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Tea Valley @ The Central, Clarke Quay ~ Offering Taiwanese Food At Affordable Prices

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

28 April 2016

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Tea Valley
is a simple eatery located at the basement of The Central, Clarke Quay that could be often overlooked by diners due to its small presence amongst the bigger shop fronts. Do not be mislead (like us) by its nondescript appearance as they do serve a rather impressive array of food.

Focusing on Taiwan street snacks as well as hot dishes at affordable prices, diners can satisfy their Taiwanese food craving without breaking the bank. The casual establishment serves a total of 16 mains and 12 snacks paired with a wide range of beverages using high quality Taiwanese tea leaves.

Besides this branch at The Central, there are also other outlets at Chevron House, Downtown East and POMO.

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We all love fried food, don’t we? Yes! Yes!

The Fried Plum Sweet Potato ($3.50) and Crispy Salted Chicken ($4.80) were well-executed, showcasing the hallmarks of well-fried food which includes a crispy exterior and moist interior without leaving any greasy feeling on the fingers and lips.

We would have further indulge in treats such as Deep Fried Cuttlefish ($4.80) and Fried Chicken Chop ($4.80) if not for the perpetual struggle with our waistlines.

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Moving on to the more substantial mains.

Oyster Mee Sua ($5.50) is considered to be an evergreen staple in Taiwanese street food. The thin wheat noodles had a nice bite to it, smothered in a broth that was of an ideal consistency without being overly gluey. Ooh those plump, fresh oysters are cooked just right. Splash some garlic and vinegar and you are good to go!

Braised Pork Rice ($6.00) aka 滷肉饭 is another Taiwanese perennial favorite. The version here consisted of a generous serving of rice, topped with minced pork, braised egg, fried beancurd and pickles.

However, the rice was tad dry that day. It would have been much better if Taiwanese short-grain rice is used instead for that authentic mouthfeel. Our take is that certain things cannot be compromised despite cost challenges.

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3-Cup Chicken ($6.50) or 三杯鸡 is a popular dish which as the name suggest, calls for a traditional recipe consisting of a cup each of soy sauce, rice wine and sesame oil. The dish is simmered till the sauce thickens up and penetrates the chicken chunks completely.

Another equally flavorful dish is the Sesame Chicken ($6.50) which is more soupy and with strong notes of ginger. It reminded us of the comfort of a home-cooked dish.

Both these dishes beg to be accompanied with rice.

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The drinks served here ranges from the more common bubble tea selections such as Honeydew Milk Shake ($3) andStrawberry Milk Shake ($3) to the more exquisite Taiwan imported teas such as Lotus Leaf Hawthorn Tea ($4) andMedlar Chrysanthemum Tea ($4).

We tried the Rose Honey Tea ($4) which was a perfect drink to end the night, with scented floral notes sweetened with honey served in insulated tea cups which ensures the tea remains hot while we chit-chatted. Be sure to ask for unlimited refills of hot water when your tea runs out.

Mr Lawrence Lim, director of Tea Valley shared with us his commitment of bringing the extensive flavors of Taiwanese street food at affordable prices to the masses in Singapore. By visiting Tea Valley I truly believe he has fulfilled his commitment.

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Tea Valley
Website: http://teavalley.com.sg/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/teavalley/

Outlets
Downtown East
Address: 1 Pasir Ris Close, #01-05A Downtown East, Singapore 519599
Contact: +65 6583 3055
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11am-10pm

Chevron House
Address: 30 Raffles Place, #B1-04 Chevron House, Singapore 048622
Contact: +65 6533 5355
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 10am- 8pm

The Central
Address: 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #B1-47 The Central, Singapore 059817
Contact: +65 6221 3835
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11am-10pm

POMO (Express Counter)
Address: 1 Selegie Road, #01-26 Pomo, Singapore 188306
Contact: +65 6337 1598
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 10am-9.30pm

Prices stated are in Singapore dollars and nett.

* Written by BFF, edited by PinkyPiggu
* Photos by PinkyPiggu

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Exquisite

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

19 April 2016

 

Exquisite

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Tea Valley @ Downtown East

Monday, May 9th, 2016

05 Apr 2016

 

The first thought that come across one’s mind when mentioned Tea Valley, it must be a place for tea drinking.

True Enough, Tea Valley first started out as a tea drinking outlet @ Downtown East.  However, it is now a family-friendly restaurant chain that offers Taiwanese cuisine based on age-old recipes, offering authentic Taiwanese dishes, steamboats, finger foods and tea at affordable pricing. Beside Downtown East, Tea Valley also has branches at POMO, Chevron House and The Central.  One new branch will be opening at Tiong Bahru Plaza soon this April.

Recently was invited to the Tea Valley @ Downtown East along with Meryl for a media tasting where we get to enjoy some of their Taiwanese delights.

 

Cripsy Salted Chicken got to be the hot favourite among all.  Crispy on the crust while retaining the juiciness of the flavoursome chicken meat. The savory taste is well balanced without one feeling thirsty after eating. One piece after another, this is simply addictive!

Fried Enoki Mushroom is another of my personal favourite as I always love eating Enoki mushroom. lightly battered and fried to crispy, this crunchy snack is super addictive! I can have a whole plate on my own!

Deep Fried Cuttlefish is another favourite among all, as unlike those that we eat elsewhere which tends to have a heavy batter, we get to taste the cuttlefish.

The Sesame Chicken is mouthwatering to most of us. The flavourful broth of sesame oil and ginger makes this dish a delectable one, especially when the chicken pieces are so tender. However, I personally would love a more distinctive taste of Sesame oil.

The Hot and Sour Noodle does not disappoint, however, I will prefer mine with more sourness and a little more spice.

Mini Seafood Steamboat (Teriyaki Chicken – optional). The mini seafood steamboat is currently available at the Downtown East branch only. With a good mixed of seafood and vegetables & corn, the soup has a pleasing sweet taste that is so full-flavoured!  You can choose to add on with the Terriyaki Chicken that is palatable to make your meal even more complete.

Having stepped into Tea Valley, one of course should not miss out trying their teas, they have a variety of teas, but it hot and cold, and we have tried a couple of them.

Hot Rose Honey Tea, served in a mini glasspot, let you enjoy the beautiful sight of the rose buds in the pot while enjoying your tea.  I believe most are familiar with the benefits of honey, but how about rose tea? Rose tea, packed with vitamin C and antioxidants, is best when your body needs a boost. It also helps to reduce menstrual pain, improves skin and hair conditions, boosts immune system, acts as remedy for sore throat, improves digestion, aids weight loss and also relieve one from stress & anxiety.

Jasmine Passion Tea with white pearls, passion fruit is my all time favourite and I love the subtle sweetness with the aromatic passion fruit pulp and Jasmine Tea.

Honey Lemon Tea with white pearls of zesty taste is refreshing and goes well with the fried Taiwanese snacks!

Jasmine Milk Tea with white pearls is of a slight different rendition of what you usually taste elsewhere. There is less milk content, so it may not be your cup of milk tea if you love your milk tea real milky.  However, if you are one who really enjoy drinking the tea itself, then this is the one that you get to enjoy the aroma of the Jasmine tea, with the taste lingers around each sip you take.

 

For more information and latest promotions, visit:
https://www.facebook.com/teavalley/
http://teavalley.com.sg/
Tea Valley Outlets
Downtown East
Address: 1 Pasir Ris Close #01-05A Downtown East, Singapore, Singapore 519599.
Phone: 65833055.
Opening hours as follow:
11am-10pm (Mon-Sun)
POMO
Address: 1 Selegie Road, #01-26 Pomo Singapore, Singapore – 188306
Phone: 63371598.
Opening hours as follow:
10am – 9.30pm (Mon-Sun) except PH.
Chevron House
Address: 30 Raffles Place #B1-04 Chevron House Singapore 048622.
Phone: 65335355.
Opening hours as follow:
10am – 8pm (Mon-Fri) except PH.
The Central
Address: 6 Eu Tong Sen Street #B1-47 The Central Singapore 059817
Phone: 62213835.
Opening hours as follow:
11am – 10pm (Mon-Sun)
Tiong Bahru Plaza (Coming Soon April 2016)
Address: 298 Tiong Bahru Road #02-110 Tiong Bahru Plaza Singapore 168732.
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Tea Valley @ Downtown East

Monday, May 9th, 2016

27 March 2016

About TEA VALLEY

TEA VALLEY is a family-friendly restaurant chain serving Taiwanese food based on age-old recipes. It offers one of the most comprehensive and affordable menus of authentic Taiwanese hot dishes, steamboats, finger foods, teas and desserts in Singapore. It is today listed on the Singapore Food Map and the Singapore Best Food Online Directory. It has won numerous awards including Singapore’s Best Food as well as the Best Culinary Skills awards in the bubble tea and snack food category, Lawrence Lim, Winner of Singapore’s Entrepreneurs’ Award 2014, helms the company.”

Director of TEA VALLEY, Mr Lawrence Lim, wanted to bring value to his diners and believe that good food should be enjoyed by one and all at affordable prices. With that, we get to enjoy yummy Taiwanese food anytime here in Singapore! When i visited the restaurant 2 weeks ago, Mr Lawrence Lim also shared with us that the restaurant’s named ‘TEA VALLEY‘ because the business started out with selling only Taiwanese tea-based drinks. Its amazing how the far the business has come!

TEA VALLEY at Downtown East is the very first outlet opened. It has more than 19 choices of mains and snacks including thick toasts. Apart from these, it has eight ranges of hot and cold beverages in 40 different flavors, made from high quality tea leaves that come all the way from Taiwan! Diners can pair their meals with special teas such as Rose Honey Tea, Lotus Leaf Hawthorn Tea, Longjing Eight Treasures Tea, milk shakes, blended ice drinks, bubble milk teas,and desserts like tropical and exotic fruit snow ices.

The items in their menu are relatively wallet-friendly too!

Loyal diners of TEA VALLEY at Downtown East who have patronised the outlet for the last 17 years enjoyed the variety of food and drinks so much that they requested for an outlet near where they work. TEA VALLEY at Chevron House was thus opened a year ago in the CBD next to the Raffles Place MRT station.

The other two outlets are POMO (express counter) and The Central. (The menu differs slightly from outlet to outlet.)

 

 

Hot Rose Honey Tea – served in beautiful glass tea pot and cup. This cup of tea is very soothing to drink before and after meal with lightly flavoured sweet aroma of rose petals.

Rose Tea itself brings a lot of health benefits including reducing menstrual pain for females, improving skin, boosting immune system, sore throat remedy, digestive aid, weight loss!

Jasmine Passion Tea (with white pearls) – Well-balanced, sweet flavoured tea-based drink.

Honey Lemon Tea (with white pearls) – for a more refreshing tea-based drink!

Jasmine Milk Tea (with white pearls) – Milk Tea from TEA VALLEY is a little different as theirs is less creamy yet still offers a sweet flavour and is pretty special!


TEA VALLEY has been awarded Singapore’s Best Food as well as the Best Culinary Skills awards in the bubble tea and snack food category.

Crispy Salted Chicken – is one of my favourite snack from TEA VALLEY Enjoy the crunchiness to the last bite!

Fried Enoki Mushroom – is very addictive too! So crunchy!

Deep Fried Cuttlefish – Another crispy snack in the menu! Cuttlefish lover will surely love this!

Sesame Chicken – This is the next best dish served during my visit! Tender chicken slices infused in the perfectly-cooked rich, flavourful broth! Simply delicious!

Hot and Sour Noodle – Well-cooked noodles in hot and sour broth with delicate tofu pieces and sprinkle of fresh spring onion. A wholesome of many rip-roaring flavours mixed together – sour, sweet, and spicy!

Mini Seafood Steamboat (with Teriyaki Chicken – optional) – Sweetly Savoury Teriyaki Chicken is sure to keep one’s appetite going! The seafood soup was really good too where there is corn, prawns and other mixed vegetables in it! I personally love the flavour a lot! (Steamboat is only available at TEA VALLEY, Downtown East)

 

Overall a really hearty meal for me at TEA VALLEY! Thank you Mr Lawrence Lim and the media team for the wonderful session!

For more information on TEA VALLEY and their on-going promotions, do check out their website: http://teavalley.com.sg/.

Source: http://meryl-lpy.blogspot.sg

TEA VALLEY brings quality Taiwanese food to Singapore

Monday, April 18th, 2016

18 April 2016

 

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Singapore’s Central Business District (CBD) wouldn’t exactly be the best place to look for cheap food. Tea Valley though, offers authentic Taiwanese fare at very reasonable prices.

Nestled in the basement of Chevron House, Tea Valley has to be one of the best kept secrets of a wallet-friendly, authentic Taiwanese casual diner in the CBD. One of four outlets in the franchise, it is easy to get to, has a comprehensive menu with promotional meal sets served all day.

Tea Valley has been awarded Singapore’s Best Food as well as the Best Culinary Skills awards in the bubble tea and snack food category. Which is great news for milk tea and snow ice lovers, as well as snackers who can choose from Fried Plum Sweet Potatoes, Fried Cuttlefish and other tantalising bites of which my personal favourite has to be the Crispy Salted Chicken.

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Crispy Salted Chicken

I’m not one for heavily battered fried food. The Crispy Salted Chicken was a joy to snack on – juicy and with the right amount of salt to bring out the taste. A dish I would have no issues sitting down with while watching an episode of ‘House of Cards’ on my iPad.

Some of the more popular dishes from their wholesome and family-friendly menu include Braised Pork Rice, Oyster Noodle, Honey Chicken and Three Cup Chicken With Rice. The Hot and Sour Noodle was very well done and balanced. It didn’t stop me from wanting to add some white pepper though for a little extra punch.

Hot and Sour Noodle

Hot and Sour Noodle

Aside from the delicious food, Tea Valley really shines with its selection of Bubble Teas. The bubble tea fad might have burst a long time ago, but after sampling a couple of their offerings, there’s a distinct difference in quality when compared to the run-of-the-mill kiosks.

Tea Valley’s bubble teas are actually that – teas, not some synthetic mystery gunk that many kiosks used to pass off as “tea”. I was torn between the Rose Honey Tea and the Jasmine Honey Tea as personal favourites. Both drinks were very soothing and helped washed down the oils and sauce from the main dishes.

 

Rose Honey Tea

Rose Honey Tea

Apart from Chevron House, Tea Valley has a kiosk at POMO and outlets at The Central and Downtown East where they have a steamboat menu as well.

Source: http://justsaying.asia

TEA VALLEY brings quality Taiwanese food to Singapore

Monday, April 18th, 2016

18 April 2016

 

Seaweed Fries

Singapore’s Central Business District (CBD) wouldn’t exactly be the best place to look for cheap food. TEA VALLEY though, offers authentic Taiwanese fare at very reasonable prices.

Nestled in the basement of Chevron House, TEA VALLEY has to be one of the best kept secrets of a wallet-friendly, authentic Taiwanese casual diner in the CBD. One of four outlets in the franchise, it is easy to get to, has a comprehensive menu with promotional meal sets served all day.

TEA VALLEY has been awarded Singapore’s Best Food as well as the Best Culinary Skills awards in the bubble tea and snack food category. Which is great news for milk tea and snow ice lovers, as well as snackers who can choose from Fried Plum Sweet Potatoes, Fried Cuttlefish and other tantalising bites of which my personal favourite has to be the Crispy Salted Chicken.

I’m not one for heavily battered fried food. The Crispy Salted Chicken was a joy to snack on – juicy and with the right amount of salt to bring out the taste. A dish I would have no issues sitting down with while watching an episode of ‘House of Cards’ on my iPad.

Some of the more popular dishes from their wholesome and family-friendly menu include Braised Pork Rice, Oyster Noodle, Honey Chicken and Three Cup Chicken With Rice. The Hot and Sour Noodle was very well done and balanced. It didn’t stop me from wanting to add some white pepper though for a little extra punch.

Hot and Sour NoodleHot and Sour Noodle

Aside from the delicious food, TEA VALLEY really shines with its selection of Bubble Teas. The bubble tea fad might have burst a long time ago, but after sampling a couple of their offerings, there’s a distinct difference in quality when compared to the run-of-the-mill kiosks.

TEA VALLEY’s bubble teas are actually that – teas, not some synthetic mystery gunk that many kiosks used to pass off as “tea”. I was torn between the Rose Honey Tea and the Jasmine Honey Tea as personal favourites. Both drinks were very soothing and helped washed down the oils and sauce from the main dishes.

Rose Honey TeaRose Honey Tea

Apart from Chevron House, TEA VALLEY has a kiosk at POMO and outlets at The Central and Downtown East where they have a steamboat menu as well.

Source: justsaying.asia

NATAS Travel Fair 2016

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

05 April 2016

 

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Chicken Floss Wrap: A can’t stop-eating snack!

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

30 March 2016

 

Chicken floss

BiteSG Chicken floss encased in lightly crisp scallion pancake (cheung you bing) from Taiwanese joint Tea Valley – a can’t-stop-eating snack! #latedinner .

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Tasty Crispy Salted Chicken from Tea Valley

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

Tasty Crispy Salted Chicken from teavalley 😋😋😋
@ TEA VALLEY 

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Try the street food of Taiwan at TEA VALLEY

Saturday, March 12th, 2016

12 March 2016

Lawrence Lim, Director, TEA VALLEY.

Lawrence Lim, Director, TEA VALLEY.

TEA VALLEY (茶食坊), a Taiwan casual diner in Singapore, is set to go places. At a food tasting session at its oldest outlet in Downtown East, Lawrence Lim, Director of the company, explained that the cafe chain would like to expand further – not just in terms of outlets, but also into the types of services TEA VALLEY can provide.

TEA VALLEY began in 1999 as a bubble tea shop, but soon expanded into offering Taiwan street food as

well. In Taiwan, street vendors often set up their portable stalls in the evenings along smaller alleys, or at regular night markets. The food is often fried or deep-fried for a quick, portable snack, and is especially satisfying on chilly nights.”I want to bring value to my diners. Taiwan made a strong impression on me for its extensive street food offerings. I believe that good food should be enjoyed by one and all at affordable prices. We hope to open more outlets around Singapore in the near future to add another dimension to Singapore’s exciting street food scene,” he said.

Lim has transported dishes from Taiwan’s street cuisine over to Singapore, taste-testing the recipes multiple times before introducing them to customers. He has found that popular snacks in Taiwan do not always tempt tastebuds locally – like the very chewy tianbula (甜不辣), which TEA VALLEY has reinterpreted as a fishcake, while others simply go out of fashion and end up being retired.

The tasting menu for the day included a single-portion seafood steamboat, hot and sour noodles, fried golden (enoki) mushrooms, deep-fried cuttlefish, crispy salted chicken, as well as a selection of the 40 teas that are on the menu at TEA VALLEY @Downtown East.

The jasmine passion tea has a strong hint of passionfruit, while the honey lemon tea is very sweet and redolent of lemon. All three of these teas are served chilled, and come with chewy white pearls. Rose honey tea was my favourite, as it is served warm in a glass teapot to show off the pink rosebuds, and barely tinged with the fragrance of honey.

The steamboat was a colourful mix of prawns and vegetables, cooked to tasty perfection, while the fried dishes combined crispy salty-sweet batter shells with succulent interiors. In Taiwan, the same type of food typically runs to being more strongly flavoured, but these were lighter and more suited to the local preferences for less oily food.

Lim imports high grade teas as well as other food ingredients from Taiwan to make sure the experience is as authentic as possible. He recently invested in a central kitchen to ensure consistently high-quality meals. Next steps, he said, include exploring the feasibility of catering and franchising, as well as opening a new outlet in Tiong Bahru.

 

 

Crispy-Salted-Chicken

Crispy Salted Chicken

Hot & Sour Soup Rice

 

Golden needle mushroom

Golden needle mushroom

Deepfried cuttlefish

Deepfried cuttlefish

Rose honey tea at TEA VALLEY

Rose honey tea at TEA VALLEY

Jasmine milk green tea with white pearls. The tea is a high grade tea from Taiwan

Jasmine milk green tea with white pearls. The tea is a high grade tea from Taiwan

Interested?

TEA VALLEY will be introducing fruit vinegars as well as selected menu items at a Taiwan fair at Isetan Westgate from 5th to 13th April, 2016.

TEA VALLEY @Downtown East is at The Alley, #01-05A, where peak periods are typically weekday and Sunday lunchtimes as well as Saturday evenings. It is one of several outlets. The others are at Chevron House #B1-04, Clarke Quay Central, #B1-47, and POMO, #01-26. An outlet is anticipated at Tiong Bahru Plaza once the mall renovations are complete.

The menu differs slightly from outlet to outlet – the Downtown East outlet is the only one which serves steamboat.

Source: http://worksmartasia.blogspot.com