Goldleaf Taiwan Restaurant (New Taiwan Restaurant) has a rich history in the food industry and they are in the midst of a renewing their menu and approach to cater to a wider palate.
We were hosted by Karen and you can feel the enthusiasm permeates through the staff. Karen was telling us that they are in the midst of engaging on the social media platform and is also in the midst of experimenting with wine pairing for their food. (more in the post.)
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The appetiser which is braised groundnuts, beancurd and ikan bilis (anchovies) was pretty outstanding. Teases the palate and gets you ready for the things to come!
Fresh cockles with special sauce
For someone who doesn't really eat cockles, this dish was surprisingly addictive! Dipped in the home-made special sauce, it is an explosion of flavours in the mouth. The cockles tasted absolutely fresh and you don't even have to shell them yourself! (8/10)
Chye Poh Omelette
This has to be the fluffiest chai por omelette that we ever tasted. Incredibly light and (surprisingly) not oily, it is balanced in egginess and the salt level. We love it so much that we can eat one plate of this on our own! (10/10)
Er-Chye (Taiwan Lettuce)
Light and really, tasted like normal lettuce at first. But the surprise comes later. There is this sweet tender after taste that we just couldn't put a finger to. Well, we need the greens, might as well make it a special one! (7/10)
Three Cup Chicken
Prawns (Mongolian and Salted Egg)
The servings were generous but we were not wow-ed by the taste. The Mongolian version tasted very much like black pepper and the salted egg version did not have the heart stopping taste that you would have got from other oriental restaurant. The plump and fresh prawns did save the dish though. (6/10)
Braised Pork Belly
Cod Fish with Special Sauce
The restaurant serves a few vegetarian dishes which is great if you are with company that are vegetarians. They have decent options and the tastes of the dishes are acceptable. Just do not expect the standards of a vegetarian restaurant.
Great selection and two new features!
The yam paste dessert is our favourite of the four we tasted. Nice and smooth, and just the right level of sweetness. The coconut milk is pre-mixed into the dessert so you won't spot the guilt. A delicious way to end the meal. (8.5/10)
Overall it was a great experience and we will be back to sample some of the other items on the menu. The service staff were great and ever so attentive. Do note that lunch hours are usually packed and you may have to share tables. They do operate long hours till 11pm, seven days a week.
Be prepared to spend between $20-$50 per pax, as of all Chinese restaurants, it is really dependent on what you order.
110 Amoy Street
11:30AM - 2:30PM
6:00PM - 11:00PM