Saturday, May 8, 2021

Moustache Lee : the Taiwanese fare

 Xander Lee, 28, and Lipsen Chow, 27, the owners, are friends since childhood and they started this stall in January 2021 at a coffee shop in Ang Mo Kio.


Their signature dishes are based on the recipes of the Taiwanese mother of Xander's girlfriend. I ordered the Braised Pork Rice ($3.80 / $4.30), Mee Sua ($4.00), and Salt & Pepper Chicken ($4.00).


My dining companion after tasted the Salt & Pepper Chicken and said, "It tasted like those packets of frozen popcorn chicken that are readily available in the supermarkets. It did not taste like those that I had eaten in Taiwan and it has not much of the salt and pepper taste."


I did not particularly like the Braised Pork Rice but my dining companion finds it to be alright. He said, "It did not taste too bad, that braised pork though was a little too small pieces but its texture was just right." The taste was a little off, it might be due to them adjusting it to better suit the local taste. It did not have much taste of the deep-fried shallots. I actually prefer the Braised Pork Rice from Really Something, a stall at Chinatown Complex Food Centre to this. 


I was asked whether I want vinegar for the Mee Sua when collecting it but it did not enhance the taste much. It is served with shredded chicken and not traditionally with oysters or braised intestine like those in Taiwan. It tasted quite forgettable as compared to the one by Eat 3 Bowls at Crawford Lane. I would rather eat it without the chilli as it is too spicy to taste Taiwanese.


This is just a new stall and we should give them time to improve.


MOUSTACHE LEE
Block 505 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 Aik Leong Eating House SINGAPORE 560505
Operating Hours: 11.30 am to 8.30 pm (Closed on Mondays)

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