Having a meal at Oasis Taiwan Porridge restaurant is like a walk down memory lane. The restaurant has been in business for more than 38 years and is now located Toa Payoh Town Park, opposite HDB Hub and next to Toa Payoh Swimming Complex. It was previously located next to the Singapore Indoor Stadium and opposite the old National Stadium.
The restaurant location is interesting, tucked in a small estate park with outdated landscaping, bamboos, willow tress and man-made ponds. Walking around the surrounding reminds me of Singapore in the 80s when I was growing up:
Oasis Taiwan Porridge restaurant at Toa Payoh Town Park
The restaurant decor and menu also look similarly dated with an old world charm These add to the homely appeal of the restaurant since it’s signature dishes are all simple home-cook dishes.
Entrance with large red lanterns
I ate there recently with my family. These are the dishes we ordered:
Oasis Special Beancurd (with generous chye poh topping) – S$10
Braised goose meat (S$16)
Chye Poh omelette (S$7)
Dong Bo Rou (S$15)
Sweet and sour pork (S$12)
3 types of eggs with spinach (S$10)
The bill came up to over S$100 for a group of five adults and one baby. You can find most of their dishes at regular porridge stalls in hawker centres at a fraction of the cost. Hence some would consider the restaurant expensive.
I find the prices alright for a restaurant setting. Do watch for the added “hidden” charges like pickles, peanuts, tea and wet towels which can add up to quite a bit. These are optional items which you can request the wait staff to remove.
Overall, the food quality was not bad. The goose meat was really good and goes done well with the sweet potato porridge.
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