Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Taipan Cafe


Taipan is one of the most well-known HK style cafes in Edmonton. I went for lunch one day and the prices were unbelievable. I ordered from the breakfast and tea combo menu that's available from 11 am to 4 pm everyday. For only $7.95, I got a bowl of satay beef vermicelli in soup and a plate of fried fish fillet and 2 eggs. The satay beef vermicelli was decent-sized and since I wasn't very hungry, it was more than enough for me already and I didn't manage to finish the fish and eggs. The satay flavour was not bad, but the noodles were slightly undercooked. The beef was well-marinated and quite tender too.


The fried fish was incredibly oily and bits of the breading were burnt. I completely scraped off the dry and hard breading and just ate the frozen bland-tasting fish inside because I didn't want to waste food. The eggs didn't taste that great either as they were overcooked.


The combo also came with a free hot drink. I opted for an almond tea which I found a bit too sweet.


The food wasn't very good, but I felt like I got my money's worth. Perhaps some of the pricier items would be more palatable. I might give the place another try one of these days.

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