Good food in CBD? Sure not… more like expensive food right?
It was a pleasant surprise when we discovered GoldLeaf Amoy along the streets thronged with bars. A neat air conditioned humble looking space, GoldLeaf is nothing about overly fancy dishes (with names you can’t even pronounce). Instead, expect a down to earth menu of comforting Chinese food, which tastes as good as it looks. Here are some of my favourite dishes!
P.s. Read till the end of discounts when you dine at GoldLeaf Amoy Restaurant!
Salted Egg Oysters (Off the menu)
I’m a great fan of salted egg anything, so my heart literally skipped a few beats when this yellow glistening dish was presented in GoldLeaf. My verdict? Shiok ah. The salted egg sauce was thick and fragrant, complementing the slightly sweet oyster really well. It was so tasty that I slurped up the sauce that was still in the shell (it’s worth the calories ;))
However, this dish has not been incorporated into their menu yet – so you may try to order it (or call them in advance to check on its availability).
Golden brown garlic bits on large tender scallops, with the contrasting textures of vermicelli. Need I say more?
Black pepper crab
My experiences with black pepper crab haven’t been the best – most of them tend to be way to fiery, so much that the pepper overwhelms the taste of crab. Well, GoldLeaf Amoy’s black pepper crab was something more. There was an indescribable fragrance from the pepper used and at the first bite, this light aroma slowly spreads into the mouth. Gradually, the spicy taste of the grinded peppercorn surfaces, complementing the well cooked crab meat.
Goldleaf amoy also serves many other traditional tze char dishes, you will definitely be spoilt for choice! Also, feel free to ask for recommendations (their staff should know better right?)
Free flow rice/porridge
Not forgetting the staples, GoldLeaf Amoy provides unlimited servings of rice and porridge. This is perfect news for rice/ porridge lovers, bon appetit!
Walking distance from Telok Ayer MRT
Goldleaf Restaurant (Amoy)
Address: 103 Amoy Street Singapore 069923
Tel: 6324 8310
Opening hours: Sun – Thurs: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm
Fri – Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 11pm
Whether you’re looking for a place for a family gathering or simple meals with your friends, do consider heading to GoldLeaf Amoy Restaurant. They do serve traditional Chinese dishes such as hotplate beancurd and cereal prawns. It’s central location is definitely a plus point and you can even head for drinks after (many bars beside!)
With each dish ranging from $10 – $16, I feel that Goldleaf Amoy is still pretty affordable. It falls comfortably in my meal budget and I’m sure I will be back for more mouthwatering food here!
Don’t forget to quote “Smitten” when you dine at Goldleaf Amoy for a 10% discount off total bill!