Many restaurants or cafes have sprouted in our local parks within last few years and one of them is Wild Oats. Opened by Chef-owner Wilkie Low (who also owns Wild Rocket and other restaurants) , this is a place located in Punggol Park that serves casual-style local and western cuisine.
For appetizers, the Otah Bruschetta $5.70 did not impress as it was just Otah paste smeared onto half-toasted white bread and so was the "You Tiao and Tao Pok" $4.50 shown below as the rojak sauce was meagre despite having asked for extra sauce.
Would have thought that the chef's "deadly chilli sauce" for the Golden Chicken Wings ($7.50) would be a spicy killer but it was like mild Hainanese chilli sauce. The well-seasoned wings were crispy and tender, which can be independent from the sauce.
For the mains, the Pan Fried Salmon (with mash) draped with creamy garlic sauce $14.90 fared better than the Sambal Balachan Fish Fillet (served with butter rice and coleslaw) $14.20 because the salmon was truly well cooked such that the juices were retained and slightly salted skin was crisp. For the latter, the sambal was neither fragrant nor fiery.
Surprisingly, the Mama's Special Dog served with Mama's Secret Tomatoey Onions $10.80 was tasty and delicious. Though I can't figure what is so mysterious about this sauce or who Mama is but the combination of sausage, melted cheese, onions stuffed into a not-soggy bun was satisfyingly savoury and tangy that qualified as a comfort food.
Compared to the food I had at Wild Rocket@Emily Hill and Relish, the quality on the whole did not really match my expectations. Perhaps it might be better to venture out of the park for the nearby hawker centers unless you got lost in the park and is really starving. No service charge or GST but service was prompt and attentive.
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Wild Oats @ Punggol Park
Hougang Ave 8
Mon - Thu: 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri: 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat: 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sun: 4:00 pm - 12:00 am