Taiwan: Raohe Night Market 饒河夜市

It’s been awhile! Work has been crazy. 1 more week to go before I’ll get my life back after 9 months of working hard for the mall’s reopening. I have tons of travel stuff to share from my previous trips to Taiwan, Bali and Japan. smile

Raohe Night Market (饒河夜市) is one of the night markets I had visited in Taiwan, it’s probably my second favourite after Fengjia Night Market (逢甲夜市) due to its buzz and variety of shopping and food.

One of my favourite snacks would be the squid which is deep fried till golden brown and extremely crispy. The squid is lightly coated with salt and pepper, very simple condiments but so tasty.

Cheap xiao long bao (小笼包) at less than S$5 for 8 pieces! It was really delicious and super worth it. We also tried their pizza, nothing fantastic though.

At the entrance of the market is this black pepper bun (胡椒餅) stall which had a snaking queue. Made with pork, spring onions and special spices, the bun is crispy with a chewy texture. The meat is nicely marinated, tender and juicy. It was worth the 20 mins wait.

Fried yam with salted egg! But I had a better one at Ningxia Night Market (寧夏夜市), which I’ll share at a later post.

Okonomiyaki, just because. Nothing beats the authentic one I had in Japan.

We couldn’t resist the mahjong tiles game and tried our luck but to no avail. Booo!

Till the next travel post! Will be back soon! smile

Check out my other posts on Taiwan:
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heart Taiwan: Arriving at Taichung and Visiting Fengjia Night Market 逢甲夜市
heart Taiwan: Miyahara 宮原眼科
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heart Taiwan: Lavender Cottage 薰衣草森林
heart Taiwan: Our Experience at Cingjing 清境
heart Taiwan: Arriving In Taipei And Checking Into Hotel Papa Whale
heart Taiwan: Banana New Paradise 香蕉新樂園
heart Taiwan: Raohe Night Market 饒河夜市

Jamie’s Deli at Jamie’s Italian

To cater to workers around the vicinity of harbourfront area who are time starved, Jamie’s Deli made its debut based on a grab-and-go concept that starts from 8.30am from Monday to Friday where PMEBs may grab a bite or coffee on their way to work. Things like croissants, muffins, tarts, nut bars, cookies and brownies will be available.

From 11am onwards, guests can also look forward to ordering a range of fresh salads and artisanal sandwiches which will be rotated once every two days.

Those who are looking for a lighter but fulfilling meal may opt for Big Fat Greek Salad (S$5.50+/S$8.50+) which is made with fresh lettuce, cucumber, tomato, onions, feta cheese and mustard dressing. The dressing makes the whole salad extremely refreshing.

We also tried their Margherita Pizza (S$5.50+) made with fresh tomato sauce, mozzarella, fresh basil, parmesan and extra virgin oil, as well as the Italian Hot Pizza (S$5.50+) made with crushed tomatoes, mozzarella, hot soppressata and wild oregano.

Apart from the items at Jamie’s Deli, here are a couple of new things that we’ve tried from Jamie’s Italian’s new menu.

Garlic & Chilli Prawns (S$16.95+) are really fresh and seasoned with butter, parsley and ciabatta croutons to give it a little nice crunch.

I know how difficult it is to cook risotto and hence, I can tell that a lot of effort has been involved to perfect the Seafood Risotto (S$26.95+), which has garlic, squid, mussels, bronze fennel, crispy capers, shellfish sauce and a little saffron. The risotto has absorbed the sweetness of the seafood which made it extremely flavourful. This dish is only available at Vivocity’s outlet.

Porcini Tagliatelle S$17.95+ / S$26.95+ is made with creamy wild mushroom sauce, gremolata, parmesan and herby breadcrumbs. The tagliatelle pasta is cooked till mildy chewy but doesn’t stick to the teeth. Definitely a crowd pleaser with its exquisite presentation where we had to lightly drizzle the breadcrumbs on top of the noodles before we dig in. Yums!

Oxtail Lasagne (S$29.95+) is a 12-hour slow-cooked oxtail and lightly topped with mozzarella and parmesan. Beef lovers would definitely love this, which is only available at Forum’s outlet.

The sea bass in Italian Fish & Chips (S$29.95+) is beer-battered and deep fried till golden brown, and served with polenta chips, mushy peas and tartare sauce. We were pretty amazed by the polenta chips, which were deep fried to a nice and crispy texture. It was as good as eating potato fries, but with less guilt!

Tiramisu (S$13.95+) contains coffee-flavoured sponge cake, kahlua, orange mascarpone and chocolate shavings. The orange mascarpone is a nice twist to give the classic dessert a citrus flavour.

Pecan Pie (S$12.95+) is made with butterscotch and salted caramel ice cream. A very satisfying dessert with a nice crunch when we bite into the pie crust.

Epic Chocolate Brownie (S$13.95+) is indeed epic. The rich chocolate brownie is drizzled with chocolate sauce and comes with ameretto ice cream and caramelised amaretti popcorn.

Jamie’s Italian
1 Harbourfront Walk, #01-165/167 VivoCity, Singapore 098585
Tel: (65) 6733 5500
Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday 10am to 10pm; Friday & Saturday 10am to 11pm
Note: Prices are subjected to 10% service charge and prevailing government taxes.