salted chicken and oyster mee sua. You’ll be spoilt for choice, so come in a big group to get a taste of everything.
8 Degrees Taiwanese Bistro, 37 Teck Chye Terrace, Singapore 545734
2. Typhoon Taiwanese Cafe
Bringing the “taste of Taiwan” to our sunny shores, Typhoon Taiwanese Cafe boasts an extensive selection of rice, porridge and noodles. Highlights include Taiwan lu rou rice, egg roll with pork floss, momofuku bun and oyster mee sua. Round out your meal with drinks like passion fruit fresh milk with lychee pearls or rose butterfly pea flower tea. For those with a sweet tooth, the souffle pancakes will satisfy.
Typhoon Taiwanese Cafe, #04-63/67, Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839
3. Monga Fried Chicken
Monga Fried Chicken is an example of how Taiwan takes its street food to another level. Using two cm-thick chicken fillets, the meat is marinated with honey and dipped in batter, which results in crispy, crunchy goodness in every bite. Take your pick from three flavours – salt and pepper, chilli paprika or seaweed – and you’ll see that the proof is in the chicken.
Monga Fried Chicken, multiple outlets including Ion Orchard and Jem
4. Lai Lai Taiwan Casual Dining
Located in City Square Mall, this restaurant brings together Taiwanese faves under one roof. From braised pork buns to fried chicken cutlet to Taiwanese pancake, you don’t have to head to Taiwan to get your fix. That said, the piece de resistance has to be the beef noodles. The secret is in the broth. Pair it with tender braised beef, springy noodles and chillies, and you get a comforting bowl that is equivalent to a warm hug. For dessert, we say go for the thick chocolate toast.
Lai Lai Taiwan Casual Dining, #03-39/40, City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Road, Singapore 208539
5. Eat 3 Bowls
What’s this eatery known for? As its name suggests, the kitchen doles out three hearty bowls in flavours that are synonymous with Taiwan. Take your pick from oyster intestine mee sua, braised pork rice and chicken rice. Pair your order with side dishes like Taiwanese sausage and tofu with century eggs. But don’t leave without ordering the bubble tea latte or fresh milk with brown sugar pearls for a true-blue Taiwanese feast.
Eat 3 Bowls, #01-61, 462 Crawford Lane, Singapore 190462
6. Din Tai Fung
Did you know this famous franchise actually hails from Taiwan? Beyond the perfectly rolled out, wrapped and pinched xiao long baos, other noteworthy dishes include crispy prawn pancake, braised Sichuan sliced beef, hot and sour soup, fried rice with pork chop and noodles with minced pork in bean sauce.
Din Tai Fung, multiple outlets including Wisma Atria and Paragon
Now, who’s ready for a Taiwanese feast?