We had wanted to go Shin Yeh 欣叶 at Square 2 for some Taiwanese food, but to our surprise, it has become Tunglok Teahouse 同乐小聚!
The prices actually looked quite steep, as only non-alcoholic drinks, appetisers and desserts were less than $10. Nonetheless, we decided to share half a Deep Fried Crispy Boneless Duck 脆皮手撕鸭 ($28++) and a set meal for one person ($28++ per pax), which consisted of:
- Crispy Fried Prawns with Salted Egg Yolk 翠栈流沙虾球: This was actually pretty delicious, and the prawn was very fresh.
- Soup of the day 每天不同老火汤: It was water cress with pork ribs soup today. Though the soup had a rather oily layer at the top, the soup did not taste too oily. In fact, it was slightly on the bland side, with a few strands of water cress, and an even sadder amount of meat.
- Deep Fried Fish Fillet 脆皮海鱼扒: The fish was fried well, and was very crispy but not oily at all.
- Braised Spinach Bean Curd with Mushrooms and Fish Maw 風车膠秋菇三層耧: The bean curd was really quite normal, and actually, we thought that it was sea cucumber instead of fish maw…
- Soya Minced Pork Rice 滷肉饭: This has got to be the best item of the set meal! The sauce was very good! I think this is available during lunch as one of the dim sum items.
- Chilled Mango Cream with Pomelo and Sago 杨枝甘露: Possibly the most disappointing item.of the evening, as it was rather diluted with some pomelo bits and the almost a note there mango bits floating within the bowl…
On the other hand, the duck was quite crispy, and the meat a little on the tough side. However, when eaten with the cucumber slices and sauce, and wrapped with the rice paper, the overall taste was pretty good!