Friday, July 21, 2017

Close to 400 veg*n food reviews in 7 years …

In 2008, there wasn’t much vegetarian food reviews. Vegetarian eateries came and gone very fast. Not strong in languages nor trained in writing, I published “my 2-cents’ worth” reviews in Happycow, Tripadvisor, HungryGoWhere and my blog, as a form of support for those embarked on this right livelihood, sharing ideas and information.
Writing review is not my hobby. In fact very time and resource consuming. Information get obsoleted easily, I don’t even have time removing these reviews by converting them back to draft. When there’re more and more vegetarian food bloggers, I slowed down and also took a 2-yr break, till someone requested me to start reviewing.
Will I continue to write, I don’t know. However, it’s something good to do while having some time on hand being jobless. Also to create some positive energies and good karma, I guess.  [smile]

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Celebrate! Lau Pa Sat is Vegetarian Friendly Haven …

In the recent years, Vegetarian Cuisine is gaining popularity and becoming a norm in today world. If Bugis in Singapore is a Vegetarian Haven, then I would say, Lau Pa Sat, Singapore’s most resplendent hawker centre in a historical building dating back 1894, is a Vegetarian Friendly Haven!
Non-vegetarian stalls even have one or more vegetarian options on their menu.  Indeed, vegetarian friendly. A great place for tourists to experience and enjoy a meal at a hawker centre environment at the Central Business District. Also to feel and experience the rush lunch hour on weekday in the CBD.
Also there are Chinese and Indian Vegetarian Stalls. Just check out the Chinese Vegetarian stall, you may find a familiar face, who is he? Hmmm …. Go and see for yourself [smile] 

Where: Lau Pa Sat. 18 Raffles Quay. S048582.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

In this new time, new age, a new restaurant concept - Vegetable-Forward Cuisine!

Today, I learn a new term, a new restaurant concept – Vegetable-Forward Cuisine. It is an idea to use meat as a garnish and seasoning rather than the central component in a dish!

Gourmet Burgers at nomVnom - That’s just SUPER!

I’m here again because someone has been telling me how delectable the burgers are.  Plus, it’s a guilt-free fare.  And diner is spoilt or choice from the wide array of burgers, with at least 16 creative burgers on the menu.  Err … I’m lost, so what should I order?

Randomly, I order nomvnom burger @ $6.9. That’s just SUPER! Gourmet Burger. The burger comes with bun made from all-natural ingredients, is soft, tasty and fresh.  Packed with fresh veggies. Patties is of high quality and crispy.  This burger is paired with a small glass of lovely vinegar drink to be consumed prior to eating the burger. Innovative!

Next visit, I’m thinking of trying Bonsai, Rocket Tower, ice cream, fries, pasta and truffle mushroom soup. Situated near Chinatown - this is a great place for tourist who wanted to have burgers with a local fusion twist!  A guaranteed eatery that keep food lovers and hip youngster happy.

Where: nomVnom. 6 Eu Tong Sen Street #B1-44 S059817 / 18 Tai Seng Street #B1-02 S539775.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Beautiful Sunday - Let’s dine @ New Fut Kai!

With food court raising pricing, we decided why not dine at New Fut Kai Vegetarian Restaurant instead. It has been quite a while since we last came here for the delicious simple vegan food.

The Veg Crab Roe Tofu Soup (蟹黄豆腐羹) @ $14++ , Yang Chow Fried Rice (扬州炒饭) @ $5++, Xing SF Rice Vermicelli (兴化面线) @ $5.8++, which we ordered were delicious. Cool things down on a hot day with their interesting dessert Dragon Fruit Rubies with Soy @ $3.5++, nice and perfect!  
The place had been renovated and quite aesthetically pleasant.  Good service.  Satisfied and will definitely come again.  

Where: New Fut Kai Vegetarian Restaurant. 282 Jalan Besar S208925. T: 6398 0836.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Chee Cheong Fun and Yam Cake …

Make a pit stop at Kovan and went to Vegetarian Express Café at the Heartland Mall for Chee Cheong Fun @ $1.3 and Yam Cake @ $1.3. I like simple comfort food and grateful to vegetarian eateries serving delicious food.

This moment once gone, will never return, so I remind myself to enjoy every bite!

What make a meal good depends on many factors – good ingredients, good chef, the outer and inner weather, ambience, services and many more … Every moment is often a miracle and I’m learning to appreciate …[smile]

Where: Vegetarian Express Café. 205 Hougang Street 21 #02-04 S530205. T: 6383 5672.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

What’s it like - eating flower? Try yourself, no one can do for you …

At nomVnom, another Vegan Fast Food that serves good variety of delicious burgers and other items like pasta, fries, ice cream etc, has some new items on the menu.  Their new item on the menu - Organic Rainbow Salad @ $5.9, has Blue Pea Flower (Butterfly Pea Flower) in it!

Blue flower again.  Wherever I go lately, Gardens by the Bay, National Orchid Garden or ArtScience Museum, I keep on seeing blue beauties (flower in blue, violet hue).  OK, I forgo the burger this time and have the salad with blue flower instead.

I like the corn with crispy bits and avocado in this salad, giving it a different taste and texture. 

How is the experience eating flower – Blue Pea Flower? You got to try yourself, no one is able to do it for you. That's life. [smile].

Where: nomVnom. 6 Eu Tong Sen Street #B1-44 S059817. T: 6224 4996

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

A vegan day a week gets you in pink and the world green!

A vegan day a week gets you in pink and the world green! Lovely statement printed on the recipe from VeganBurg. 

Veganburg is famous for its 100% plant-based burgers. Today, I decided to try their Granny’s Comfort Soup @ $5.9, (with a slice of bread) - thumbs up! The portion is not too big, so you can still try other items on the menu.  

I totally forgotten this is a vegan eatery and I asked for milk for my Earl Grey Tea @ $2.8! What I like about it, they worked out an alternative – Soy Milk!  Now I fell in love with Earl Grey Tea with Soy Milk! 
A lovely and cosy place for small or big meet-up group. Kid friendly too – Look at those cute little table and chairs, if only my era has this …   

Where: 44 Jalan Eunons S419502 T: 6844 6868

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Love of Local Traditional Coffee - Simple pleasures in life …

When I started to learn to enjoy simple pleasures in life, with a dose of mindfulness, there’re so many wonders await.
Just like this cup of local coffee @ $1.1 from Local Coffee People @ International Plaza.  I can enjoyed this cuppa of kopi anywhere after purchasing it. It doesn't cost a lot yet simply lovely and satisfying.

Yes, this reminded me of the wonderful Monmouth Coffee which I had at London's oldest market -Borough Market.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Afternoon Power Up …

Life is sweet and fun when I choose to do things differently. After watching The Tale of Princess Kaguya at the Museum (admission: Free), I went to Bugis to enjoy my afternoon power up!

Grabbed a cup of traditional Kopi @ $1.4 and deep-fried Spring Roll @ $1.2, at Xing Hua Vegetarian Restaurant (Fortune Centre Outlet). 
Why come here? Look at the content of the Spring Roll, what’re the ingredients inside? Look deeper, you will find more and more. It’s bean vermicelli and …, therefore it has a different taste and texture. They have fruit juice, bubble tea, snow ice, set meal, Yong Tau Foo, western dishes etc on their menu.

Where: Xing Hua Vegetarian Restaurant. 190 Middle Road Fortune Centre S188979. 

Friday, July 07, 2017

Oh! It’s Vegetarian Express Cafe @ Suntec Kopitiam

Read that Kopitiam @ Suntec East Wing offers a smorgasbord of hawker fare and that included Vegetarian too. Wow! That’s great.  But what kind of vegetarian food, I wonder?

On my way to BayFront, I dropped by. To my delight, it’s Vegetarian Express Café and on the menu are local vegetarian favourites – Chicken Rice, Soupy Noodle etc.  Good variety, more to my liking and differ from the normal vegetarian rice stall.

I picked Curry Vegetable w Rice or Noodle @ $5 (10% discount with Kopitiam card) was delicious.

Horray! Another outlet for vegetarian within Suntec besides the vegetarian stall and Saravanaa Bhava at Republic food court.

Where: Vegetarian Express Cafe @ Kopitiam East Wing #03-367/370 Stall 8. 3 Temasek Boulevard S038983.  

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Eat at Lotus Kitchen ...

So exciting whenever there is new vegetarian restaurants or eateries opening. Good vegetarian food always put us in a good mood. As a lover of beauty, I like restaurants with refined tasted in their interior and yet spacious too.

The bowl of Cordycep Mushroom Soup @ $8.8++ and Hot & Sour Soup @ $3.8++ are super satisfying.  Tofu Skin Treasures Bag w Xiao Bai Cai @ $16.8++ is a delicious dish with beautiful presentation, I would think, a good choice for those who don’t want mock or much vegetable.

Local favourites with a new twist - Stir-fried Laksa @ $9.8++ has flavourful Laksa gravy but more like Laksa with lesser broth then a stir-fried noodle dish. I would think, having deep fried seaweed (like those Thailand Seaweed Snack) would be much choice in having some crispy bites.

The Spicy Grilled Codfish@ $18.8++ is a nicely cooked mock dish, which I still cannot really pinpoint what is the missing oomph factors at the moment. 

Overall experience is good.

Where: Lotus Kitchen @ Chinatown Point. 133 New Bridge Road #01-01/02 Chinatown Point S059413. Tel: 6538 1068

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Impromptu Meet-up with Spiritual Friend @ Rice House

A young lovely lady whom I met in a retreat in Thailand, WhatsApp me. Are you going Zen Centre for meditation?  Yes, I replied.She came and joined the group meditation at the Zen Centre. After that we went to Rice House for dinner and do some grocery shopping nearby.

Rice house is a lovely hidden vegetarian place and within walking distance to Paya Lebar MRT.  I like to share it to my non-vegetarian spiritual friend. Pricing is quite reasonable. We ordered Vegetarian Duck Rice @ S4.5, Curry Fish Head with Rice @ $5.8 and their signature Minced Pork Porridge @ $3.5. 

The duck rice was a little dry and hard that day.  The Curry Fish Head was a little off standard. The porridge was better, but I prefer it pipping hot. It is always comforting to enjoy piping hot porridge. 

Where: 129 Geylang East Ave 2 #01-102 S380129. Tel: 6747 3739.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Soul Warming Lunch Date @ Jiu Pin Lian …

Went to town to meet up my young man for lunch.  Enjoyed the Vegan food from this newly open eatery – Jiu Pin Lian Vegan Food. It is located at International Plaza, facing Tanjong Pagar MRT and Guoco.   The place is small but the food is awesome and price is reasonable considering the location is in CBD! 

Love their food presentation, so appetising.  I ordered the Laksa @ $4.9 with yellow noodle (not the traditional noodle) and thumbs up for the Laska soup base. 

The Curry Chicken @ $5.9, a rice set with curry chicken, vegan egg (tofu) and raw vegetables, was delicious as well. It was paired with a small bowl of soup and a cup of tea. I fell in love with the tea which is rather special.  Thumbs up. 


Saturday, June 24, 2017

Vegetarian Food @ Suntec City ...

Stopped by at Suntec for a quick dinner before going to the Concert at Esplanade last evening. So, where to find Vegetarian food at that hour on a Friday evening at Suntec?

There is a vegetarian stall at Food Republic, but I don’t feel like having Zi Char.  Heard that there is also vegetarian food at the Kopitiam (East Wing), which I yet to explore.  I tried to check up Tuk Tuk Cha & Love Mee whether they serves any vegetarian option, but they don’t.  So, I ended up Indian Vegetarian Food.

For Indian Vegetarian Food, I often go for Masala Dosa that serves with dhal and chutney. Not many places serve delicious dosa with the mint coconut chutney, which I loved. Haven't been eating Indian Vegetarian Food for quite a while, so ordered the Masala Dosa @ $4.2 from Saravana Bhavan at Suntec. 

Enjoyed my meal, nice and satisfying. 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

My new recipe: Hearty Pumpkin Soup

Cooking is a form of Art, Meditation and Therapy which nourishes the body and soul.  Taking my time to discover the wonder of ‘No Rules Cooking’. Totally no rules. Hence create the space for fresh thoughts and new perspectives to flow naturally. 

No precise measurement of each ingredients. Touch, play and feel the ingredients, you will know it by gut feeling how much to use and what to put together.  I decide to use pumpkin, carrot, sweet potato and potato. Then lovingly put them in a pot with water and boil till tender. Transfer to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour back to the pot to boil and add water to get the creamy soup texture I desired. Then, sprinkle a dash of Himalayas Rock Salt.  That’s.

I know it will work out and have that trust in the process and ourselves.  I’m happy with the outcome - a delicious bowl of natural and hearty pumpkin soup for lunch!

Monday, June 19, 2017


享受那分平静和轻松感,发现许多事都变更容易,也得心应手,理解能力也提高了。也不知道怎么办到,许多无形的枷锁都自然解开了。很简单的,创意就自然来了,连已经生疏的 food photography “技巧也回来,随手乱拍的照片也可以好看。 我的新食谱就这样诞生了。


Saturday, June 17, 2017

Dessert @ Good Old Days

Beautiful Summer Weather! Sandy Beach and Blue Sky.  Soaking in the sunshine, invigorating body and soul at the Siloso Beach, Sentosa.  I went to Good Old Days after that looking for some vegetarian food. 

As there wasn’t much vegetarian option available, I ordered cold dessert - Chendol @ $3.5+.  A lovely and cosy eatery. 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

In the space of relaxation …

Relax and everything become easy. I used to be able to create recipe and snap nice food photo without much preparation 8 yrs ago. I lost that special touch. After the recent retreat, that ability came back again.

With a green mango, using whatever ingredients in the kitchen. I created this Green Mango Salad with Mango Salad Sauce. Looking at it, what I see was beautiful. I snapped a picture. Happiness is here and now. 

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Vegetarian Food @ Phuket Marriott Hotel

Was attending a Meditation Retreat at Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach. A beautiful clean beach resort with a lovely good beach.

The western vegetarian buffet dishes served in the Merchant Kitchen were delicious and I like it.  But for asian vegetarian buffet dishes, in my own opinion, there are still rooms for improvement and creativity.   

There were many raw ingredients, with some creativity, it could easily churned out delicious vegetarian dish without much hassle.  In doing, it created a more variety vegetarian spread. 

The restaurant could also spur vegetarian diner to have some fun creating their own vegetarian dish by putting DIY Suggestion Tag (Jasmine Rice + daily creamy soup). In doing so, lesser work for the kitchen. It also making vegetarian feel more welcome and come back again to enjoy the resort and also the food.

There was a noodle station allow the diners to “make your own” soupy noodle. But there wasn’t a vegetarian soup base. I guess, with some hot water/milk and simple seasoning, a simple vegetarian soup base can be achieved.  It could also make use of the tom yum soup, miso soup, green curry or daily creamy soup if it is vegetarian.  

Creating a vegetarian dry noodle version if there were good sauces (soya sauce, sesame oil, tomatoes sauce) available.

As vegetarian don’t consume fish balls etc, it can be easily substitute with the different vegetable from the salad bar or roasted egg-plant/carrot/pepper chilli.  

So with the Vegetarian population growing and they do travel a lot but are also looking for good vegetarian food.  So,  … [smile]   

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Reindeer Soba (Veg)!

Take away:  Reindeer!

Vegetarian food can be simple, healthy and delicious.  Another vegetarian friendly eatery at Food Garden located at Asia Square Tower 1 - Wheat Baumkuchen!  Lovely to see their creativity also in the area of whipping up delicious vegetarian food.

This soba has an interesting name – Reindeer! Combination of Edamame, Shimeji Mushroom, Carrot, Wakame and quite delicious. I wonder how it would be like if in hot soupy broth.  

This soba inspired me and my mind started forming different kind of combination …

Where: Wheat. Asia Square Tower 1 Food Garden, 8 Marina View, #02-02, S018960

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Searching for eateries that serve Vegetarian option …

Was at Food Garden at Asia Square and searching for vegetarian option for lunch. 

Glad to find another vegetarian friendly eatery, 180º Rotisserie. They serve Cold Spicy Ma La (Veg) @ $7.9. It was a rainy day, I prefer to have hot food. When I requested for a hot version of this Cold Spicy Ma La, they made hot for me. Appreciate it and love eateries that are truly vegetarian friendly.

Delicious food entice just anyone and vegetarian cuisine can be easily attainable in this sense. For this dish, Cold Spicy Ma La is just Angel Hair with Mushroom and Ma La Sauce – simple! 

Where: 180º Rotisserie. Asia Square Tower 2 12 Marina View #02-02 S018961.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

New Look – Revitalised Feel @ Whole Earth

Simply too lazy to cook dinner tonight.  Go with the flow and an impromptus decision - I head to Whole Earth this evening for a quick dinner. 

The restaurant has evolved and love their new look and décor.  Dinning alone, I only ordered their signature fried rice @ S$10++. Browse through the menu, I already set my mind on few dishes that I will order when next visit.

Where: 76 Peck Seah Street Singapore 079331. Tel: 62216583


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Surprisingly delicious Banquet Vegetarian Cuisine.

Attended the Vesak Day Celebration Dinner at Bukit Batok St 31 Hard Court yesterday and was surprised by the delicious vegetarian banquet prepared by Supreme Vege Pte Ltd.

Cold Combination
Usually, the quality and standard of the cuisine can be difficult to control due to the location and also the huge quantity.  I must applauded that Supreme Vege did a great job in serving delicious dishes. Most of the dishes were to my liking and the presentation was simple yet beautiful.   If the portion could be bigger, that will be even better. 

Steamed Mock Ball with Chinese Herbs (on my plate)
Braise Ee-Noodle (on my plate)

Guess, I will visit their restaurant at Hotel Royal @ Queen.


Friday, May 05, 2017

Discovering the beauty in Vegetarian Cuisine ...

Simply loves the revamped menu @ GroVe. We ordered the Laksa Sayang Hey! @ $9.8, Mushroom Pesto Pasta @ $9.8 and Truffle Fries @ $6.8.

In term of presentation, it looks great and appetising.  This uniquely combination - Laksa with Ramen, is delicious, I like the texture and taste of the broth.  The Mushroom Pesto Pasta is what I would like to order again on my next visit. It’s so much better than those serves in the fast casual restaurant chain. Good to have another option to go to now.   

Lately, having some craving for fries, so the Truffles fries is just perfect.   

Where: GroVe @ Waterway Point. 83 Punggol Central #02-20/21. Waterway Point S828761.


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Vegetarian Ricotta Cavatelli!

Great that there's vegetarian option on Cook and Brew's menu. Ordered the 2-course Executive Lunch Set @ S$35++, they served my Pumpkin Soup without Bacon and the Handmade Ricotta Cavatelli, which is suitable for Vegetarian.

The Pumpkin soup was a little too salty for me. As for the Ricotta Cavatelli the different ingredients mixing together gives a delectable unique taste.

A sense of spaciousness in the restaurant and with beautiful sea view overlooking the Marina South Pier.


Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Vegetarian-Friendly & Good Vegetarian Food

Amazing! Good to see more and more vegetarian-friendly restaurants. The Exchange serves simple and yet delicious Vegetarian Risotto @S$22++. I love the Smoked Mushroom Risotto! Enjoyed.


Saturday, April 01, 2017

Taste of Indian Vegetarian Cuisine @ Shree Ganga(Lau Pa Sat)

I love Masala Dosai and decided to order this on Shree Gangal’s menu.  There are few vegetarian stall sat Lau Pa Sat and it is great to have a wider choice. The Masala Dosa which I ordered was simply delicious and I love the potatoes in it. I wonder if I can simply request to up size the potatoes

Where: Shree Ganga @ Lau Pa Sat. Stall no. 40, 18 Raffles Quay, Singapore 048582.

Ippudo @ Food Garden

The vegetarian gourmet scene is seeing new freshness.

Nowadays, the vegetarian population is increasing and also many meat eater would enjoy a vegetarian cuisine for a change. Love to see eateries are more vegetarian friendly now which make dinning with meat-eaters or vegetarian friends/colleagues with a much wider choice.  

I chanced upon Ippudo Express offering a vegetarian option on their menu, it was a surprise.  So far, I haven’t really come across vegetarian eateries that serves good ramen yet. So, I ordered a bowl of Veggie Consomme @ S$11.  

Tasty and flavourful Ramen!  I would think if this Ramen has some crispy seaweed added to it would be even better. I will ask for softer ramen when I ordered next time. And it would be great if there are more vegetarian option here.  


Sunday, March 12, 2017

My new drink - Pumpkin with Gula Malacca!

I bought half a pumpkin for still life drawing 1-2 weeks ago. Impermanence, my plan and schedule totally changed, didn’t have the time + mood to draw.
The perishable pumpkin can’t wait. So today I used it to create a simple new drink - Pumpkin with Gula Melaka and Coconut Milk!
Rather similar to the Eggless Pumpkin Kaya and Pumpkin with Ginkgo Dessert recipes which I improvised in 2009.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Afternoon Coffee by the Singapore River …

Stop in to ACM. Joined a free guided tour to explore Buddhist Sculpture in 3rd /4th Century, picked up new forms with local ideas borrowed. Also Tang Shipwreck Exhibit, discovered in 1998 after 1100 yrs. Interesting!

What’s next? It’s time for tea! Head to Prive ACM to eat, drink and relax at Alfresco area, looking at Singapore River view and CBD skyline. Life's good, enjoyed 50% off sliced cake (suitable for Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarian) with a coffee ordered on weekday 3-6pm! Final bill is S$8.20. Service is good. The Kopi-C is a little blend, otherwise it is great. If there are more vegetarian/vegan option, it would be fantastic. 

The realisation – Human do not know a lot of things! The world is so vast, our knowledge and understanding are so limited. History is always in progress of re-writing. Even we ourselves, Do we know ourselves? Not really. Hmmm ..., time to start the self-discovery journey! 

Where to find Vegetarian Food @ Malaysia Food Street Resort World Singapore …

Being a Vegetarian or Vegan, if you are given a meal voucher to be used in any restaurants in S.E.A Aquarium/Adventure Cove Water Park and Malaysia Food Street, basically you haven’t got much choice.  

First of all, there isn’t clear any indication where to find vegetarian/vegan food.  Either do I want to waste time queue up and only to discover that the stall cannot “customise” a vegetarian version for me. 

It was a relief to see Roti Canai & Nasi Briyani serves Vegetarian Biryani Rice Set @ S$6.5, it’s delicious but the curry is very spicy even for me who loves chilli padi.  

For those who can’t take spicy food, you may want to try other vegetarian friendly eateries or restaurants in the premises. 

Monday, March 06, 2017

A new dinning experience for Non-Vegetarian!

Indulged our taste buds at one of the best vegetarian fine dining restaurants in Singapore.  It is a perfect place for meat-eater friends to treat their vegetarian/vegan friend a good meal!

My meat-eater friends are simply impressed and all of them love the Wild Mushroom and White Truffle Pizza @ S$15.80++ or S$23.80++ (5-course set menu) and find the 5-course set very refreshing.  

Where: Elemen @ Thomson Plaza. 301 Upper Thomson Road, #01-113 Thomson Plaza, S574408. Tel: +65 6452 0351

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