Goldleaf Restaurant – Authentic Taiwanese Porridge Classics
Goldleaf Restaurant specializing in porridge with Taiwanese dishes celebrates their 45th Anniversary tomorrow (16th March). They sure came a long way – 45 years of perseverance and hard work in serving authentic extensive menu of Taiwanese Porridge classics.
What, 45 years? That’s way before I am born and since it was my virgin trip, I knew I had to try their signature dishes. Their anniversary promotions are listed at the end of the blog post. (scroll down if you can’t wait!)
Braised Pork with Preserved Vegetables ($16) – Dark dull looking it is, but DO NOT belittle this. The long hours of preparation for this dish results in ultimate bliss when the meat, fats and skin melts into tendersoft succulence upon bite. Of course, you could order the steamed buns and have your kong bak bun happily!
Steamed Pork Pattie with salted egg yolk ($10) – This sure goes well with porridge and the salted egg in the middle enhances the overall flavor of the dish.
Pan Fried Cod Fish – crispy on the outside and juicy inside, spread specialty sauce over, with ginger and coriander. A boneless fish essentially, this sure brings a smile to people (like me) that hates eating fish because of the tiny fish bones.
Golden Prawn Roll – 7 decade old favorite in its original form and flavor ($12 for 6pcs) This somewhat tasted similar to the Prawn Roll my late grandmother used to make, prawn rolls that were made with love ! I love the bits of water chestnut in it that gives it a crunchy texture, and not forgetting the sweet sauce to dip in.
We were also delighted to find that Goldleaf Restaurant serves up vegetarian dishes as well. So, this makes an ideal place for family gathering and friends when vegetarian option is a must.
3 Cup Beancurd with Basil Leaves ($13) – the vegetarian version of the 3 Cup Chicken. I say the gravy is good to go with rice!
Lo Han Chye ($13)
We tried all their desserts, Herbal Jelly ($4.50); Longan Tofu ($4) and Yam Paste with Gingko Nuts ($5). Our favorite is the Yam Paste which was smooth and not overly sweet. The Longan Tofu was not too bad but we had better ones and as for Herbal Jelly, we preferred it to be more bitter to start with.
We are already planning for our revisit soon, maybe within this month for the anniversary promotion heh?
In lieu with their 45th Anniversary, they have the following promotions for weekday and weekend respectively till 16th April 2016
Get 1 signature dish at $0.45 for every $50 spent AND 45% return voucher for your next visit if you spend above $70
Set Menu at $45 comprising:
Braised pork with preserved mustard greens
Chye po egg
Steamed pork with salted egg/dish
Three cup chicken
(This was an invited media tasting.)
Address: 103 Amoy Street #01-01, Singapore (069923) (Google Map)
Opening Hours: 1130am -3pm; Dinner: 6pm-11pm