Taiwan Siau Jou translates to Taiwan Porridge (or congee if you want
to be anal about it). It’s just opposite where I work and it’s an
eating establishment that specializes in…porridge. Seriously.
This is what the interior looks like. I went for lunch with a couple
of my coworkers. I actually went from person to person and asked “Who
wants some porridge?”. ;) It seems that porridge is not very popular
for lunch. Hell, I wouldn’t have gone if I didn’t want to review the
Taiwan Siau Jou has a large choice of dishes to choose from, to
complement the porridge. You basically choose what you want and you get
a bowl of congee to go with the choices. It’s a very unusual system for
me. There are dishes that you wouldn’t normally relate to
porridge…meat dishes, vegetable dishes, you name it…
This is the main dish – watery porridge (congee). It comes with bits of sweet potatoes and tapioca embedded.
Here’s what the three of us shared for lunch. The choices are varied to allow an accurate review of the establishment.
This is a Chinese style meat loaf (roll?) sliced and served with chili sauce.
We also ordered some vegetables – this is kacang botol.
Here’s a staple for congee dishes – pork floss.
This is another classic complement – century eggs with slices of ginger.
We also had a meat dish made with minced pork. It came with a generous portion of gravy.
This is the final meat based dish – it’s spare ribs in sauce.
Here’s the Huygens Asia lunch crew.
L-R: Elvinna, Mancy, Huai Bin (me).
Taiwan Siau Jou is a great place for a light lunch. It won’t put you into a post-lunch coma like other lunch options will. ;)