FOOD, Food reviews, Food reviews - Singapore OLD SCHOOL DELIGHTS 6 May 2013

Old School Delights
215M Upper Thomson Road
RATING: ???–

I often judge a cafe/restaurant by its website.

It’s so silly, I know, but as someone that used to do web design and coding (many many years ago), I really appreciate a well designed site.

For this reason, I really like Old School Delights. Check out their link – how cute is it?? Their actual cafe has as much thought and effort put into it as their website does. It’s all about old skool blackboards, vintage toys and cookies/snacks, and games of yesteryear. I am a sucker for stuff like that, so was really entranced just stepping into the place.


The menu at Old School Delights


Giant blackboard with the menu


Every table has a little wooden box of goodies. Inside are all these super old school toys that, if you’re 30-and-older, will probably recognise. It’s adorable!!

Little box of old school goodies


We kicked off with some ice cold drinks. They come served in a big mug, which I appreciated. My Lime Juice was spot on. They’re not super cheap, but OK. At least they’re good!

Lime Juice, Ice Lemon Tea ($3.50)


Old School Delights have a pictorial menu, much to my delight (I am so a visual person). I wanted to try everything out!! Finally, I decided on the Hainanese Chicken Cutlet. It came out AWESOME looking. But in reality, it was kinda average…

The chicken cutlet itself was nice and juicy, with crispy breadcrumbs. It was more like sweet and sour chicken, though, instead of authentic Hainanese chicken cutlet. But I still liked it as it was well cooked.

But the fried rice it came with? Ack!!! Fail. It was very dry, not tasty, and just… not pleasant. I didn’t finish it and I NEVER leave food behind. What a bummer, as the dish was a great portion and did look very good when it came out.

Hainanese Chicken Cutlet ($8.90)


My gf opted for the ultimate of comfort foods, the Chicken Macaroni Soup. It looked incredibly pathetic when it came out 😉 But then again, macaroni soup always does! It was anemic looking, perfect if you’re sick, haha. But she didn’t complain and I noticed that was a decent portion of ingredients, so it’s pretty good value for money.

Chicken Macaroni Soup ($5.90)


I was really seduced by the Chocolate Banana Fudge Cake. Actual mashed bananas in banana cake, and smothered in chocolate fudge. It looked real messy but was pretty good! It was cold by time we got round to eating it, and probably would have been a lot nicer if it had been warm.

Chocolate Banana Fudge Cake


The Sticky Chewy Chocolate Fudge was a real sight to behold. It definitely lives up to its name! My issue was that this too had gone cold by the time we ate it (they stupidly served the cakes warm straight after we ordered, so they were cold by the time we finished our mains). And because it was cold, the ‘sticky’ part really was STICKY! It kind of stuck onto my teeth, like molasses. Some parts weren’t as bad, but other parts had me really working my jaw to get rid of the sticky sweetness.

Sticky Chewy Chocolate Fudge


Shelves of old school toys and snacks


Even though my dish fell a bit flat, I’m still keen to check out Old School Delights again.. and order their other dishes. Their service is brisk and friendly, and the place is often packed, so I guess that speaks for itself! Plus, it’s just a few steps away from the Anti-oxidant Centre so it’s a great spot to pop into after I do a spa or yoga session there 😉