Typhoon Cafe at Plaza Singapura is an attractive contemporary Taiwanese cafe on level 4 of the popular Orchard Road mall. It offers Instagram-worthy artisan fruit teas and desserts as well as classic Taiwanese dishes like Lu Rou Fan and Oyster Omelette. Signature dishes of Typhoon Cafe at Plaza Singapura include Australian Beef Short Rib with Wuxi Maltose Glaze and Crispy Whole Pork Knuckle with Taiwanese Chilli Jam.
Opened in December 2017, Typhoon Cafe at Plaza Singapura is a new dining concept by F&B group Creative Eateries. The cafe is brightly lit and the modern decor is aesthetically pleasing. It feels like a cafe designed with Snapchat and Instagram in mind.
Typhoon Cafe Menu
Its website says that “Typhoon Cafe brings the “Taste of Taiwan” to the heart of Singapore. A concept that unifies Taiwan’s unparalleled flavours, obsession for artisan fruit teas and larger-than-life desserts set in cafe-style comfort“. Its desserts menu include Taiwan’s iconic coffin toast and Typhoon pavlova. A range of interesting fruit teas is on its beverage menu.
The menu for savoury items is fairly extensive and there are attractively priced set meals available. Below are a few pages of the Typhoon Cafe food menu.
Lunch at Typhoon Cafe at Plaza Singapura
We went to Typhoon Cafe at Plaza Singapura for lunch on a weekend. We picked two items from the Typhoon Board Set Menu – 三杯鸡配鸡蛋面定食 Wok-fried San Bei Chicken with Sweet Basil served with egg noodles ($12.90) and 台式卤肉饭 Taiwan Lu Rou Fan pork belly stew & braised egg served with rice ($12.90). The sets came with a cold salad and a bowl of hot soup.
The wait for the food was quite long; probably more than 20 minutes.
The presentation was good and the portion was fairly sizeable. The taste of both the San Bei Chicken and Lu Rou Fan was very average. Not only were they not quite comparable to the food we had tried in Taipei, we thought they were quite a few places in Singapore where we had tastier Taiwanese food.
Desserts at Typhoon Cafe
If the savoury food at Typhoon Cafe was average the desserts were very good. We ordered the Chendol Panna Cotta ($5.90) which was served quite promptly.
The dessert looked good and was delicious. It did feel like we were eating delicious local chendol as well as enjoying smooth Italian panna cotta at the same time – a fusion dish that worked extremely well.
Typhoon Cafe at Plaza Singapura has very attractively priced lunch deals on Mondays to Thursdays. That would be a good reason to have lunch there. Otherwise, it would probably not be the first place to come to mind if we want to enjoy delectable Taiwanese dishes. However, we would happily return to Typhoon Cafe for their good looking and delicious desserts.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Plaza Singapura 68 Orchard Road
Tel: +65 6884 5423
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 9.30pm
Nearby MRT Station : Dhoby Ghaut
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