Tai Wah Chinese Restaurant located on Mandurah Terrace is a typical suburban Chinese restaurant in Mandurah. The place is spacious and as typical suburban restaurant goes, is decorated with lots of Chinese New Year pieces such as lanterns, firecrackers, red writings, the whole works.
By the time we sat down at the table, I was quite hungry. Judging by the demography, I did not have high expectation of the menu and I was not surprised. When my mum saw the disappointed look on my face, she told me there is a “special” Chinese menu which we could order from. We asked for the “special” menu, it was slightly better but still was not that flash. For those who do not understand this concept of having two menus, it is quite common in a Chinese restaurant to do that to cater for both typical Chinese food (such as sweet&sour pork, spring rolls etc) and more authentic Chinese food (which might not be favourable to some people). I know all these as I used to work in a Chinese restaurant during my uni days. So if you are after something different, ask for the “special” menu but just be aware that not all restaurants will carry two menus.
We ended up ordering three dishes to share between the three of us: Sliced Fish with Ginger & Shallots; Fried Duck in Plum Sauce; Chicken & Mushroom Beancurd Claypot and Steam Rice.
The food looked really good when they came out especially the claypot and duck dish. Taste-wise they were not bad except they were a tad salty. Overall I was satisfied. They are actually pretty good for a restaurant out in Mandurah.
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Rating by: N.L.
Tai Wah Chinese Restaurant
Telephone: (08) 9535 4309
Address: 125 Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah