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Taiwanese Food in Singapore

kishtar Apr 9, 2012 05:32 PM

Hi yall,

Apologies if this topic has already been covered, but I tried to do a search beforehand and didn't find anything...so here goes!

Are there any good Taiwanese stalls or restaurants in Singapore? Both breakfast items (both sweet and salty dou jiang, shao bing, you tiao, fan tuan, etc) and standard fare?

I've never been to Singapore before and will be visiting for the first time this summer and can't wait to try all the great recs I see from other posts. Most notably, shot outs to: klyeoh, huiray, fourseasons, and m_gomez for their thorough reviews.


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    klyeoh RE: kishtar Apr 10, 2012 02:09 AM

    Whenever I think of Taiwanese cuisine in Singapore, I'd think of Shin Yeh:

    For sweet dou jiang & you tiao, Yong He beancurd in Geylang comes to mind, popular amongst the late-night supper crowd.

    Not sure about breakfast places though!

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    1. re: klyeoh
      kishtar RE: klyeoh Apr 10, 2012 01:07 PM

      thanks klyeoh! I will have to check it out =)

    2. huiray RE: kishtar Apr 10, 2012 08:26 AM

      Moi? You're too kind...I just commentate and ask pesky questions. The others you speak of should be consulted for recommendations. :-)

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      1. re: huiray
        kishtar RE: huiray Apr 10, 2012 01:07 PM

        lol not true! besides you have great questions...always the ones I wanna ask but you beat me to it hahaha =)

        1. re: kishtar
          penang_rojak RE: kishtar Apr 10, 2012 08:39 PM

          That's right. The Chowhound boards are anchored by two types of Chowhounds - the 'klyeohs' who populate the boards with their detailed eating experiences and open new windows/doors to dining opportunities for us, and the 'huirays' who asked all the questions to draw out more information and stimulate further discussions that will both deepen the knowledge of the topic at hand, as well as broaden the scope of discussion.

          Chowhound need both of these types of contributors, as interaction between them breathes life into the Chowhound threads. My two-cents worth ;)

          1. re: penang_rojak
            huiray RE: penang_rojak Apr 11, 2012 06:20 AM

            Thanks for the kind words, guys.

            1. re: huiray
              kishtar RE: huiray Apr 11, 2012 12:57 PM

              agreed!! and while I'm at it: can anyone recommend a good pho place? I prefer southern style to northern/Hanoi. Absolutely NO lemons lol (only limes for me)...but pho is better than no pho, and I'll bring my own limes if I must. ;)

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                klyeoh RE: kishtar Apr 11, 2012 07:05 PM

                Try Pho 99 in Amoy Street. Singapore's Vietnamese eating options are not good, which is surprising when you consider that we're only 1.5 hours' flight from Saigon.
                My fave used to be Pho 24 (Millenia Walk) but it closed down due to some differences between the franchise holder and the parent company.

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                  kishtar RE: klyeoh May 7, 2012 02:20 AM

                  sorry didn't see your reply until now! awesomeeee i can't wait to try =)

      2. M_Gomez RE: kishtar Apr 13, 2012 08:51 AM

        Sorry, kishtar, I'm not really an expert on Taiwanese food in Singapore. Besides, the restaurant scene in Singapore, if not dominated by Cantonese or Teochew, will have Singaporean-Hokkien food (Benh Hiang Amoy St, Beng Thin Hoon Kee at OCBC, Bee Heong on ),so Taiwanese food will have to fill in a small niche. I only know about the comeback of Taiwanese bubble tea culture recently.

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          kishtar RE: M_Gomez May 7, 2012 02:21 AM

          that's what I figured, but figured it couldn't hurt to ask the experts (that's yall ;) ) ... thanks anyways!

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