Goldleaf Restaurant, one of Singapore’s pioneer restaurants serving Taiwanese Porridge, has been around since 1971. Its ambiance is clean, comfortable and suitably decorated with Chinese paintings.
The menu features an array of heart-warming and comforting dishes that goes well a bowl of a humble porridge. Porridge comes piping hot and has a smooth consistency. It’s refillable and you can choose from plain or sweet potato.
The tender and superbly marinated Braised Pork with Preserved Vegetables ($16) tantalized our taste buds with nuances of herbs and spices. Another must-order is the Steamed Pork Patty ($16) -juicy and soft,with a hunk of dried salted fish to enhance flavors. Another classic porridge accompaniment that should not be missed is the Chye Poh Omelette ($10). I always find fluffy fried eggs with bursts of salted radish irresistible.
The Salted Egg Yolk Prawns ($16) had chilli padi and curry leaves that pierces through the creamy sauce, adding dept to the dish. The shells were conveniently removed, so you can dive straight into it, without getting your fingers dirty.
The spiciness of the Sambal Potato Leaves ($10) gives a nice burn and jolts you up instantly. I find this dish a tad too salty though. We also had French Beans ($10) with mince meat and shrimps, as well as Salted Egg ($1.50 each). Both items were simple, yet so satisfying.
On the whole, dishes were well executed, however we felt that portions quite small for the price point. A gratifying food experience, nonetheless!
Recommended Dish(es): Braised Pork with Preserved Vegetables,Steamed Pork Patty
Table Wait Time: 0 minute(s)
Spending per head: Approximately $21(Dinner)
Keep it up!