Goldleaf New Taiwan Porridge Restaurant @ 110 Amoy Street

I always had a soft spot for food establishments that have been around for a really long time. It marvels me how they have kept with the times, constantly revamping the menu to cater to the demands of our ever fickle food community yet still stay passionate about what they do. What is especially heart-warming is knowing that the business has stayed within the family, passing it down from one generation to the next.

Goldleaf New Taiwan Porridge Restaurant is one such example of a culinary landmark- rich in history and local flavour. The Goldleaf brand, around for the last 40 odd years, first found its beginnings in Oxley Rise. Inspired by its Taiwanese roots with a blend of Singaporean traditional classics, Goldleaf New Taiwan Porridge Restaurant brings the real deal of homely comforting fare to the table.

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We started with a bowl of Sweet Potato Porridge each. Simple but especially nostalgic. Best eaten when served hot.

The Soya Bean Stick with Broccoli $12 was cooked just right. Colorful and vibrant with a mishmash of crunchy broccoli flowers, tender soya bean sticks and nutritious black fungus, all tied together with a piquant sticky sauce.

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A must try is their Steamed Minced Pork with Salted Egg Yolk $6/$10 which had us scraping to the last bite. I personally never had this combination before and I must say it is a porridge staple for me now.

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If you love fatty meat slow-cooked till tender, then this Braised Pork with Preserved Vegetables $10/$16 is a must order! No doubt that the pork had been simmering in that silky marinate overnight, every bite was meltingly moist and unbelievable good. The best part had to be how the saltiness of the preserved vegetables had cut through the caramelized sweetness of the meat for a harmonious match.

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I enjoy eating prawns without having to get my hands dirty and the Black Pepper Prawns and Stir Fried Prawns with Salted Egg Yolk $16/$36 allowed me to do just that. Succulent, fresh and sweet, the meat of the prawns complimented both the black pepper sauce and salted egg yolk paste quite beautifully.

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Cod is one of my favorite fishes, adding to the list of Pomfret and Salmon of course. So when Goldleaf’s upsized Cod with Specialty Sauce $9/100g arrived, I literally squealed! Exceedingly fresh, flaky but firm, I called dips on this one and offered to finish it. Ordering it again in a heartbeat.

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The 3-Cup Chicken with Basil $12/$16 is a traditional classic Taiwanese dish with three key ingredients of sesame oil, Chinese rice wine and soy sauce of equal proportions added. The flavors were subtle in this one with the basil leaves adding a minty nuance.

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Ending off with some desserts- the Yam Paste $4, Herbal Jelly $3 and Red/Green Tea Jellies $4 were light and not overwhelmingly sweet. All made homemade, we really enjoyed the velvety smooth textures of the jellies and paste. My vote goes to the Red Tea Jelly for its fragrant tea infusion.

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Overall, Goldleaf New Taiwan Porridge Restaurant is an affordable option for large group gatherings and especially family reunions where both the young and old will definitely find dishes suited to their palate.

I am sure you too will enjoy your meal experience here at Goldleaf, which is why I am pleased to extend a special promo code for my readers!

Quote ‘gninethree’ when making payment and you will enjoy 10% off your total bill! Offer is only applicable for dine-in customers with a minimum spending of $50 till 30 September 2013.

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110 Amoy Street
#01-00
Singapore 069930

Opening Hrs:
Daily
11.30am – 2.30pm
6.00pm – 12.00am

Singapore

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