The last time I visited this place was about 3 years ago and it was a coincidence that my friend should suggest this restaurant because Petunia just blogged about it a few days back.
Tao's restaurant serve only set meals - you can choose between a 6 course meal or a 7 course meal for lunch. For dinner, the only option is the 7 course meals.
6 or 7 course sounds like a lot of decisions to make. Fortunately, the menu is fairly simple and we found ourselves able to order our food in no time at all.
The Husband didn't think the food was spectacular but I thought I had a very decent meal.
I enjoyed most of the dishes I ordered.
The first course was fluffy buttered toast with a cheesy bacon and mushroom gratin. I liked the toast but did not fancy the gratin as it was a little too oily and cheesy for me.
The salad I had was a Japanese noodle salad and I felt this was just very average. The husband had a prawn roll with floss which he didn't really like.
The soup however, was good. I had the thick mushroom soup which I really enjoyed and The Husband liked his fish consommé.
For the main, I opted for the steak and I was most impressed with this. The beef was well flavoured and extremely tender. I wasn't given a steak knife for this and it wasn't required. The beef was that tender! The Husband had the pork ribs which was supposedly the house specialty. He thought it was fine but nothing to shout home about.
For dessert, I had a poached pear which I rather enjoyed. It wasn't mind blowing.. but it was presented in an interesting manner - with mint leaves stuck on top of a little pear, so it was a nice ending to the meal. The tiramisu The Husband had was also above average.
I enjoyed the drink that came with the meal very much. I had the summer peach tea and even though I was having a bit of a flu that day, I could really taste the fragrant tea..
Tao's Restaurant1 Selegie Road