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Tempting Taiwanese treats!

Saturday, March 12th, 2016

 

Story and photos by Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet TM

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All photos are of real food with no photoshop

The indomitable and implacable Travelling Gourmet TM goes to…

MASSIVE Downtown East to try Taiwanese Street Food…TEA VALLEY is the brainchild of Lawrence Lim who is actually an IT graduate of the University of Birmingham in the UK. Modest and unassuming Lawrence told me candidly, ” On my business trips to Taiwan, I developed a liking for Taiwanese Street Food and later I decided to start TEA VALLEY in 1999.”TEA VALLEY now has 4 outlets in sunny Singapore, but the one in Downtown East is the ONLY one that serves a Mini Steamboat with corn, vegetables and other yummies.

I relished the signature dishes like Sesame Chicken in a claypot which has 2mm thick slices of old ginger which I liked. The special seame oil used is imported from Taiwan. So are the teas…like fragrant and refreshing Rose Honey Jasmine Tea served in a cute clear glass pot with matching teacups and little rose buds inside. I also like the ice cold Bubble Tea! I particularly like the sweet sour and tangy passion Fruit Jasmine Bubble Tea with the chewy “bubbles” that look like Salmon roe! It is not so sweet unlike some other Bubble teas. Nowadays, people like desserts and drinks that are not cloyingly sweet for health reasons. Other comfort food dishes which will give your tummie a nice warm feeling are the Silver Needle Mushrooms which are super-crispy Enoki mushrooms deep fried with a special blend of Tempura flour.

Deep fried Squid is the Taiwanese answer to Italian Calamari Fritto. There is also the Taiwanese version of good ol’ Japanese Karaage that is, deep savoury Fried Crispy Chicken, Hot and Sour Noodles with Mushrooms and Bamboo Shoot batons is very filling and…surprisingly NOT hot or spicy! I think it needs some more “pow-derful” Chilli Oil! TEA VALLEY is not a fine dining place bus as a diner commented cheerfully, “It is nice…like a Taiwanese Tea House!” I agree! Come here for wholesome comfort food in a casual atmosphere. Bon appetit! 🙂

TEA VALLEY@Downtown East

01-05A

1, Pasir Ris Close

Singapore 519599

Tel: 65833055

Source: thatravellinggourmet

Share tasty Taiwan eats at Downtown East

Saturday, March 12th, 2016

12 March 2016

Share Tasty Taiwan Eats At Downtown East

Affordable wholesome meals to bond family and friends

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12 March 2016, Singapore – TEA VALLEY @Downtown East, located at The Alley at #01-05A, must be the best kept secret of a wallet-friendly, award-winning Taiwanese casual diner at Singapore’s largest water theme park, Wild Wild Wet!  The first of four outlets on our little red dot, it is just one bus stop away from the Pasir Ris MRT station on the 354 bus.

After a day of fun sliding down flumes, a hearty spread of food and drinks for sharing with family or friends is most welcome. Hot favourites such as Braised Pork Rice, Oyster Noodle, Honey Chicken and Three Cup Chicken With Rice, steamboat with seafood, vegetarian or teriyaki chicken options which are only served at this outlet, are popularly shared among families and friends.

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. This is good news for milk tea and snow ice lovers, as well as snackers who would enjoy Fried Plum Sweet Potatoes, Crispy Salted Chicken, Fried Cuttlefish, Enoki and Shiitake Mushrooms and Tofu as well as other tantalising bites.  With steamboat, this is the most comprehensive menu of all its branches.

TEA VALLEY @Downtown East lists more than 19 choices of mains and 21 snack items including thick toasts on their menu.  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 Rose Honey Tea, Lotus Leaf Hawthorn Tea, Longjing Eight Treasures Tea, milk shakes, blended ice drinks, bubble milk teas and desserts such as tropical and exotic fruit snow ices.  There is something in the menu for each member of the family, to please even the fussiest of palates.

Each item comes at unbelievably affordable prices. The meals are served pronto all day.

Loyal diners of TEA VALLEY @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 @Chevron House was thus opened a year ago in the CBD next to the Raffles Place MRT station (formerly known as Caltex House).

Mr Lawrence Lim, Director of  TEA VALLEY, said, “Our regular diners also have visited our other three outlets. They sometimes book our restaurant for functions, or order out.”

There are on-going promotions and diners are advised to check them online at www.teavalley.com.sg.  There are set meals at TEA VALLEY @Chevron House and @The Central, comprising a main dish and an appetizer, and the set comes with a free choice of drinks priced S$2.80 and below (set meals are available all day and start from S$9.00 per set).

Mr Lim added, “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.”

Who needs to fly to Taiwan just to enjoy its street food now?  For more details, please go to www.teavalley.com.sg .  For prices, please refer to the attached menu.

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About TEA VALLEY

Established in 1999, 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 Entrepreneurs’ Award 2014, helms the company. TEA VALLEY outlets are located at:

  • Chevron House, #B1-04 (restaurant)

10am-8pm Mon-Fri except public holidays

  • The Central, #B1-47

(restaurant)

11am-10pm daily

  • POMO, #01-26

(express counter)

10am-9pm daily except public holidays

  • Downtown East #01-05A (restaurant)

11am-10pm daily

*The menu differs slightly from outlet to outlet. While diners can expect similar dishes at TEA VALLEY @Chevron House and @The Central  #B1-47, there is steamboat on the menu at TEA VALLEY @Downtown East #01-05A which draws in hungry families after a splash at the water-sport attraction.  Shoppers and students in and around Dhoby Ghaut, would make a beeline for the Fried Plum Sweet Potatoes, Deep Fried Cuttlefish, Seaweed Fries, as well as their favourite milk teas at the express counter at TEA VALLEY @POMO #01-26.

For more information, please log on to www.teavalley.com.sg.  Like TEA VALLEY on Facebook (www.facebook.com/teavalley).  Follow us on Instagram (www.instagram.com/teavalley) to receive exclusive updates, discounts and offers.

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Source: Milege Communications

Try the street food of Taiwan at TEA VALLEY

Saturday, March 12th, 2016

12 March 2016

 

Rose honey tea at TEA VALLEY

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Crispy salted chicken

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Golden needle mushroom

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Jasmine passion tea

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Deepfried cuttlefish

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Honey lemon tea (chilled)

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Seafood steamboat with teriyaki chicken on the side

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Hot and sour noodles

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

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Take a sip refresh tea for started your day before work

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

24 JANUARY 2016

 

Take a sip refresh tea for started your day before work 😌😌😌 Jujube, which is sometimes referred to as the Chinese date, is a type of fruit that has been part of the Chinese diet, Jujube fruit is also consumed as a tea while the research is limited, jujube tea is rich in antioxidants and may alleviate constipation. It’s also purportedly beneficial for anxiety and insomnia, but the evidence is limited. Consult your doctor about the use of jujube tea for medicinal purposes before adding it to your diet.

Order now at TEA VALLEY or by qjump app

TEA VALLEY X Qjump

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Tasty, affordable Taiwanese treats in Singapore’s CBD

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

24 FEBRUARY 2016

A well kept secret, TEA VALLEY @Chevron House is a wallet-friendly Taiwanese casual diner in the Central Business District (CBD). Tucked in the basement at the far end of a circle of international eateries, TEA VALLEY @Chevron House’s tantalizing menu is so comprehensive that even a Taiwan native will not miss his or her home favourites while in Singapore.

With meal sets priced from S$9 per set comprising a main, a side dish and a choice of drink (priced S$2.80 or below) available all day, it is difficult to stop ticking tantalising items such as Braised Pork Noodle/Rice, Crispy Salted Chicken, Oyster Noodle, Fried Cuttlefish and Three Cup Chicken With Rice, on the order form.

Oyster Noodle

Three Cup Chicken with Rice

Aside from the usual favourites, TEA VALLEY also offers local Taiwanese specialties such as Hot & Sour Noodle/Rice, and a variety of snacks such as Seaweed Fries and Fried Plum Sweet Potato.

Hot & Sour Noodles

Hot & Sour Soup Rice

Seaweed Fries

Mr Lawrence Lim, Director of TEA VALLEY, said, “Our regular diners also have visited our other three outlets. They sometimes also book the entire restaurant for functions, or order out for their own office parties.”

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. This is good news for milk tea lovers and snackers because there are over 21 snack items including thick toasts; and eight categories with over 40 combinations of hot and cold drinks offered at *TEA VALLEY. Made from high quality tea leaves that come all the way from Taiwan, TEA VALLEY’s renowned red, scented, fruit or floral teas and bubble milk teas, as well as an expanding array of desserts including tropical and exotic fruit snow ices make great meal accompaniments or treats.

Mango Pearl

 

Mr Lim added, “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.”

Who needs to fly to Taiwan just to enjoy its street food now?

 

About TEA VALLEY

Tea Valley - Facade

Established in 1999, 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 Entrepreneurs’ Award 2014, helms the company.

 

TEA VALLEY outlets are located at:

Chevron House, #B1-04 (restaurant)
10am-8pm Mon-Fri except public holidays

The Central, #B1-47 (restaurant)
11am-10pm daily

POMO, #01-26 (express counter)
10am-9pm daily except public holidays

Downtown East #01-05A (restaurant)
11am-10pm daily

 

*The menu differs slightly from outlet to outlet. While diners can expect similar dishes at TEA VALLEY @Chevron House and @The Central #B1-47, TEA VALLEY  @Downtown East #01-05A offers steamboat, drawing in hungry families after a splash at the water-sport attraction. In contrast, shoppers and students in and around Dhoby Ghaut, would make a beeline for the Fried Plum Sweet Potatoes, Deep Fried Cuttlefish, and Seaweed Fries, as well as their favourite milk teas at the express counter at TEA VALLEY  @POMO #01-26.

Be sure to like TEA VALLEY on Facebook, and follow them on Instagram to receive exclusive updates, discounts and offers.

Source: nookmag

Food & entertainment – Singapore

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

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Source: smallbusinessesofasia

TEA VALLEY is a highly popular restaurant

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Tea Valley

Tea Valley is a highly popular restaurant serving up authentic Taiwanese street food at extremely affordable prices. There are street food favorites such as Oyster Mee Sua, traditional Three Cup Chicken with rice, and Sesame Chicken with rice. They have an extensive menu, covering noodles to rice dishes such as Braised Pork Rice and Chicken Chop Rice. Besides that, diners can order snacks such as deep fried shiitake mushrooms and fried plum sweet potatoes. In addition, they offer mini steamboats which comes with meat and a variety of vegetables which makes it well worth your money.
Tea Valley is also widely known for their variety of drinks- a total of 40 different flavors made of tea leaves from Taiwan. Popular beverages are the Jasmine Honey Tea and the Rose Honey Tea, which are extremely refreshing. The prices are very reasonable and the wide variety of items on the menu will definitely make customers spoilt for choice.

Our Outlets

Downtown East:
Address: 1 Pasir Ris Close #01-05A Downtown East, Singapore, Singapore 519599.
Tel : 6583 3055.

Opening hours as follow: 11am-10pm (Mon-Sun)
 
POMO:
Address: 1 Selegie Road, #01-26 Pomo Singapore, Singapore – 188306
Tel : 6337 1598.
Opening hours as follow: 10am – 9.30pm (Mon-Sun) except PH.

Chevron House:
Address: 30 Raffles Place #B1-04 Chevron House Singapore 048622.
Tel : 6533 5355.
Opening hours as follow: 10am – 8pm (Mon-Fri) except PH.

The Central:
Address: 6 Eu Tong Sen Street #B1-47 The Central Singapore 059817
Tel : 6221 3835.
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.

Address: 1 Pasir Ris Close #01-05A Downtown East, Singapore 519599
Tel: 6583 3055
Hours of Operations: Mon-Sun: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Email: general@teavalley.com.sg
Cuisine: Taiwanese
Website: www.teavalley.com.sg
Source: Where To Eat Singapore

TEA VALLEY is a multi-award winning restaurant

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

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TEA VALLEY is a multi-award winning restaurant specialising in authentic Taiwanese favourites like the oyster noodle, braised pork rice, and crispy salted chicken. Since its inception in 1999, the humble family-friendly establishment has received awards for their outstanding culinary and entrepreneur skills. TEA VALLEY has also been featured on the Shin Min Daily News and U-Weekly.

Source: Justprivilege

Cheap eats in the CBD: TEA VALLEY

Monday, February 29th, 2016

29 FEBRUARY 2016

 

Affordable and tasty Taiwanese treats at TEA VALLEY in Chevron House

TEA VALLEY is a hole in the wall eatery located in the basement of Chevron House. Tucked away in a corner, the casual diner is often overlooked as an option for lunch thanks to the diverse range of eateries at Chevron House.

With an unbeatable set meal that comprises of your choice of main, side dish and a drink from $9, its comprehensive Taiwanese menu impressed me so much that we had to share this find with you!

Taiwanese street food galore

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Tender and juicy fried chicken breast dusted with TEA VALLEY’s special salt seasoning.

Start your meal with a deep fried snack like the crispy Salted Chicken ($4.80) or battered Shitake Mushrooms ($3.80). Despite being deep fried, neither side dishes were too greasy. In fact, the Salted Chicken seemed almost healthy since TEA VALLEY uses lean breast meat instead of fattier cuts of chicken. The Shitake Mushrooms also retained its natural juiciness without retaining too much oil.

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The Oyster Noodles was my favourite dish out of everything I tried.

As for mains, the standout dish has to be their Oyster Noodle ($5.50) with chilli and vinegar. I loved the addition of bonito flakes to the thick gravy which added more umami to the dish. The noodles they used also has more bite compared to mee sua, adding some much-needed texture.

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TEA VALLEY’s Honey Chicken Rice makes for a hearty and satisfying meal.

For something more substantial, the Honey Chicken Rice Bento ($$6.50) impressed with its generous portion of tender, grilled chicken. The rice also comes drenched in a sweet brown sauce, making it impossible for us to hold back on the carbs.

Ending on a sweet note

TEA VALLEY started out as a humble bubble tea shop, so naturally they pride themselves in serving high-quality teas. The wide range of tea leaves including red, scented, fruit and floral teas are imported directly from Taiwan.

The rose buds used in this tea are imported from Taiwan and are exceptionally fragrant.

Catch up with colleagues or have an informal meeting over a cup of Rose Honey Tea ($4) beautifully presented in a glass tea kettle. People with more of a sweet tooth will also enjoy the Mango Pearl Tea ($3.50), a smooth, milky concoction served with chewy clear colour pearls.

by Nicole-Marie Ng

Source: weekender

Cool down with this icy cold Mango Snow Ice from TEA VALLEY

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

28 FEBRUARY 2016

 

Can’t stand the heat? Cool down with this icy cold Mango Snow Ice from TEA VALLEY. This family-friendly restaurant serves authentic Taiwanese food created on age-old recipes.

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Source: Cuisine Wine Asia