Mar 29, 2010

Tao's Restaurant

16th Mar 2010

"One Price, One Menu, Many Selections" - An unique dining concept that serve creative modern Fusion cuisines presented with a touch of Zen and many dishes are served in “Tao-Ci” pottery plates. That's the name Tao's come from. We (5 of us) got to try almost all the items on the menu. The food didn't really wow us but their services were definitely impressive. Very friendly, attentive, accommodating and yet not too intruding. For the service and variety of food offer, a 7 course dinner @ S$29.80++ is definitely value for money! Though there were some hits and misses but I think I don't mind to revisit if they launch new menu occasionally.

I was there on a weekday evening with my uncle's family to celebrate Aunt's Peggy Birthday again! Though we had celebrated with her already over the weekends but that day then was the actual day and she wanted to give us a treat back. Sorry for the lousy photos. I was using my uncle DSLR, I didn't set the lighting mode properly so all photos turned out horrible with a shade of yellow. I edited it and the result was what you see now, like pictures taken in the 60's. Personally I think it looked better this way! lol!

Lunch - 6 Course Set Meal ($19.80++ per person)
Dinner - 7 Course Set Meal ($29.80++ per person)

1. Starters
Bacon & mushroom gratin served with toast

All of us like the cheesy, creamy and mushroomy gratin that go so well with the toast. However, try not to finish all as this was only the 1st course. The serving staff kept asking whether do we want extra toast. Really very attentive.

2. Only for dinner
Mango Sorbet & Grilled Mushroom

These were only for dinner. The sobet tasted like syrup drink and the grilled mushroom was quite nice.

3. Salads
Salad prawn roll with pork floss / Crab meat & fruit salad / Huai san / Farm boy splendor / Smoked salmon salad

All the salads were very ordinary that can do without it. If really have to choose one, then I will recommend the Huai San. Quite special to eat it chilled and dipped with wasabi soya sauce, very refreshing indeed. Love the presentation too.

4. Soups
Shark-fin melon herbal soup / Cream of mushroom / Cream of pumpkin / Fish soup

The clear soup were all quite nice but both the cream soup were too thick and creamy for my liking.

5. Main Entrees
Slow cooked pork back ribs

One of their award wining dish and portion was big. It's flavourful, juicy, fleshy and tender. But too much will find it a bit "jilard".

Tao's oven roasted steak

Though it was not cooked to medium rare but the steak was still very tender, almost has a melt in the mouth texture quite amazing. Quite nicely done up but the sauce was a bit too creamy for my liking.

Spicy stingray

Another one of their popular dish and again portion was big too. One big chunk of moist and meaty stingray top with a rather nice sambal sauce. Very satisfying.

Baked Atlantic flounder with cheese

Thumb down for this as compared to the rest. All you can taste was the cheese and the fish was quite bland.

Tao's grilled chicken

Not bad according to my uncle, flavourful and juicy.

6. Desserts
Creme brulee / Tiramisu / Brownie with ice cream / Cheesecake / Yangsheng poached pear / Green tea ice cream

Their specialities were not on dessert so we didn't have much expectation but the brownie and tiramisu were surprisingly quite nice. Also thank them for serving us all the desserts on the menu that day even though we can only have 5.

7. Beverages
Ice summer peach tea / Ice rose apple tea / Lavender tea

End the meal with a pot of refreshing tea, perfect in cleansing our palates after a heavy 7 course meal.

Tao's Restaurant
1 Selegie Road
PoMo (Formerly known as Paradiz Centre)
#B1-19 Singapore 188306
For reservations - 6339 8858
Opening hours: 11.30am – 10.00pm daily


Jessie said...


We are from Neo Garden, would like to invite you down for a food tasting session for all bloggers for our new catering line. :)

If you are interested, drop me a mail at


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