Good Old Days at Sentosa – Old-Time Classics by the Beach
Designed specifically to look like a British Colonial house, Good Old Days is a new restaurant in Sentosa that aims to bring out the experience of good old days of Singapore through various local dishes that are still loved by many then and even today.
Helming the kitchen is Sentosa Leisure Group’s Executive Chef, Kenneth Francisco, whose expertise is in Asian, Modern European & Fine Dining Cuisine and has more than 25 years of culinary experience. During 2010 Singapore’s Youth Olympic Games, Chef Kenneth also produced an amazing record of providing 500,000 meals to the athletes and the committees. With track record of producing highest quality food, we were honored to be able to try some of the delectable local cuisines prepared by him.
At Good Old Days, customers are given the luxury to enjoy the traditional Singapore Chicken Rice ($11.80). This popular hawker dish features blanched white chicken served with fragrant rice, crunchy vegetables and soup. Garlic chili, crushed ginger and dark soy sauce were also served to complement this meal. The rice was filled with the fragrance of the chicken stock, full of flavors but not too oily. Big chunks of chicken were served, but we felt they were slightly dry and tough.
If you were craving for some zi-char dishes, the Beef Hor Fun ($11.80) would definitely satisfy your palette. The stir-fried hor fun was filled with wok-hei fragrance and the smooth rice noodle was kept slightly springy. Oyster blade was purposely chosen for the beef as it was less fatty. Not only was there a generous amount of beef slices, but they were also rather thick and quite tender.
Singapore Laksa ($9.80) is local favorite dish where thick rice noodles are served in spicy soup. Topped with prawns, fishcake and egg, the strong presence of the coconut milk also adds a distinctive richness to the Laksa. But it was too lemak for us that we couldn’t finish the bowl of noodles. Dried shrimp used in the chili also enhances the flavors of the soup.
The cultural diversity of Singapore also allows us to enjoy dishes such as Chicken Briyani ($9.80), a popular Indian dish. The key to a good Briyani is the basmati rice, and at Good Old Days, the rice was infused with spices making it rather fragrant. The curry was spicy and rich in flavors, chicken was tender and falls off the bone easily. Along with the briyani, there was also achar (pickled vegetables) and papadum (crispy cracker).
If you’re just looking for a place to chill and have some desserts, Good Old Days also has a variety of local desserts such as Tao Suan and Chendol. These desserts were not too sweet, and what could be better than enjoying a bowl of cold Cheng Tng ($3.50) after spending a day in the sun?
Good Old Days
Address: 60 Siloso Beach Walk, #01-03/04, Sentosa, Singapore 098997
Phone: +65 6273 1743
Opening Hours: 11am to 10pm daily, Buffet from 5pm to 10pm daily
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