The older generation may remember Goldleaf New Taiwan Porridge Restaurant which started at Oxley Rise in the 1970s. Being born after that, my memories of Goldleaf is when they were located at Thomson Plaza. It was great that through social media, I was able to find out where they have moved to. Goldleaf New Taiwan Porridge Restaurant is now conveniently located at Amoy Street near the new Telok Ayer MRT station.
What I like about Taiwan porridge is it comes with sweet potato? I am not sure how you like to have it but I like to mash it up and mixed it with the grainy porridge so that each mouthful comes with the sweetness of the sweet potato.
Sambal Garlic Sprout 4.2/5
When I saw the Sambal Garlic Sprout ($10) on the menu, I knew I just need to get it. I simply love biting into these crunchy sweet greens.
Tamban Fish with Sesame 4/5
This giant looking ikan bilis is actually Tamban Fish with Sesame ($8). It is deep fried until very crispy that it can be eaten whole. Drizzled with a sweet sauce and topped with sesame, this goes well with the bowl of hot comforting porridge.
Braised Pork with preserved vegetable 4.5/5
The highlight for me is the Braised Pork with preserved vegetable ($16). The braised pork has been cooked so well absorbing all the beautiful flavours until it was tender soft. It literally melted in the mouth. I will definitely order this again in my next visit.
Steamed Pork with Salted Egg Yolk 4.2/5
Another favourite dish of mine is the Steamed Pork with Salted Egg Yolk ($6). The well marinated minced pork with soy sauce and salted egg yolk maybe a hint salty but that is the whole intention to go with the bland porridge.
Oyster Mee Sua 4/5
It has been a while since I last have Oyster Mee Sua ($10) because not many places in Singapore can do it well. Goldleaf serves a great bowl of oyster mee sua with a flavourful and viscous gravy. It was slurping good.
While Taiwan porridge in a way is quite similar with Teochew porridge which is eaten with accompanying selection of dishes, I find that the dishes in Taiwan porridge are more refine. It is good to see that the younger generation has taken over the business and I hope they can continue the tradition and strive for greater height.
110 Amoy Street
Tel: +65 63248310/ +65 63243268
Nearest MRT: Telok Ayer (DT Line)
Daily: 1130am - 2pm, 6pm - 11pm
1) Alight at Telok Ayer MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to Amoy Street. Walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]