A quaint taste of Taiwanese flavours and desserts at Typhoon Café (台风).
My previous Geeky Restaurant Adventures posts might have given the impression I am only fond of thematic or elaborate F&B establishments. This is somewhat true; I do confess to having a weakness for the quirky or elaborate when it comes to food and dining environments. That said, it doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate restaurants or cafes with distinctive culinary roots presented in elegant, modern settings. One such establishment would be the new Typhoon Taiwanese Café at Plaza Singapura. Last weekend, I had the opportunity to check out this quaint café with my family.
As for food selection, many of the hot dishes are classically Taiwanese but with strong Japanese executions. This might have been a deliberate move to compete with the many Japanese F&B establishments in Plaza Singapura.
By the way, for the benefit of those who do not read Chinese, the café’s Chinese name, as indicated in the logo, is 台风. This is literally the Chinese term for typhoon. However, it could also mean Taiwanese style or Taiwanese trend.
Overall, I’d give a 3 out of 5 to our main dishes, the plus side of things being they were served quite quickly and no one had any complaints. (None were particularly memorable too, though) Dessert, on the other hand, would get a 4 out of 5, and I’m not saying so just because there was a desserts of the month promo going on. I did enjoy the Coconut Panna Cotta I ordered.
Typhoon Café is at 68 Orchard Rd, #04-63/67, Plaza Singapura. It’s open from 10 am to 10 pm daily.
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