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Town Restaurant's “Tastes of Taiwan” Buffet Dinner @ Fullerton Hotel

~Invited Session~

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Hands up, who has headed to Taiwan just for their street food? I remember prowling the night markets for days consecutively to try the signatures of each but ended up barely scrapping the tip of the iceberg, there is simply too much to eat and as usual too little time. 

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Town restaurant is delighted to welcome Guest Chef Chia-Mo Chen, the Special Assistant to the President and Professor of Professional Practice  at the Department of Chinese Culinary Arts in National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism for a “Tastes of Taiwan” Buffet Dinner promotion June 8 to 17, 2016 

Featured below are the Taiwanese specials available at the buffet on a rotational basis, miss it and it'd be gone for good!

Available but not showcased that day;

Fresh Squid with Five-Spice Sauce
五味鲜鱿

Smoked Cuttlefish 
烟熏花枝

Green Bamboo Salad 
沙拉绿竹笋

Stewed Beef Shank 
香卤牛腱

Taiwanese Fermented Pork 
台式红糟肉

Sesame Chicken 
麻油鸡

Black Peppercorn Short Ribs 
黑胡椒牛仔骨

Deep-fried Squid with Salted Duck Egg 
金莎中卷

Sausage with Sticky Rice 
大肠包小肠

On top of the existing buffet spread, the dishes showcased included hallmarks of the Taiwanese night market street food scene! Talk about variety and wishing for more stomach space.

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One of the many plates that I wolfed down that night.


Fried Rice with Sakura Ebi

Sakura ebi is a famed taiwanese export and these were the icing on the top of the fried rice, great flavour and crunch!

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Pumpkin Rice Vermicelli

Who'd have thought pumpkin and rice vermicelli with shrimp would be so tasty?

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Taiwanese Fried Chicken  

Instead of the humongous portions that their street snacks are sold in, this is alot more manageable in bite sized chunks. 

Pineapple Spare Ribs with Orange Sauce 
橙汁凤梨骨

Delightfully juicy spare ribs eaten with an orange glaze, it was surprisingly not as sweet as I'd thought!

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Moon Shrimp Patties 
月亮虾饼

Fried prawn fritters really and these were snapped up as fast as they were replenished.

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Three-Cup Chicken 
台湾三杯鸡
   
A speciality that originates from Ningdu in Jiangxi province, the flavour is enhanced by soy sauce, sesame oil and Chinese rice wine makes this a tasty delight paired with rice!

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Peking Duck served with Chinese Tortilla, Bean Paste and Scallion  
片皮鸭(附皮.酱.葱)

I found the chinese tortilla a tad too thick for comfort, otherwise just request for the peking duck itself.

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Barbecue Pork Belly 
石板烤卤猪肉 

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This barbecued pork belly is grilled on a stone plate prior to being sliced and served with bamboo shoots in a bun or eaten as it is. Another of those hot favourite live stations that had a perpetual queue.  

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Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup 
台湾牛肉面

Do not miss this hidden live station next to the laksa and pizza stop, indulge in a sweet broth and chunky meats for this taiwanese classic.

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Oyster Vermicelli 
蚵仔面线  

In my last visit, I remember paying Ah Zhong Oyster Vermicelli more than one visit because I was so enamoured by this hearty dish that is made with fresh oysters, pig intestines stewed in soy sauce, black vinegar, special sauce and fresh cilantro! For once, I tucked into innards so readily, Chef Chia-Mo Chen's version is alot kid friendlier with meatballs, prawn fritters and just oysters and the specially imported vermicelli is used so it retains its bite despite being soaked in the starchy broth for long. 

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Taiwan Mochi
台湾麻糬

More like donuts than the glutinous rice dessert that tourists lug back by the boxes.

Mung Bean Pineapple Soup

Think tau suan with pineapples.

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Jiu Fen Taro Ball 
九份芋圆


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No visit to Taiwan without dropping by Jiufen in Northern Taiwan, this comes with an orange hued sweet soup with hand kneaded yam balls. Do toss in dollops of red beans or green beans for a heartier finish. 

I had a go at some of their resident favourites too - no wonder the weighing scales were not lying post meal! 

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Cheese lobsters are available upon request!

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Famous at Town Restaurant is our Hainanese Chicken Rice and also their series of indian curries.   


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Town Restaurant’s ‘Tastes of Taiwan’ Dinner Buffet is available from 6.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m. from Sundays to Tuesdays at S$56* per adult and S$28 per child.

With Seafood selection, S$69 per adult and S$34 per child
With Barbecue buffet, S$89 per adult with and freeflow of draught beer and Singapore Sling, S$44 per child from Wednesdays to Saturdays. 

Town Restaurant
Fullerton Hotel 

A foodie born to eat, shop and travel. Forced to work.

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