Dinner at Taurus Hawker Foods

Last Thursday night, we went out for dinner at Taurus Hawker Foods ((Shop 10, 113 Collins Road, Willetton) with our friend M (remember this delicious vegetarian barbecue?).

M had chicken* fried kway teow- stir-fried flat rice noodles with chicken, beansprouts and green Chinese vegetable. M commented on the lovely charry flavour of her noodles. I explained the “wok hei” effect – she’d never tasted it before, and she loved it!

Chicken fried kway teow

To drink, Jac had one of her favourites, cendol (pronounced “chen-dole”).

Cendol (chen-dole)

She started her meal with a serve of popiah, which we ordered with no chilli.


Popiah innards

Her main dish was a three meat combination with steamed rice. The meats were chicken, char siu (barbecue pork) and siew yoke (roast pork). The char siu was covered with a dark, savoury gravy. The chicken breast had soy sauce poured over it. The roast pork was fantastic – succulent pork with a delicious layer of fat topped with extremely crispy crackling. (Some of you will cringe at the thought of me drooling over a layer of pork fat, but hey, if you’re going to eat Chinese roast pork, you really need to be into the fat to enjoy it.)

Three meat combination with rice

The three meat combination and rice came with a small bowl of soup.


I had the Penang-style char kway teow – flat rice noodles with beansprouts, spring onions, fish cake, sliced Chinese sausage, prawns and fried egg. This is always so good.

Penang style char kway teow

It’s a long weekend for us here in Western Australia, with the Queen’s Birthday holiday on Monday. I’m home alone; Jac is away in Margaret River with her hockey team mates until Monday afternoon. As has become a tradition for me when I’m on my own, I cooked my chicken dish with no name for my dinner last night (photos to be featured in a future post), and SPAM may well make an appearance at some point on the weekend. :) I’m off to the shops now, but will respond to comments later today.

*To clarify, following on from the vegetarian BBQ post, M’s son is strictly vegetarian; M eats mostly vegetarian but is happy to eat a little meat every now and then.

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