Taipei 101 Taiwanese Cuisine (台北101台湾料理) @ Queensbay Mall, Penang.
Bored with all those food outlets in Queensbay Mall ? Looking for some restaurants with cozy environment near Bayan Baru area ? This could be an option for you. Taipei 101 offers taiwanese cuisine, from affordable bento (rice set), taiwanese noodles to special delicacies and iced pearl milk tea. The bento sets are very affordable and they are suitable as lunch meals or tea break. Special delicacies from Taiwan are also available, from the Iron-hard Preserved Egg (铁蛋), octopus-balls etc. Their special home-made chilies are not to be missed as well. The best part is there is no service charge at all. They have this delivery service as well, do give them a call and confirm if they will be delivering to your area.
From top to bottom, Honeydew Pearl Milk Tea (Rm3.90), Winter Melon Lemon Tea (Rm3.90) followed by Champagne Pearl Milk Tea (Rm3.90). All their pearl milk teas are made using flavorings which made it very common to me, nothing special.
Their special chilies, very spicy and aromatic, best to go with their noodles. Recommended for chili lovers.
Fried Octopus Noodles (Rm7.90). It comes in a set together with some fried octopus. The portion was very small but surprisingly, the texture of the noodles was very springy, it works best with the chilies. The vegetables were rather tasteless, some drizzles of soya sauce might be needed just to increase the flavor.
The Fried Octopus that comes together with the noodles. The octopus was rather a disappointment. Although the octopus were fried to perfection and they do maintained a crispy and crunchy texture but the taste was not something that I was expecting.
Taiwanese Pork Rice (Rm7.90). The set comes in a big portion, well it contains rice, a big portion of pork cutlet (topped with mayonnaise), hard boiled egg and Mapo Toufu (麻婆豆腐). The pork cutlet was very crispy indeed and it complements well with the mayonnaise. A very complete set for lunch.
As for the Taiwanese Pork Rice Set above, a bowl of soup will be provided as well. At least it would not be too dried.
Deep Fried Pork Ribs Rice (Rm7.90). According to my friend's opinion, the pork ribs were a bit disappointing as they were a bit tasteless. Texture wise, was decent.
Japanese Curry Chicken Rice (Rm10.90) The portion was very big indeed however, it would be ideal if they could be more generous in giving the Japanese curry. With the natural sweetness from potatoes, the curry was very delicious and it works well with the fried chicken. Some pickled vegetables were given as well, with a bit of sourness in the pickled vegetables, it refreshes the taste buds and you would not feel the oiliness in the fried chicken.
Their Neptune Mian Xian (面线, Rm7.80). One can opt to add more ingredients into this mee sua (chinese noodles that made from wheat flour), a wide variety of seafood ingredients is being offered, for instance, oysters, mushrooms, squids, jellyfish, abalone, mussels, prawns and scallops etc. The texture was very disappointing. I would prefer a smoother texture where by based on my understanding, Oyster Mee Sua should be something smooth and the Mi Sua should be shattered before the cooking process. The noodles should no longer be a whole. Some drizzles of vinegar and chili oil can be added based on your preference.
Parking (in Queensbay Mall): 8/10
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Address: 35G, Pesiaran Bayan Indah, Sungai Nibong, 11900 Bayan Lepas (Opposite to Queesbay Mall/ directly opposite to TGI Friday exit).
Contact Number: 604- 642 1339
Business Hour: Mon - Thurs, 11.30am - 3.00pm/ 5.30pm - 10.00pm; Fri - Sun, 11.30am - 10.00pm