Goldleaf Restaurant Tasting Session 2023

Goldleaf Restaurant Tasting Session 2023
185 Orchard Road

103 Amoy Street #01-01

86 East Coast Road #01-02

88 East Coast Road
#01-05 Katong Square


83 Geylang Road


Opening Hours:
Daily: 12pm - 3pm, 5pm - 10pm



https://goldleaf.com.sg/

This was an invited media review. I did not pay for the meal during the free hosted tasting session.
Attended with representatives from Jennifer Yeo Lifestyle, msginginly, Epicurious Caniggia, and Purple Taste.



Goldleaf Reunion Yu Sheng



Homely Communal Taiwanese Meals

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 7
Ambience & Setting: 8
Food & Beverage: 7
Service: 8
Value for Money: 7
Budget about SGD $108 per person.


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Established since 1971, Goldleaf Restaurant is amongst the most famed Taiwanese porridge restaurants in Singapore, serving up their homely comfort food for over 4 decades. Time almost seems to stand still here, and regulars still flock to Goldleaf Restaurant for their classic, nostalgic dishes. On this return visit, we sampled their 2023 Lunar New Year festive set meal.

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Ambience at Goldleaf Restaurant is modern and functional. The brightly lit place with ample natural light is minimally decorated, with modern furnishings lined neatly within the spacious seating area. A display counter flanks a wall, serving as a food preparation area. There's a bustling atmosphere, but during quiet times, it's also rather pleasant.

Service at Goldleaf Restaurant is efficient and professional. Staff are quick to greet and seat guests, but there's now less interaction as the team has changed. Staff display average product knowledge, and offer to clear finished dishes and top up drinks throughout the meal. I note that training and guidance is stil being rendered, so standards should get better.

Food at Goldleaf Restaurant is focused on Chinese Taiwanese cuisine. Dishes are homely and simple, comforting and suitable for everyday dining. With traditional, authentic flavours, meals here offer a variety of choices. Portions are sized for communal group dining. Prices are reasonable, budget about SGD $108 per person for the festive set menu.

Goldleaf Restaurant Exterior
Goldleaf Restaurant Exterior


Goldleaf Restaurant Interior
Goldleaf Restaurant Interior



The 2023 Lunar New Year festive set meal at Goldleaf Restaurant is priced at SGD $888 for 8 - 10 people, and features 8 large and hearty dishes.

2023 Lunar New Year Festive Set Meal


2023 Lunar New Year Festive Set Meal
2023 Lunar New Year Festive Set Meal



The Goldleaf Reunion Yu Sheng returns with its topping of abalone, which is what sets it apart from other versions elsewhere. Beautifully refreshing from the seasoned and spiced blend of vegetables, complemented by the succulent abalone, the tossing of this salad marks an auspicious beginning for the new year.

Goldleaf Reunion Yu Sheng


Yu Sheng / Prosperity Toss Salad
Yu Sheng / Prosperity Toss Salad


Abalone
Abalone


Auspicious Blessings
Auspicious Blessings


Goldleaf Reunion Yu Sheng
Goldleaf Reunion Yu Sheng



The Sea Cucumber And Fish Maw With Ginseng And Cordyceps Flower In Superior Broth is thick, hearty, and fortifying, bold with sweet savoury herbal flavour. Nicely balanced in taste, and quite filling.

Sea Cucumber And Fish Maw With Ginseng And Cordyceps Flower In Superior Broth


Sea Cucumber And Fish Maw With Ginseng And Cordyceps Flower In Superior Broth
Sea Cucumber And Fish Maw With Ginseng And Cordyceps Flower In Superior Broth


Sea Cucumber And Fish Maw With Ginseng And Cordyceps Flower In Superior Broth



Enjoyed the Steamed Red Snapper With Chye Poh And Garlic, the flaky moist snapper fish meat picking up the gravy and seasoning well. Has a lovely sweet salty savoury flavour, fragrant and aromatic.

Steamed Red Snapper With Chye Poh And Garlic


Steamed Red Snapper With Chye Poh And Garlic
Steamed Red Snapper With Chye Poh And Garlic


Steamed Red Snapper With Chye Poh And Garlic


Steamed Red Snapper With Chye Poh And Garlic



The Wok-Fried Tiger Prawns With Black Pepper Sauce features large succulent juicy tiger prawns, coated with a generous black pepper sauce glaze. Bite into the shell and all with a satisfying crunch, and you get the punchy savoury salty peppery spice flavour of the gravy, then the natural sweet savoury notes of the tiger prawn.

Wok-Fried Tiger Prawns With Black Pepper Sauce


Wok-Fried Tiger Prawns With Black Pepper Sauce
Wok-Fried Tiger Prawns With Black Pepper Sauce


Wok-Fried Tiger Prawns With Black Pepper Sauce



We enjoyed the Home Made Roast Chicken With Specialty Chili Dip, for the juicy tender roast chicken which has beautiful smoky salty sweet flavour. The chili was incredibly enjoyable too, so much so we ended up drizzling it over other dishes as well. It's spicy but not fiery, just tingling the palate. So good we wished for it to be bottled and sold.

Home Made Roast Chicken With Specialty Chili Dip


Home Made Roast Chicken With Specialty Chili Dip
Home Made Roast Chicken With Specialty Chili Dip


Home Made Roast Chicken With Specialty Chili Dip



The Abalone And Mushrooms With Seasonal Vegetables has a heaping portion of vegetables, including crunchy steamed broccoli, tender braised trio of mushrooms (shiitake, king oyster, shimeiji), and luxurious bouncy rounds of abalone. With lovely vegetal savoury sweet salty flavour, this is a good choice to accompany a meal.

Abalone And Mushrooms With Seasonal Vegetables


Abalone And Mushrooms With Seasonal Vegetables
Abalone And Mushrooms With Seasonal Vegetables


Abalone And Mushrooms With Seasonal Vegetables



The Stewed Golden Taiwanese Noodles are wide, long, and silky, a symbol of longevity. Lovely scallops and prawns symbolise good fortune and wealth, completing the dish.

Stewed Golden Taiwanese Noodles


Stewed Golden Taiwanese Noodles
Stewed Golden Taiwanese Noodles


Stewed Golden Taiwanese Noodles



The Yam Taro Paste With Gingko Nuts And Goji Berries has a rich, thick yam / taro paste, which feels healthier than other versions elsewhere, being milder in taste with a smooth puree-like texture. Has lovely earthy sweet flavour, yum.

Yam Taro Paste With Gingko Nuts And Goji Berries


Yam Taro Paste With Gingko Nuts And Goji Berries
Yam Taro Paste With Gingko Nuts And Goji Berries


Yam Taro Paste With Gingko Nuts And Goji Berries



Promising a homely, comforting meal, it's no wonder Goldleaf Restaurant is a draw for many. Will return to Goldleaf Restaurant for more home style Chinese Taiwanese dishes!


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