For a very limited time only, savour some of creations from Sous Chef Daniel Chen (from W Taipei) at Seasonal Tastes which is located within the beautiful Westin Singapore. These authentic treats will complement and add to the existing array of international dishes that are already on offer at Seasonal Tastes. This Tasty Taiwan feature will run from 06-10 March 2016 and 13-17 March 2016 for dinner (6PM to 10PM) only so be sure not to miss out on it if you're craving for some fancy Taiwanese food!
One of my personal favourite street food in Taiwan is the Taiwan Fried Chicken (sometimes known as the Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken or 鹽酥雞 "Yan Su Ji" in Chinese). Crisp chicken skin, succulent and flavourful chicken meat with a dash of salt and pepper - there's nothing much more you can ask for in this dish!
It is difficult to think about Taiwanese food and not think about the Oyster Vermicelli (more affectionately known as 蚵仔麵線 "Oh-ah Mee Sua"). I love the rich consistency in that broth and those delicious briny oysters.
Similar to the ever-popular 魷魚羹 (Cuttlefish Thick Soup), this unique Vegetable, Pork Strip, Crispy Fried Egg Soup is a flavourful soup that will satiate soup-lovers. While people do not generally complain about having too much ingredients, I did think that the ratio between ingredients and soup should be lower.
You will also get to sample different kinds of Taiwanese Bubble Tea if you check out the Tasty Taiwan promotion at Seasonal Tastes. In fact, there's a really strange sounding one that is called "Frog Bang The Milk" - a direct translation from the Chinese "青蛙撞奶" - which is essentially fresh milk with pearls.
If you are lucky, you will even see Sous Chef Daniel Chen from W Taipei in action! If there was one dish you'd have to try while you are here, it has to be the Braised Beef Noodle Soup - flavourful (and slightly spicy) broth served with chunky and tender pieces of beef.
Apart from the Taiwanese food feature, you will find the usual favourites at Seasonal Tastes - freshly-grilled meats and seafood, seafood on ice, sashimi and various other cooked dishes. There is also a number of pass-around dishes that change from day-to-day so be sure not to miss those out!
While the Taiwanese food at Seasonal Tastes were pretty good, I personally feel that the Taiwanese spread was quite limited. Since the cuisine is pretty carbohydrate-heavy, it is not really possible to eat too many dishes as well. With that being said, I was surprised I did not get to see some of the usual favourites like Braised Pork Rice.