My first time for Taiwanese Breakfast.
My friends and I went on a short Chicago trip last month. From my friends recommendation, we stopped by Chinese Cafe in Westmont, IL for traditional Taiwanese breakfast. Westmont, IL is about 30-40mins away from downtown Chicago.
Chinese Cafe is located inside the International Plaza, which consist of an Asian grocery + food court. This place gets really crowded by 11am!!
Chinese Cafe only serves Taiwanese Breakfast on the weekends. If my memory served me right, I believe they start serving breakfast around 10:30am. Now that was the first time I am having Taiwanese breakfast, I basically wanted to try everything on the menu and their price looks good too!
Mind you, the counter lady does not speak English very well, but she was very nice. I was able to order just pin pointing the menu and of course with my friends help as well.
TA DA! Below is what bf and I ordered. We have other items too, but I forgot to take pictures 😛
The Pork Flatjack or Pork flat bread was soft and chewy, there was a little bit of clintro in there. The pork was a little dried to my liking, but my friend say its supposed to be like that.
Salted Soy Bean Milk – I always drink the normal soy bean milk, so I was eager to try this one. Its a pretty big cup too. There were pieces of yau teo on top, and a little chili oil. It was too bad, I can taste the soy bean flavor. When I dig into the bottom, there were pieces of pickled vegetables, now those are extremely salty.
Yau Teo (Fried Twisted Crulier) – very good! Freshly fried, soft and crisp!
Salted Sticky Rice Ball – I was very full by this time. But this one is very good as well. Sticky rice was perfect, it has 1/4 marinated egg, pork floss and yau teo.
The above breakfast costed $10.75/2 person. We had some left over, but because we have to drive all day, so didn’t doggy bag.
Overall it’s a very good place for breakfast. They have other eateries in this food court, but Chinese Cafe seems to be the most popular on weekends.
665 Pasquinelli Dr
Westmont, IL 60559