Taiwanese home cooking at Taipei 101 near UCF area

Taiwanese home cooking at Taipei 101 near UCF area

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Simmered pork belly over rice with Taiwanese sausage and hard boiled egg - I think simmered means braised...

Shout out to Kay Y. on Yelp for spotting this little hole in the wall near UCF in Oviedo!

Taipei 101 just opened this week and I for one am very glad it is here. Though my favorite Taiwanese place still remains to be Teriyaki House on the west side of Orlando, this is a nice substitute when I am not able to make the trek over there during the work week.

Taipei 101 Oviedo UCF Area

Taipei 101 Oviedo UCF Area
Taipei 101 Oviedo UCF Area

The menu is still developing as they have been open only just a few days.

Here are some highlights

1. Everything is relatively cheap ranging fro $2 – $9, so I can see it as a popular place for lunch in the UCF area.

2. My favorite dishes included the Lou Rou Fan (Simmered Pork Belly over Steamed Rice $4) which was topped with a nice pork gravy and hard boiled egg along with the pork belly (see pictures), as well as the steamed pork belly bun (gua bao $3) stuffed with mustard greens, cilantro, peanuts, and a sweet and sour sauce.

Overall it was good and very homey tasting (like it was cooked at home by your Taiwanese mom or aunt).

I also tried the simmering combination which was an appetizer with four different types of meat – though I did enjoy the egg, chitterling, and pig ear, I was not a big fan of the pig’s blood rice cake – that’s just me though maybe?

I sampled some of my friend’s salt and pepper chicken, thought it was okay but definitely needed to be more “crispy” .

The Bian Dang meal boxes look like they are a real value, I’d get the simmered pork or bbq pork next time.

Overall, nice effort from the Taipei 101 team, lots of little snacks and to go items that are fun to eat and overall a nice change from the usual around this area. I would try the Zhong Zi rice and pork dumpling next time and see what else is good here !

Gua Bao - Steamed Pork Belly Bun with mustard greens, peanuts, sweet and sour sauce
Gua Bao – Steamed Pork Belly Bun with mustard greens, peanuts, sweet and sour sauce
Simmered pork belly over rice with Taiwanese sausage and hard boiled egg - I think simmered means braised...
Simmered pork belly over rice with Taiwanese sausage and hard boiled egg – I think simmered means braised…
Taiwanese stir fried noodles with pork
Taiwanese stir fried noodles with pork
Assorted appetizer meats - chitterlings, pig ear, pig's blood cake, egg
Assorted appetizer meats – chitterlings, pig ear, pig’s blood cake, egg
Salt and Pepper chicken
Salt and Pepper chicken

 

Pan fried dumplings - not too shabby
Pan fried dumplings – not too shabby
Wonton Soup - nice cuts of cha siu pork and slivers of egg included
Wonton Soup – nice cuts of cha siu pork and slivers of egg included

 

"Zong zi" - rice dumpling stuffed with pork belly, beef, and topped with a sweet and sour sauce, wrapped in banana leaf
“Zong zi” – rice dumpling stuffed with pork belly, beef, and topped with a sweet and sour sauce, wrapped in banana leaf
Curry chicken lunch box - their lunch boxes are a great deal with lots of food including pickled daikon radish, housemade Taiwanese sausage, noodles, veggies, rice
Curry chicken lunch box – their lunch boxes are a great deal with lots of food including pickled daikon radish, housemade Taiwanese sausage, noodles, veggies, rice
Fried tofu topped with spicy pickled kimchi cabbage
Fried tofu topped with spicy pickled kimchi cabbage
Housemade egg wafer rolls
Housemade egg wafer rolls

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Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup at Taipei 101
Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup at Taipei 101
Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup at Taipei 101
Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup at Taipei 101

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