Woo Ricebox originated in Chihshang Township, a major railway interchange in Taiwan, Taitung. The idea of having a rice box emerged to cater to the numerous hungry travelers on the eight hours Hualien to Taitung train journey. A rice box is therefore an epitome of a heartwarming and satisfying meal that will bring back nostalgic memories for many Taiwanese. Today, the first outlet has been transformed to Chihshang Ricebox Museum to share the history of Taiwanese culture. Woo Ricebox in Jurong Point offers a wide array of rice boxes ranging from braised, fried to healthy selections.
– Gail & Jem
Woo Ricebox specially imports rice grains from Taitung and customises wooden boxes to absorb moisture from the ricebox. This is so that the taste will remain the same even for takeaways, and to stick as close as possible to the authentic Taiwanese taste.
Spicy Drumstick Ricebox – $8.90G & J: The huge drumstick has to be packed separately as it cannot fit into one box with the rice and other dishes. This was fine by us as the chicken remained crispy and warm on its own. While the small side dishes of salted vegetables and sliced beancurd were nothing spectacular, we found the chicken drumstick – the highlight of the set – a delight.
Railway Pork Chop Ricebox – $9.90G & J: The big slab of pork chop looked more intimidating than it tasted. The pork was well-seasoned and tender on the inside. The eatery does not cut them into small slices so as to retain the original and authentic Taiwanese style of eating pork chop in rice boxes.
Braised Minced Pork Ricebox – $6.80G & J: This is a Taiwanese favourite, famously known as “滷肉飯” (lu rou fan). While the braised pork was not as good as it could’ve been (it was a little tough) – the rice and overall taste of the dish was certainly akin to the braised pork rice on the streets of Taipei.
Double Boiled Soup – $4.50G & J: The broth of the soup was a little peppery, and tasted a lot like grandma’s soup. It was a bowl of comfort, and a good side dish to pair along with the rice box to cleanse the palate.
Salt & Pepper Popcorn Chicken – $4.20G & J: This plate was as sinful as it could be: fried, seasoned and crispy. The kind that is addictive and refuses to stop making its way to your mouth. The salt-and-pepper seasoning was refreshing and helped to liven up the dish. We heard this is the most popular snack for the working crowd in Jurong Point, where they takeaway back to office to munch.
You can view their counter menu here:
Woo Ricebox is currently having a promotion:
• Courtesy of China Airlines & Taiwan Tourism Board
– Upon completion of a stamp card, customers get to participate in Grand Draw, where you can stand a chance to win air tickets to Taiwan! Ask the counter staff for more details.
• For NTU/NUS students,
– flash your student card to redeem a mini Salt & Pepper Popcorn Chicken, available weekdays from 11am to 5pm
– Terms & Conditions applies and it is only available till end of November 2015.
Find out more about Woo Ricebox on Facebook and on Instagram @wooriceboxsg.
63 Jurong West Central 3
Tel: 6636 8101
* This is an invited media tasting by Woo Ricebox and Jurong Point.
Average cost per pax: $10 - $20
What you should order: Railway Pork Chop Ricebox, Salt and Pepper Popcorn Chicken.