The mentioned of Bellagio Cafe, better known as 鹿港小镇上海 (Lugan Xiao Zhen Shanghai). It might kindle some memory as there was a Lu Gang Xiao Zhen By The Asian Kitchen in ION Orchard. I have never tried the one in Singapore so no comparison can be made. Both serve Taiwanese cuisine in the restuarant though.
The most famous Bellagio Cafe is located at Xintiandi, but I visited the one located at basement 1 of Iapm Mall with my colleagues (2 French and 1 Malaysian who is based in Singapore) which we tried also Jumbo Seafood in the same mall. If you walk around the basement 1 of the shopping mall, you won’t spot it, as it is situated behind the doors.
Nothing in the decor reminds me of Taiwan. Interestingly, Bellagio Cafe features the gorgeous-looking orchid motif on the wall next to the entrance which most would associate it with Singapore. Glossy black table with matching black chairs and contrast with purple cushy chairs.
Youtiao Prawn was the crowd favourite. It was highly love by the French too, perhaps it was a fried item with mayonnaise sauce.
Next amazing dish, the Sweet & Sour Deep-fried Fish, though in our view (my Malaysian colleauge and I), we love it. The well balance sweet and sour flavour, despite it was a tomato based dish, I enjoyed. However, the French fret out from the sight of the Fish head.
Since we were at a Taiwanese Restaurant, I need to turn to the Three-cup Chicken. It was tasty, rich and flavourful.
Lightly spicy Hot-plate Beef was yet the dish that won the heart of the French. The flat savoury oyster sauce-like flavour was found favour with them. We certainly enjoy such as a dish, just that it was a little too oily.
Stir-fried vegetables was a plate of crunch roots and beans.
We order 2 carbohydrate dishes, a Noodle and a Sausage Fried Rice. I can’t remember the name of the noodle. Both are equally delish.
Rounding up the meal with desserts. First was the huge heap of Peanut Snow, better than I expected. The peanut flavour was significant similar to Peanut Butter with
There is room for improvement for Mango Ice Shaved, make it less sweet and more mango flavour. Even though I am not a peanut flavoured fan, I prefer the former.
Food dished out from Bellagio Cafe 鹿港小镇上海 kitchen has this homely-feel, we love the food, the ambience, though service can be improved.
Bellagio Cafe 鹿港小镇上海
999 Huaihai Middle Road, LG1, Iapm Mall (Near Shaanxi West Road)
Tel: +86 (0) 21-54665698
Daily 1000 to 2330
Shaanxi South station – Line 1, 10 and 12