Despite the potential adverse impact of the newly-implemented Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) on F&B businesses, one breakfast cafe in Chinatown specialising in Taiwanese breakfast and brunch is offering a giveaway to help those in need.
From May 17 to May 22, 2021, Gatao Taiwan Breakfast will be giving away 100 takeaway bowls of oyster mee sua and lu rou fan to elderly people and those who are struggling in this pandemic for free from 2pm to 6pm each day.
Mee sua and lu rou fan
Mee sua refers to vermicelli noodles and is commonly served with oyster to create the popular Taiwanese street food Oyster Vermicelli Noodles (S$5.90).
Known as "Taiwanese Braised Pork Rice", Lu Rou Fan (S$6.90) is an extremely popular Taiwanese dish.
It consists of braised fatty pork, half a braised egg, and a side of vegetables.
Speaking to Mothership, a representative said each person is limited to one bowl of either the mee sua or lu rou fan between 2pm to 6pm each day until May 22, 2021.
He shared that they are prepared to give away a total of 600 free bowls during the giveaway period to help the elderly, disabled, and others who are in need during such tough times.
Even if you do not need the free meals, you can still support them by purchasing these items for takeaway or delivery.
They also sell other food items if lu rou fan and mee sua aren't your thing.
The Pork Belly Bun (S$3.50) is great as a snack on-the-go.
They also specialise in egg crepes (starting at S$3) that come with assorted fillings of your choice such as cheese (S$3.90), pork floss (S$4.90), and tuna (S$5.90).
Any Taiwanese meal would not be complete without Milk Tea (S$2.90), Black Sugar Milk Tea (S$3.80), or Special Taiwan Breakfast Drink ($3).
Here's the menu:
For enquiries about food, takeaway and delivery, you may drop them a WhatsApp message at +65 8418 1888.
Do note that dining in at F&B establishments is not allowed from May 16 to June 13, as announced on Friday (May 14) by the Multi-ministry Taskforce (MTF) on Covid-19.
You may still opt for takeaway or food delivery at F&B establishments in the meantime.
Gatao Taiwan Breakfast
Address: 101 Upper Cross Street #01-04A/05A/05B, People's Park Centre, Singapore 058357
Opening hours: 7:30am to 6pm
Top images by Mao Heng Sun on Google Maps and EuGene Wye on Facebook.