Earlier today (yup, just today!), Mom and Brother wanted to go out for lunch. Mom has been mentioning about trying out a new restaurant at the new Promenade mall called TaiOne for some time now, and curiosity got the best of her. I've grown a bit tired of the food choices in Greenhills too, so trying out something new is music to my ears.
TaiOne, a play of words for Taiwan, is (obviously) a Taiwanese restaurant. LOL. From the outside, the signage says "TaiOne Beef Noodles A Taste of Taiwan" so an easy guess would be that the specialty is indeed beef noodles. You bet I was going to get some beef noodles!
One of the best oyster omelettes. I'm a huge egg person, and trust me when I say the egg was good. It was cooked perfectly; extra fluffy and a tiny bit undercooked - just the way I like it! Wish that the oyster pieces were more though...
|Braised Beef Brisket & Tendon Noodle|
Another winner! Didn't I tell you I was going to try the beef noodles? And I loved it! The broth was heavenly, the noodles chewy and the beef was very tender.
Ever tried a Chinese burrito? Well here it is! And it's pretty tasty! Except maybe next time I'll ask them to take out the cucumbers.
|Panfried Pork Dumplings|
TaiOne's panfried pork dumplings are crunchy on the outside and juicy on the insides.
|Sauteed Cabbage with XO Sauce|
Sadly, did not get to try this one. Someone (ahem, brother) wolfed it down before I could even get a spoonful!
If you're familiar with the chicken chops that are available in different milk tea shops, then you'd know what this one tastes like.
|Satay Beef with Water Spinach|
Again, I only got one piece of beef before someone attacked it and left nothing at all! But happy to report that the one and only piece I got was very flavorful.
Oh and by the way, TaiOne takes pride that their dishes has no MSG on it. I can tell you it's true because all three of us who dined there didn't get that thirsty feeling afterwards - the usual MSG consequence. Plus points for TaiOne for coming out with really tasty yet MSG-free food!
The verdict? TaiOne is one of the better restaurants we've tried in a long, long time. One of the best among the Greehills restaurants, I daresay. Will definitely be back to try out the other dishes. 4.5 out of 5 stars!
TaiOne is at G/F, Promenade New Wing, Greenhills, San Juan