Located on the fourth floor of the added wing of Plaza Singapura sits Typhoon Cafe, a Taiwanese cafe that brings the taste of Taiwan to locals in Singapore. This casual and modern cafe offers up a comfortable way to enjoy Taiwan’s street-style food without the crowd and the heat.
Their extensive menu comprises a mix of both traditional and street-style foods as well as a variety of bubble teas, fruit teas and specially curated desserts which are Instagram-worthy.
We went with the Crispy Salted Egg Chicken Fritters (S$9.90), Taiwan Sausage Omelette (S$8.90), Taiwan Lu Rou Fan (S$14.90), and the Souffle Stackers with Taiwan Milk Tea and Bubble (S$17.90).
The Taiwan Sausage Omelette was made with a good amount of mushroom, carrots and Taiwan sausage. However, as there was also a generous amount of onions included, the dish had a little bit of a sweet aftertaste which might not be ideal if you prefer to have your omelette more savoury than sweet.
Fried to a golden brown and drenched in the Salted Egg Yolk sauce, the Crispy Salted Egg Chicken Fritters were quite a delight to have as an appetizer. With the added floss on the top, the chicken piece was a mix of sweet and savoury; you really can’t stop at one with this dish!
Though simple looking, the Taiwan Lu Rou Fan packed flavours with its stewed pork belly, half a braised egg and a stalk of vegetable. The sauce of the stewed pork belly has a natural sweetness to it which gives the entire dish a comforting homely taste.
Our favourite of the dishes that we ordered was the pretty Souffle Stackers with Taiwan Milk Tea and Bubble. Paired with the sweet milk tea sauce and chewy bubbles, the taste of the soft and fluffy souffle pancakes were further enhanced into a satisfyingly good dessert which exploded with a complementary mixture of textures and flavours.
Needless to say, this dessert alone would definitely have us returning soon!
68 Orchard Road
Daily: 11.30am – 9.30pm