Why Mrs Lee's Favourites, you might think. All the dishes in this Mother's Day menu are refined versions of homecooked dishes that Chef Lee Tong Kuon cooks on a regular basis for his lovely wife. Aptly named, with a very sweet story behind it, the Mother's Day menu at TAO did not disappoint and left us belly full and very happy
Chilled Drunken Chicken - $10
A popular appetizer in Chinese restuarants, the drunken chicken here was unpretentious and satisfying. Those tender chicken slices laced with rice wine were just about the perfect start to the meal
Steamed Egg with Coconut Juice - $9.80
The price might seem a tad hefty but I assure you that this is worth every penny. Smooth steamed egg with hints of coconut atop a bed of crab meat and topped with ikura. It might seem like a strange combination, but it was pretty much flawless.
TAO Pig Trotters with Sea Cucumber - $48
I didn't have the pig trotters but the fatty meat and sea cucumber were so tender and absolutely delicious. The gravy wasn't overly greasely and this was simply put, a pot of braised goodness. Those slabs of fatty meat that go oh-so-well with just plain rice, had me at first bite. Simple but sumptuous
Chef Lee's Homestyle Wok Fried Prawns - $30
The main ingredient coating these crunchy fresh prawns was oyster sauce. Tantalizing with a hint of sweetness, well-executed, faultless, and snapped up in no time
Claypot Braised Chicken and Abalone with Rice Wine - $48
Can't decide if I like this or the Steamed Egg more. Apart from my favourite abalone, due credit has to be given to the broth that was light but rich in flavour. The chicken pieces were incredibly tender and I could have this for lunch and dinner, all day, everyday.
Yam Sago Dessert - $6
I love yam paste and this rendition of it won me over. I love that it's not too creamy, or heavy like the paste and the inclusion of sago bits and yam chunks added a much-welcomed texture. It was just a tad too watered down for my liking though.
The dishes may seem simple and common but they were prepared meticulously and the ingredients used are of uncompromised quality. I really enjoyed every dish on the table! It might not be the fanciest dinner, but the food's good and at least you know you're in for an amazing meal!
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