Its already the week after the official Mother’s Day weekend. If you haven’t done anything for your mother, don’t panic because TAO Seafood Asia’s Mother’s Day menu is still available until the end of this month.
Named “Mrs Lee’s Favourite”, the dishes in this menu are just some of Mr’s Lee favourites (duh!) that Chef Lee would prepare for her and the kids. You can expect very pure and home-cooked flavours from some of the dishes in the line up. The Steamed Egg with Coconut juice topped with Crab Meat and Salmon Roe was a pleasant treat. In that small canape dish, it gave me a delicate sweetness and fragrance of the coconut, the freshness and aroma of the crab meat and also the distinct briny flavours of the salmon roe. That was almost too much (good) drama for an appetiser.
The Chilled Drunken Chicken was ok, nothing too much to brag about. TAO Pig Trotters with Sea Cucumber (Picture at the top) was my favourite (Me and Mrs Lee now shares something in common) for the evening. The sea cucumber was not too soft and had a nice bite at the end and the trotter was fork tender. However, it wasn’t the sea cucumber or the trotter that won me over – it was the gravy. Oh my god, I still think about that Hakka rice wine gravy that made me empty that bowl of rice.
The other dishes featured in this menu are Chef Lee’s Homestyle Wok Fried Prawns and Claypot Braised Chicken and Abalone with Rice Wine. The prawn had a flavour which I cannot discern and was rather amazed at how simple the ingredients were when Chef Lee shared them with me. They were simply just items we can find in our kitchen like garlic, sesame seed oil and Hua Diao Jiu.
Dishes from ‘Mrs Lee’s Favourite” Mother’s Day Menu are priced from S$30++ (for 4 person). Set menu is available at S$688++ (for 10 person) and includes 8 dishes. If you can, do order their crab as well. The White Pepper Crab they serve was so delicious when I had it the last time round.
TAO Seafood Asia is located at:
12 Marina View
Asia Square Tower 2
Tel: 6844 9969