Old School Delights, Upper Thomson Road


Old School Delights has been on my "must-try" list for a while, and it was with delight that we made our way there recently. Located along a stretch of shophouses along Upper Thomson Road, it is a little eatery with a menu (and decor) aimed to take one back to the good old childhood days of those of us who grew up in Singapore.

The place is deck out with chalkboard walls and old school toys on each table for patrons to play with. It also sells tidbits and toys from yesteryear that many of us grew up with.




We were given a little whiteboard to write our orders on (can you guess which is mine versus Roboman's handwriting?), which was a bit of a novelty. The food was surprisingly good and true to the flavours we remember and were expecting. I really liked my Hainanese Chicken Rice and thought the portions to be generous. The Tuckshop Wings were good too although more decadent than I remember the chicken wings sold at my schools to be!

Roboman was most impressed with the Kueh Pie Tee, one of the best we have had around. The shell was not as thin and melt-in-your-mouth as we get at our aunts' homes during Chinese New Year, but the fillings really hit the mark. My children could not resist the rich chocolate cake, and I have to admit that we did indulge them that day!


Old School Delights is worth a trek to visit. I must warn you that parking can be quite a pain. It is mainly parallel parking along a narrow road, and at peak hours be prepared to either wait for a spot or park much further away and walk. We will go back for the food, especially the Kueh Pie Tee.

Old School Delights 
215M Upper Thomson Road 
Singapore 574349 
Tel: 6458 4518 

Opening Hours: 
Tuesday to Friday - 11.30am - 10.30pm 
Saturday to Sunday - 11am - 10.30pm

3 comments:

fernoftheforest79 said...

That's the "hood" i frequented while growing up! I can understand the parking pain. How about having an adventure with the girls the next time by taking the circle line? :)

I wonder what happens when the kitchen can't read the customer's handwriting. But must admit that it is pretty fun.


Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

fernoftheforest79:
Oh they will definitely love to take the train! It is very doeable and we can check out the other eateries there too :) And yeah, I agree about the handwriting bit! Bubbles and I actually popped back there again to get a snack and I let her write her order. She loved doing it!

Ruth said...

I was there last year and wasn't impressed with the food. Hubby and I both felt the food was average and overpriced :P