No doubt about it, many Singaporeans has an insatiable love for Taiwanese food – judging from the popularity of popping bubbling teas, crispy fried chicken, cooling ice shavings to gooey mee sua. The latest to arrive at our shoes is Woo Ricebox’s traditional Taiwan-style rice boxes.
Woo Ricebox, one of Taiwan’s most popular chains for rice boxes 悟饕池上饭包 with more than 70 years of history, opens its first in South-East Asia at Basement One of Ocean Financial Centre. Corporate workers at Raffles Place would have one more place to ‘tabao’ rice for lunch, without waiting in lines faced with long staggering heat.
Woo Ricebox sticks to their original style, using premium short-grain rice specially imported from Taitung, with seasonal vegetables, pickles, braised egg and a main meat item. All very healthy tasting.
The recommendation is the Woo’s Pork Chop Rice Box ($8.30), with the price slightly on the high side. The winner is the fried pork chop, with meat thin and tender and quite authentically Taiwanese, immediately reminding me of similar pork chop at Din Tai Fung .
10 Collyer Quay, #B1-03/05 Ocean Financial Centre, Tel: +65 6636 8101 (Raffles Place MRT)
Opening Hours 11am to 8pm (Mon to Fri last order 7.30pm), 11am to 3pm (Sat last order 2.30pm), Closed on Sundays