There are lots of places in Singapore where you can enjoy buffet meals, but the traditional Taiwanese porridge buffet at Coffee Lounge at Goodwood Park Hotel Singapore probably has one of the most unique backstories.
An icon on Scotts Road, Goodwood Park Hotel is housed in a uniquely designed building that dates back to 1900. The Grand Tower wing of the hotel was gazetted a national monument in 1989 and Coffee Lounge is housed within this wing when it was first opened in 1977. The restaurant has withstood the test of time and remains in operation today, serving up many of their popular classics like their Taiwan porridge menu. Till today, it is fondly remembered as one of the few outlets that opened its doors around the clock for 24-hour dining back in the day and was a familiar rendezvous spot for supper lovers.
For the past 30 over years, the Coffee Lounge has remained mostly loyal to its concept with a 2007 revamp that saw the restaurant retaining its heritage feel, while infusing elements of modern updates.
If you would like to enjoy a buffet with a whiff of nostalgia, this is the restaurant to visit.
Taiwan Porridge A La Carte Buffet
The well-loved Taiwan Porridge is a signature offering at Coffee Lounge that diners have come to enjoy since its inception in 1984. Initially launched to cater to late-night customers from the hotel’s popular nightspot, the West End Club, the Taiwan Porridge has become a perennial mainstay with diners consistently returning to experience quality traditional Taiwan Porridge fare.
Characterised by hearty dishes with robust flavours, the menu is available for lunch and dinner, offering an extensive selection of over 40 traditional a la carte dishes that are best savoured with light rice and sweet potato porridge. The menu items are available for ala carte orders, but most people just go for for the buffet option which is more value-for-money.
The Taiwan Porridge A La Carte Buffet (S$39++ per adult, S$19.50++ per child from Mon – Thu; S$42++ per adult, S$21++ per child from Fri – Sun, eve of & public holiday) is available for both lunch and dinner, with unlimited orders from a selection of 30 perennial favourites from the a la carte menu, as well as a lavish dessert buffet spread comprising of cakes, nonya kueh, local desserts and ice cream to choose from. Unlimited portions of rice and sweet potato porridge or steamed rice are available at $2.50++ per person. Full menu for the a la carte buffet:
Highlights on the Taiwan Porridge menu include:
Other porridge items:
Dessert buffet spread:
I quite like their kung pao chicken, kung pao prawn, promfret, braised pork belly and fried baby squids. These are healthier comfort options compared to snacking on fast food.
For those who do not like buffet meals, but find the ala carte orders too pricey, Coffee Lounge also offers a Taiwan Porridge Lunch Bento set menu.
Taiwan Porridge Lunch Bento
Featuring five of the most popular dishes from the main Taiwan Porridge a la carte menu presented in an attractive bento box, the Taiwan Porridge Lunch Bento is perfect for a quick quality lunch on weekdays from Mondays to Fridays, excluding public holidays. The Taiwan Porridge Lunch Bento is priced at $21++ per person with a choice of two lunch sets that are rotated on a weekly basis.
Coffee Lounge at Goodwood Park Hotel
Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221
Tel: (65) 6730 1746
Email: [email protected]
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