Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Oasis Taiwan Porridge

In my attempt to bid a warm farewell to this 2 decades old iconic landmark of the Oasis (which happens to be closing soon), I visited on a warm weekday evening ladened with much nostalgia from my good old childhood days.

Nothing much has changed since I can last remember, save for some minor refurbishments and facelifts here and there. The interior is still as warm as ever, even with air conditioning.

Beancurd with Shrimp

The shrimps didn't taste particularly fresh while the tofu was small and tasteless. Add overly salty gravy to the equation and you get a below average dish for the price ($7).

Preserved Vegetable Omelette

The egg was overly fried as evident from the charred bits along the edges but the preserved vegetables weren't too salty, which was something I personally liked.

Bean Sprouts

Nicely fried with bits of salted fish in it to give it taste. However it did seem a little too oily and salty.

Stewed Pork

The stewed pork aka Mei Cai Kou Rou, was an off menu item and tasted decent at best. It didn't help that the meat was a tad too dry as well. Did I mention that it was expensive ($10) as well for the tiny serving?


I honestly don't know what to make of this place. The food is average and prices are astronomical. 1 meal here can buy me at least 2 equally if not more satisfying meals at the teochew porridge stall near my house. The only reason I can think of why people still patronise this place is nostalgia. After all, this place has been around for decades.

Likes: Nostalgic
Dislikes: Food average, expensive

Final Verdict:
Value for money:5.5/10


Address: The Oasis, 50 Stadium Boulevard

Contact: 6345 0118

Opening Hours: Daily: 11am - 3pm, 6pm - 4am


Anonymous said...

I remember the Oasis.. and their taiwan porridges.. ;) too bad they are closing. :(

R said...

hey fp! heard you're going off to perth! have a great flight! just a warning in case you end up at terminal 3: eating at the basement foodcourt is not advisable. the food is NOT good and it's $4.50 for chicken rice!? seriously. not implying anything but just in case. lol.

bon voyage. can't wait to read the perth-food reveiws!

fatpig said...

I didn't know there was a food court at T3. Have only tried the TCC there. lol.

Anonymous said...

dont worry. aft closing taiwan porrigde at kallang, they will reopen a new outlet at toa payoh:)

Anonymous said...

any idea When are they closing down?

fatpig said...

Not a clue sorry :(

Anonymous said...

Hi.... They are opened at Toa Payoh Garden....

fatpig said...

Oh so they reopened at TPY Gardens. That explains the glass facade I saw a few weeks back when I was at TPY central.

Anonymous said...

ok, its confirm open at Toa Payoh Garden.... hee hee....

Anonymous said...

Hello guys! Just to add on to what fatpig had introduced about Oasis Taiwan Porridge.

1> Yes, Oasis Taowan Porridge have moved to Toa Payoh Gardens.

Nearest Carpark: Toa Payoh Sports Complex

** Note: If you would like to have dinner at there on Weekends, please avoid going at around 6pm - 8pm. Because it`ll be very crowded and most probably you`ll have to wait for quite some time to get a table.

2> If you guys intend to dine there, you can try their "Pig intestines (Zhu Da Chang)" and "Claypot Sea Cucumber (Sha Bou Hai Sheng + Zhu Jiao Gen)"

These are something which i personally like. :]

Enjoy !