5 Little Bears – Affordable and Authentic Taiwanese Food; Oyster Mee Sua and Fried Chicken Cutlet

My friend Gayle brought me to this Taiwan restaurant in Paya Lebar Square, claiming that it’s the most authentic taiwan cuisine (i’m assuming for its price range) in Singapore. I had to take her word for it la considering she did live in Taiwan for a few years and I don’t really know what authentic taiwan cuisine tastes like.

Not sure whether the food was authentic but I thought it was pretty good.

The thing that I liked the most about the restaurant is the ambiance. It really looked like those traditional taiwanese bars with its dim lighting and ceiling lanterns, coupled with the wooden tables and chairs.


If its your first time there and don’t know what to order, you can either order the Braised Pork Rice if you want something filling, or the Oyster Mee Sua if you want something light, because that’s what my friend told me.

We both ordered the Oyster Mee Sua and shared a X-large Chicken Chop.


To be honest I was a little skeptical of the mee sua because thick gooey stuff just really turns me off. But since a Taiwanese recommended it, I decided to give it a go and I just… no regrets man.

The oyster tasted fresh and the mee sua wasn’t very jelat and salty and I actually finished it all despite my dislike for gooey food. I also really liked the subtle parsley taste it had.


I had mixed feelings for the chicken because it didn’t taste like it was freshly fried, meaning it wasn’t hot and crispy like some which I’ve eaten at other stores before. Plus the seasoning taste wasn’t that strong either. But maybe this is what authentic taiwan fried chicken chop tastes like and the others are catered to our preference for stronger tastes?? But despite so, I still thought it tasted pretty good for some reason.


In conclusion, I would say that the food here was damn shiok, or what taiwaneses would say…



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