The ART (Assumption Restaurant for Training) is not your usual restaurant. Located inside Assumption Pathway School at Cashew Road, the restaurant provides the training ground for the students to put their F&B knowledge and skills into practice. The ART is a casual dining restaurant that offers 3-Course set lunch and High Tea Set on weekdays and during school terms. All prices here are nett.
The ART has recently extended its operating hours on Fridays (during school term) to include dinner. Set dinner will be served for dinner except on the last Friday of each month, where it is replaced with Porridge Buffet. I was there on the last Friday of March to check out the Porridge Buffet which is priced at only $12 nett.
Porridge Buffet 4/5
For a mere $12, there is an eclectic selection of traditional condiments and dishes to go with either the normal porridge or porridge with sweet potatoes. During my visit, we had some of the items such as pickled radish, salted egg, fried ikan selar, chye por neng, long beans, prawn paste chicken, sambal eggplant
Braised Duck 4.2/5
Besides the array of unlimited traditional condiments and dishes to go with the porridge, very table will have a plate of Braised Duck and Steamed Seafood that will be served once. My table was quite surprised in the execution of the braised duck coming from a kitchen that is more focus on western fare. The duck had absorbed the flavourful braising sauce and cooked to a nice tender texture. It definitely is a crowning dish for the porridge buffet.
For the steamed seafood, we had the Steamed Prawn during our visit. I heard it served steamed sotong last month. The steamed prawns were huge, crunchy and juicy.
Stewed Tau Pok, Tau Ki and Tau Fu 4.2/5
A highlight at the buffet is the Stewed Tau Pok, Tau Ki and Tau Fu. The best way to enjoy the bowl of porridge is to drench it with the flavoursome braising sauce, and paired with the stewed tau pok, tau ki and tau fu which has soaked up the delicious braising sauce.
There is even dessert such as Red Bean Soup, Cakes and Brownies to complete the buffet spread.
By the way, I was told that the porridge buffet is very popular and it is recommend to call or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make reservation to avoid disappointment. On top of that, do be patient with their service as the place is run by students that are still learning the trade to gain practical experience experience from what they have learnt in classes.
Note: This is an invited tasting.
The ART (Assumption Restaurant for Training)
Assumption Pathway School
30 Cashew Road
Tel: +65 68926187
Nearest MRT: Cashew (DT Line)
Mon-Fri: 12pm- 5pm
Fri: 6pm - 930pm
1) Alight at Cashew MRT station. Take Exit A. Turn left and walk to Cashew Road. Walk down Cashew Road. Walk to Assumption Pathway School. From the guard house, walk straight to the canteen. At the end of the canteen, take the staircase on the right to the washing point. Walk to destination. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]