2020 was a tough year. It was made worse by pandemic restrictions leaving us grounded, trapped and bored in our little red dot. If you’re looking for that little piece of Taiwan in Singapore, Eat 3 Bowls Station is here to whisk you away.
Taiwan is perhaps one of the most commonly missed destinations. When it comes to food we miss, lu rou fan and milk tea often on the lips of everyone—metaphorically, of course.
Eat 3 Bowls is a well-established name in the cafe scene, beloved for their quirky classroom-inspired decor and authentic Taiwanese fare.
Eat 3 Bowls Station is their latest train-themed outlet at Pasir Panjang, fitted with train schedule tables and painted-on windows of popular scenery to help invoke those memories on the high speed rails.
When it comes to Taiwanese food, the mind rarely escapes favourites like Braised Pork Rice (S$5), Oyster Intestine Mee Sua (S$7.20) and Chicken Rice (S$5).
You’d be hard pressed to find better braised pork rice than the OG of local Taiwanese cafes. It’s simple and homely, but ultimately loaded with flavour—it’ll instantly make you miss the times in Taiwan.
Besides that, you can look forward to the new exclusives. They include common night market treats such as Sautéed Beef Cubes with Garlic (S$19.90) and Salted Crispy Chicken (S$7.80).
For the health conscious, they also serve wholesome soups like Bitter-gourd Pork Rib Soup (S$5.50) and Wintermelon Clam Soup (S$5.50).
Of course, it’s not the true Taiwan experience without milk tea, and there’s a pretty good selection of it. For those who love the classics, Eat 3 Bowls’ Fresh Milk With Brown Sugar Pearls (S$4.30) hasn’t disappointed yet.
Alternatively, if you want refreshing thirst quenchers to balance out the heavier items on the menu, look out for the Lemon Wintermelon Tea (S$4.30) and Passion Fruit QQ (SS$4.80).
In line with their train-theme, they also have plans to serve train style bentos soon. I’m hoping we could hop on an actual high speed rail in the near future, but Eat 3 Bowls Station scratches the itch for now.