Wei’s Taiwanese Food is tucked inside a nondescript Scarborough strip plaza. It’s all but invisible from the main road. Look a little harder, and you’ll find a humble establishment cooking up excellent old-fashioned Taiwanese food made from scratch.
Almost every Taiwanese favourite is available here including Stinky Tofu ($5.99). It's definitely an acquired taste, but it’s their absolute best-seller.
For the fainter of heart, stick to the Fried Crispy Chicken ($5.99). It's so tasty it doesn’t require any dipping sauce. I could eat these all day.
Their lunch boxes offer tremendous value. Case in point is the Taiwanese Style Sausage Rice ($6.49). With sweet sausages and a smattering of vegetable side dishes, it’s the perfect combo lunch meal.
The Three Cup Chicken Rice ($6.49) is what you should get if you’re looking for bento-style lunches. This traditional Taiwanese chicken dish is tender and well-seasoned.
I have mixed feelings about the Pork Intestine and Meat Thick Noodle ($6.49). While the thick, lightly brown coloured broth has nice texture, I can’t get over the slightly sour undertones.
I much prefer the very satisfying Beef Noodle Soup ($6.99). It's a heaping bowl of chewy udon-like noodles with seasoned beef and a delicious broth.
Another Taiwanese favourite, often found in night markets, is the Oyster Omelette ($6.99). A sticky pancake-like batter holds all those oysters together just so well.
The Peanut Sticky Rice Sausage ($3.99) is one of the more visually arresting dishes there, sort of like a mini hot dog with a bun made of sticky rice. It's shewy and surprisingly filling given its small size.
Don't miss the Rice Tube Pudding. It also uses seasoned sticky rice, which is put into a cup-like container before being turned upside-down to give it the tubular-like shape.
When it comes to Wei’s Taiwanese Food, the old adage rings true: don’t judge a book by its covers. Its drab exterior belies a symphony of cheap and tasty Taiwanese favourites.