We decided to check out the relatively new French restaurant at Upper Thomson (which took over Crust Pizza which was sharing the shop front with One Man Coffee) before we fly off for our 2-weeks break! 😛
Since it was quite near to closing, we decided to just try out a couple of items on the standard menu.
- 12-hour Belly of Pork ($16.90 nett): The skin is the crispy, but sticks to your teeth type, and the meat was quite tender. We thought that they were a bit too generous with the dressing for the mesclun salad. The potato salad was quite creamy.
- Charcuterie Platter ($14.90): Our second time trying out duck rillette. This time, it tasted less like tuna mayo, haha! We still liked it with the pickled cucumbers. The duck sausage was quite delicious. The rustic baguette was a bit too hard for our liking.
We were glad that another French restaurant has opened, since the last one had given way to bingsoo. There were actually some monthly and today specials that we intend try sometime soon 🙂
Note: Only cash and NETS accepted here. Water is available freely at the cutlery counter.
- Location: 215R Upper Thomson Road S(574349)
- Website: garcons.sg
- Hrs: 5:30pm – 10:30pm
So we were a day too early previously for its soft launch, and we were back today to check out this place on its official launch day!
Full of Luck Club Canto Kitchen & Bao Bar is opened by the same people behind Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant and it’s signature is mini Baos 包, much like the Little Bao in Hong Kong.
On a Friday early evening on its launch day, it was more than 75% filled on the ground floor, and we were led upstairs where there were plenty of seats.
A hugggggggeeeee cat figurine welcomed us as we climbed the stairs!
Once we were comfortably seated, we were introduced to the signature dishes, and given a few minutes to think about our choices.
We have been to Taipei many times but seemed to have missed this popular braised pork rice every time. So today we made it a point to die-die-also-must-go!
It was easy to find, and we located it quickly once we came out of station’s Exit 2. From afar we could already saw a queue forming. In out hearts we were thinking “Got so nice meh?” Haha…
As we approached, we realized the queue was for take-outs, because they are popular during lunchtime. But we were here to dine in, and got our seats quickly.
- 魯肉飯 Braised Pork Rice (NT30) – The rice was the best we had in this trip, fluffy and 粒粒分明 not mushy. The gravy was very addictive, and the minced meat was a good mix of meat and fatty bits.
- 焢肉 Pork Belly (NT35) – The meat had a slightly chewy texture, and could be easily torn off; yummlicious!
- 人蔘雞湯 Ginseng Chicken (NT50) – This was very value-for-money, as the small bowl of soup was packed with chicken meat and ginseng.
- 燙青菜 Green Vegetable (NT20)- We ordered this to feel less sinful, haha 😛
Overall, a very enjoyable lunch 🙂
- Location: 台北市中正區羅斯福路一段10號, No. 10, Section 1, Roosevelt Rd, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100
- Nearest MRT: Zhongzheng Memorial Hall Station 捷運中正記念堂站 (Take Exit 2)
- Hrs: 8am – 1am
We were here so many times but they always ran out of mains or waffles!!
So finally, on a fine Saturday morning, we decided to try just one last time before giving up (they can’t possible run out of mains or waffles from the morning right?)…
And this time, we managed to get seats and food 😀
We were glad that we made the effort to come here again (and again, and again…), because the food was so yummy!
In fact, we returned 4 days later for dinner 😛
Categories: Breakfast, Dinner, North
Tags: burger, cafe, chicken, latte, matcha latte, mushroom, pork belly, Thomson V, Upper Thomson, waffle
We haven’t been to this place since when we first started dating 😛 But bro mentioned this place last week, so we thought that we could come here as an alternative to the getting-pricier Quality Hotel porridge buffet.
Categories: Central, Dinner
Tags: beancurd, buffet, chicken feet, chicken wing, curry, durian, egg, Orchard, Orchard Grand Court, pork belly, porridge, restaurant, Taiwanese
Very unique queuing system
We decided to come here after hearing so much about this place since it opened its doors from May 2013.
There is to be no queuing at the restaurant. Instead, you gotta click for a queue number on a tablet, supply your name and mobile number, and you will be notified via a call when a table is ready for you. You can also check out the URL sent to you via SMS to find out how many tables are ahead of you. We ended up hanging around the restaurant (around the ‘Please do not queue’ signboard no less…) because it was drizzling, and this is the sole building around…
Categories: Dinner, North
Tags: beer, Bishan, burger, churros, coffee, egg, focaccia bread, park, pork belly, restaurant, truffle