The Salted Plum, formerly Taiwanese pop-up diner Five Ten at South Bridge Road, offers popular Taiwanese street eats and more.
This hole-in-the-wall sets the mood of a fast-casual Taiwanese diner with upbeat Mandarin pop music from the early 2000s. Just as it did in its Five Ten days, it is keeping its prices between $5-$10 on average. Though with an expanded menu, there is the option of choosing slightly more luxurious dishes such as steamed Boston lobster with soy and sesame dressing ($25).
Malaysian-born chef de cuisine Shawn Koh helms the kitchen. With his experience from Five Ten and further research from a culinary trip to Taiwan, he has added new items to the menu the likes of Taiwanese sausage patties ($10) and braised pig intestines ($10).
Other flavourful side dishes for sharing include smashed baby potatoes with plum powder ($5) and fried chicken with nori mayonnaise ($10). For a quick yet substantial bite at lunch, go for their $10 lunch bowls the likes of Lu Rou Fan featuring braised pork belly, kai lan, sous vide egg and rice; burnt chilli chicken rice or seared salmon bowl.
Enjoy your meal with their complimentary white rice or opt for shiny rice ($0.50 per portion), a Taiwanese favourite topped with pork lard and garlic oil. A free flow of Taiwanese red tea is available at $5 per table of four.
10 Circular Road. Tel: 6260 0155