Thursday, August 28, 2014

Taiwanese rustic dishes at Xiao Wang Beef Noodle

Time flies and there is now a fourth branch of Xiao Wang beef noodles conveniently located at the WTC.

Xiao Wang Beef Noodle is from Taiwan which has been established since 1973 by Mr. Wang Shih Chun, who is currently the Chairman of Cook’s Association of Kaohsiung City.
Xiao Wang Beef Noodle became a legend in the industry after clinching the dual championship in “Marketing Competition” and the“Most Popular Delicacy Award" in the 2008 Taipei International Beef Noodle Festival.

Exclusively at this branch, there are rustic Taiwanese dishes and not just beef and noodles so there is a wide choice of homely cooked dishes on the menu.

Here was what we tried:

Four treasures soup:
herbal soup for all ages, wine added before i is served to give fragrance.

I found this light but delicious and nourishing. It gives you that feeling of drinking soup at home.
Three cup abalone:
Cooked with with soya sauce, sesame oil and shao xiang wine in casserole

The abalones were fragrant with an aromatic basil fragrance.
Loofah and clams in fish soup:

The loofah was lovely because it was flavoured by the fish soup and the clams were fresh and sweet.
Steamed fresh crab with glutinous rice:

The crab was fresh and springy with delicious hot sticky glutinous rice beneath it.
spicy king prawns with green peppercorn and chili:

These king prawns were springy and had a delicious touch of fiery green peppercorns and chili.
sesame oil chicken pot :

I didn't realize it was going to be soup but the chicken broth had a lovely gingery taste to it and the pieces of chicken were delicately infused with sesame oil.
This dish is meant to be good for woman who have just given birth.
stir fried kai lan with pork scraps:

The vegetables were crisp and tender with a fragrant pork lard taste.
fried bamboo shoot with sauteed sliced pork :

The pork was soft and gelatinous in delicious rich gravy with grassy peashoots beneath it.
Sitr fried hsin chu rice noodles Tainan style :

The noodles are similar to the rice vermicelli at Putien but these were al-dente with lots of julienne vegetables to give it an extra crunch.
Aiyu jelly with fruit and honey:

This was beautifully presented and you could smell the honey.
The aiyu jelly was sweet and cooling.
Mango snowflake ice:

The mango snowflake ice had a strong mango taste and it basically melts in your mouth.
Xiao Wang Beef Noodle
Shop P211B, 2/F, World Trade Center, 280 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay

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