One Stop Shop Taiwanese Cuisine at Woo Ricebox @ Jurong Point (Media Invite)

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Woo Ricebox might to unfamiliar to some Singaporeans, but it is actually a well-known brand in Taiwan. Established in 1939 in Taitung, it mainly catered to hungry travelers who took long train rides from Hualien to Taitung. Now, it has come so far since its humble beginnings and has over 200 stores in Taiwan!

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The outlet at Jurong Point is its second in Singapore. The flagship outlet is at Ocean Financial Centre has been a popular hit with busy people working in the Cenrral Business District, who like a filling single-portion takeaway option. Also, while it provides for takeout, the food is freshly prepared only upon order.

The main differences between the two outlets are that the snack menu at Jurong Point is more comprehensive and the audience Woo Ricebox at Jurong Point hopes to draw are families.

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Did you know that there is a Royal Gong Cha outlet inside the restaurant? It is also managed by Royal T Group, which Woo Ricebox is subsumed under. The concept is to present a one stop shop where patrons can consume both food and drinks originating from Taiwan.

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Eggs & Berries at Jurong Point (Media Tasting)

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While Eggs & Berries is not exactly a new restaurant in Singapore, I had never made a trip there prior to this because the reviews from my foodie friends were not very positive. However, I received an invite, so I thought ‘why not?’.

We were there to try ‘The Heavenly Four’ buns–Smoked Paprika & Beetroot (pink), Turmeric Curry (yellow), Spinach Pesto (green) and Charcoal Squid Ink (black). The colour of the buns are natural and take on the colour of the individual flavour.

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The interior is brightly lit and filled with colourful chairs. In fact, the lights were so blazing that my pictures were mostly blown-out.

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I ordered the Green Mountain Bee ($6.50) while waiting for the others to arrive. This avocado, bee pollen and vanilla smoothie came highly recommended. What was interesting was that there was no accompaniment of gula melaka (which is quite common in Singapore), so all you can taste is the natural creaminess and sweetness of the avocado.

The burgers were as vibrant as the interior of the restaurant. The chef made the pairing for us, but you can choose to pair one of the buns with one of the four types of patties: beef, lamb, pork or chicken.

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