Sunday, 12 October 2014

Mia's Review: Old School Delights

Yup, I'm once again back with another food review! This time, I've tried out the pretty famous (made it onto one of the must visit cafe lists floating around) Old School Delights located at the cafe infested area of Upper Thomson. 

The cafe decoration gives off a strong classroom / school canteen vibe. There's even a blackboard written up with the Top 10 list of the things you should know if you're an 'old school' at heart.

A wall mounted shelving was located at the entrance, selling numerous 'old school' trinkets like captek, marbles, bouncing balls etc.

Their menu also comes in the form of a jotter book!

On the table, sits a wooden box named the 'Toy Box'.

And it was filled with the old school games of five stones, snakes, donkey, and erasers!
And of course, other than five stones (which T didn't even wanted/know how to play), I lost at every other games. T.T

And as my visit was a good while ago, no definite pricing shall be stated as I can't remember them well. But prices are still considered affordable for a cafe, but pricier if you compare the dish 'apple to apple'. Eg, you can get them at a few dollars cheaper if you've ordered them at your neighbourhood coffee shop or hawker centre.

Our drinks for the night - Milo and Barley.
I wanted Milo Dinosaur while T wanted Horlick Dinosaur, but both are sold out.
The milo was okay, but the barley became quite washed down from all the ice after a while.

Nasi Briyani with Fried Chicken.

The rice is quite a disappointment, tasting more like just plain rice cooked drier and dyed yellow and orange. There's totally no fragrance of our usual briyani rice, much less to say of any taste. However, the fried chicken was simply divine! Fresh from the fryer, it was piping hot, with the skin totally crispy and the well marinated meat flavourful. I wouldn't say the meat was succulent and tender, for it was more on the dry side but the crispiness and tasty flavour just made every bite so satisfying!
I didn't feel much for the curry gravy, for it was the more 'traditional' Indian curry taste with the distinctive taste of spices. The achar was not too sour, the cucumber remains pretty crunchy, just nice for my tastebuds.
Just for the fried chicken itself, I'll say this was worth it.

T's mains for the night - Home-Style Curry Chicken

I asked him to try out their signature dish, the Mee Siam, but it was also sold out for the night, so he chose this instead. This was pretty okay, the curry deviating more towards the Chinese home-cooked style, flavourful and comfortably spicy.

Jumbo Otak.

Hmm, once again this is just of mediocre standards. For an otak, I will prefer it to be slightly spicier, and the otak meat was a little too tender it tasted kind of mushy and feels "undercooked". Just my own personal liking, I prefer a chewy, slightly drier otak.

I was also eyeing their Sticky Chewy Chocolate Fudge cake, but when I was there, they were only left with the pound cake. T.T
Not sure if I'm just plain unlucky or they really get sold out on their popular dishes so early into the night, so just to play safe, do drop by earlier in the evening or do a lunch instead if you're interested to try them out. :)

For more information on OSD, visit their website HERE

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Till then,
Mia Foo


  1. Very well written piece. I found this place is great for expats,the food here is amazing and affordable. If you are an expat and plan on moving to Singapore, do check out I found it to be very useful in finding a place.

  2. It looks like an interesting place. Too bad that everything you wanted to try was sold out.

  3. Looks like a great place. hahah it happens with me runs out on me.

  4. wow this place s so cool... with all the school like interiors.. The food look appetizing too.. giglove

  5. omg seriously on your post make my belly is hungry..
    nice restaurant and theme <3

  6. the food looks so delicious! i do like the games idea

  7. I like this cafe very much! Aside from the food, I enjoy playing five stones and old school card games like snap here too :)


  8. Nice concept.
    I'm hungry now :D

  9. The place looks so comfy :D
    Moreover the board games make waiting worth xD


  10. Looks like quite the feast - I just love mason jars! <3 GIGLove

  11. This place is so beautiful and original!!! Love their decoration... and their super cool menu :D

  12. This place is so fun!! Is like going down memory lane =)

  13. This is such a cute place to dine in. I would love to visit it. Nicely reviewed dear and I love all your photos. GIG love :D

  14. aw, this place looks so fun! but too bad, almost everything you want is sold out, the old school trinkets is really interesting, i want to go there someday :-)

  15. oooh i want to try the mee siam when I go there the next time!

  16. Can I have the address? I went to a similar concept restaurant too. Check this: giglove

  17. oh wow this looks brilliant how nostalgic, love these sort of places

  18. Oh what a very unique concept! It sure looks like being transported to school days. I wish I can dine here

  19. Too bad that everything you wanted to try was sold out. the interior of this place is so cool ...

  20. drooling now! LOL. your post made me hungry. GIG

    Chie | The Brown Eyed Fox

  21. I'm loving the whole decor! But too bad that food wasn't that good :(

  22. Ooh would love to visit this place when i get the chance! heh i guess singapore & malaysia aren't all that different eh!

    GIG love


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