Eat At Taipei is located at JCube, the recent place hyped about months back when it opened. It is right beside the popular, featured ice skating rink, giving the place a cool atmosphere. Dining at the “bar” where you can look directly at skaters while eating can be awkward, but I liked it.
I was pretty disappointed with their Pearl milk tea ($2.5). The pearls were a tad too hard for our liking. The milk tea was rather mediocre and it certainly brought down standards of the place a lot, considering that most diners there have it as a must-drink-since-we-are-having-taiwanese-meal.
Also we ordered a must-have taiwanese side: Crispy fried chicken chop ($7.5). The rendition here was not too bad but nothing much could go wrong with fried chicken unless the batter is messed up.
For mains, they offer a range of noodles, rice dishes and bento sets. We opted for Minced pork noodles ($7.5) and Fried fish fillet with egg and tomato ($13.9). I felt that the noodles were too dry and lacked enough sauce as accompaniment of the minced pork. Otherwise, they would make a rather good eat. Their minced pork is of the right consistency, making it a good side for rice and noodles.
For the rice set, I loved how the fried fish dipped completely in tomato sauce with fried egg pieces. It made a better impression than sweet and sour sauce. Set meals here are quite worth the money – they also come with veggie and fruit fix to give you a full, satisfying tummy.
Overall, the food here is a hit and miss. Some cannot be stomached, some are alright and some are plain nice. I believe that gave rise to mixed reviews on this place. I would contemplate on going back there again, although it’s a great spot for skaters watching – an idea which I have come to like.
2 Jurong East Central
1200 – 2200