Friday, August 18, 2017

After-work Mini Steamboat Dinner @ Xing Hua!

Craving Ma La (麻辣) and steamboat, so dropped by Xing Hua Vegetarian Restaurant! Where else can you find such value-for-money mini steamboat (个人) @ $6.5?  Add $1 for Rice or Noodle and there are different soup base available - Herbal, Laksa, Ma La etc.  Diner can also add on other ingredients from their Yong Tau Hu section!

The beauty of this mini steamboat -  price so affordable, perfect for single diner and even dinning with friends, take your pick of soup base, no need to compromise.  The mini steam boat is cool and fun. Enjoyed the beautiful quiet moment waiting for the food to be cooked in it.

While dining there, I saw Xing Hua steamboat using soya milk as soup base ($8.9) and I am particularly draw to it and will be on my must try list.

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

Sunday, August 13, 2017

My young man often asked, “Mama, are you cooking today?”. Guess he likes my vegetarian dishes with the flavours of home, simple but made with love.  This Sunday, I’ve cooked 3 meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.  

So for dinner tonight, I just whipped up something simple yet real fast that almost anyone can do! Fried Vegetarian Chicken Rice, Clear Watercress Soup, Eggplant in Soy Bean Paste with Chilli and a Vegetable and Fruit Salad. 

As for the watercress soup, I used water (soy bean broth) add ginger and bring to a boil.  Add watercress, off fire when it boils. as I like the slightly green broth with a special fresh taste of the watercress.  Garnish with nori and sesame oil for a simple presentation. 

Eggplant in Soy Bean Paste with Chilli is another healthy simple dish where no oil is used except for few sprinkle of sesame oil. Thinking of adding brown golden needle mushroom to give it a crunchy texture.
Vegetable and Fruit salad consists of carrot, cherry tomatoes, Japanese cucumber, apple, grapes and raisin, corn flake and nuts (optional). Was thinking of adding lychee. 


Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Going Green doesn’t have to be expensive …

We Vegetarian love our food and are foodies too, and thanks to the many Chefs and Restaurateurs that have in recent times continues to whip up creative, scrumptious and affordable Vegetarian Cuisine.  Supreme Vege is one of these restaurants and located in Royal Hotel at the quiet Queen Street.

My first encounter with Supreme Vege delectable cuisine was at a Fund Raising Dinner.  Was impressed that they could still maintain high standard in term of taste and presentation for the banquet.

It is a small yet clean restaurant that serves traditional Chinese Vegetarian Cuisine, Buffet and some of special dishes like Lotus Leave Rice need to be ordered in advance.  On their menu, I found the soup that I like – Spinach Kowkee Soup @ $8++ , perfect for 2 pax. This tasty emerald colour creamy soup used spinach, enoki mushroom, vegetarian ham and Wolfberry.

Mixed Beans @ $10++, a dish we would often ordered if I’m dinning with someone who loves power beans.  The vegetable was fresh and the spiciness just nice.  Vegetarian Sesame Oil Chicken @ $10++ was hearty dish and I love the black fungus with ginger.

Where: Supreme Vege Pte Ltd. 12 Queen Street #02-03 S188553. T: 6238 5085.
Facebook:www.facebook.com/supremevege

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Elevated take on noodle at Vegan Food …

Would you want to add Lei Cha (additional S$2) to your noodle? YESss, I replied to the staff and I've a big bowl of Bian Mian in Lei Cha broth @ S$8 ($7.2 paying via Kopitiam Card) at Vegan Food for lunch! I would say the Lei Cha broth here is much richer and more robust compare to the non-vegetarian eatery’s Thunder Tea Rice Lei Cha with rice vermicelli.
Now, I know where to go for a scrumptious bowl of Lei Cha Noodle (Bian Mian or Rice Vermicelli or Mian Xian). Happy. Vegan Food has outlets at the food courts in Compass One, Paya Lebar Square and Tampines Mall (moving out at of August to Jurong).
I love vegetarian Bak Kut Teh but for the Vegetarian Bak Kut Teh Noodle @ $7 ($$6.3 paying via Kopitiam Card) at Vegan Food, I totally could not accept this broth. Otherwise, I would have more choices for soupy noodle

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Town eats - Contemporary Feasting at Lotus Kitchen in Chinatown

One of the pleasures of travelling is discovering new tastes and foods. Singapore’s food scene is vibrant, fresh and inspiring.  If you’re a tourist in Singapore Chinatown, having some time and wanting to feast on something different-taste the contemporary vegetarian cuisine in Lotus Kitchen.

This restaurant is easily accessible at an iconic shopping center, located just beside Chinatown MRT Station and at the junction of the main roads (New Bridge Road & Upper Cross Street) in Chinatown. A perfect place to rest your feet, fill the stomach and do some people watching (there are windows overlooking the street)! 

Verdict: Lotus Kitchen is a pocket friendly and value-for-money restaurant offering healthier dining with an exciting array of contemporary vegetarian cuisine. Must try dishes are Dim Sum, Signature Stir Fried Laksa, Braised Mushroom in Hot Stone Pot, Soup, Lotus Yam Paste with Purple Rice.

Where: Lotus Kitchen @ Chinatown Point. 133 New Bridge Road #01-01/02 Chinatown Point. S059413. T: 6538 1068
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LotusVegetarian/

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

I Came. I Explored. Lotus Kitchen. [Part 5: Dessert Art – Innovative and beautiful presented …]

Leave some room in your stomach for some dessert! Vegetarian restaurants are getting creative, be surprised by their dessert! The Lotus Yam Paste with Purple Rice @ $6.8++, to me, it’s a creative artfully presented, marrying two type traditional dessert Orh Nee and Pulut Hitam with a new twist.
Pumpkin Paste with Purple Rice @ $6.8++, pairs the light pumpkin puree with purple rice and vanilla ice cream. I love the melted ice cream in the pumpkin puree, refreshing! It will be even better if different variants of ice cream are available. Kids, cold dessert or ice cream lovers would love this.

The portion of these desserts are just perfect to end a meal without feeling overly full. Love it!

Where: Lotus Kitchen @ Chinatown Point. 133 New Bridge Road #01-01/02 Chinatown Point. S059413. T: 6538 1068
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LotusVegetarian/

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

I Came. I Explored. Lotus Kitchen. [Part 4: Redefine Dining Experience…]

With more restaurants redefining the vegetarian dining experience, discovering this new wonderful gourmet restaurant may soon be another to-do on the checklist for the locals as well as the tourist. 

Lotus Kitchen offers a vegetarian version of the popular local dish, laksa in the form of the Signature Stir Fried Laksa @ $9.8++, flavourful as the noodle soaked up the aromatic gravy without being overwhelming. A good choice for the health conscious.

I would think it would be an interesting option to be introduced to the traditional Chinese banquet menu. 

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

Sunday, July 30, 2017

What’s for Dinner? Stir fired Vegetarian Penang Prawn Mee …

After a long powerful Sunday afternoon nap and when I opened my eye the sun has gone down. So, what’s for dinner? If Gokul serves Laksa Goreng and Lotus Kitchen serves Stir fried Laksa, let’s have Stir fired Vegetarian Penang Prawn Mee at MY Kitchen – $ xx! (priceless)  

Cooking vegetarian dish is relatively simple and fast. Using whatever ingredients I’ve in my kitchen – morning glory vegetable, deep fried tofu, three different type mushrooms etc. The main key ingredients are Vegetarian Pawn Noodle Paste and Vegetarian Barbecue Sauce. 

Saturday, July 29, 2017

I Came. I Explored. Lotus Kitchen. [Part 3: Crazy for Hot Stone pot & Soup …]

Times are changing. More and more people are receptive to a health conscious diet, eating clean and green. With that, more and more vegetarian eateries are sprouting up and adding their touches of creativity to traditional vegetarian cuisine, to meet the market demand.


I fell in love with Braised Mushroom in Hot Stone Pot @ $18.8++, so hard for me to resist. Yes Monkey Head Mushroom and Basil leaves, perfect match and not too spicy! A must try dish here, I would say.
As a soup lover, I often crave for good comforting bowl of soup and often wonder where to find traditional vegetarian soup? Lotus Kitchen’s Signature Double-Boiled Herbal Tian Ma Soup ($8.8++) was light, flavourful and loaded with goodness. Yes, fresh ingredients are the key to healthy delicious food. 

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

Friday, July 28, 2017

Singapore Memory Project (SMP) in 2011 and my vegetarian dinning blog …


I realised that Singapore’s food scene is vibrant, fresh, inspiring and embracing. Modern vegetarian cuisine is getting into the mainstream and been embraced by a lot people. The Singapore Memory Project (SMP) which was a national initiative started in 2011 to collect, preserve and provide access to stories, moments and memories related to Singapore, even invited me to pledge my vegetarian food blog to the SMP in 2012.

I was touched by SMP openness and embracing vegetarian cuisine from below comment in my blog:

“We find that your entries about your wonderful vegetarian dining experiences would be a great addition to the Singapore Memory Project. We think your blog would offer a different perspective. Whether your posts are an account of your daily life or an expression of your thoughts, our project hopes to find a home for these memories so that it can help build a ground-up understanding of Singapore.”

Thank you very much. My apologies, due hectic schedule, I forgotten to pledge my bog at that time.

PS: Comment found in this post: Vegetarian food is simply so delicious

I Came. I Explored. Lotus Kitchen. [Part 2: Time for Dim Sum …]

Lion’s Mane Mushroom Pan-fried Dumping (猴菇煎) 
Taro Mee Sua Cake (香芋面线)
Dim Sum Lovers rejoice! Lotus Kitchen’s dim sum - Taro Mee Sua Cake (香芋面线)@ $6.8++ and Lion’s Mane Mushroom Pan-fried Dumping (猴菇煎) @ $8.8++ were handcrafted dishes using different good-quality meatless natural ingredients like monkey head mushroom, chestnuts, mushroom (see photos) which complement and enhanced the taste and texture.

Enjoyed these quality made-to-order dim sum and they have me clamouring for more.
Top: Lion’s Mane Mushroom Pan-fried Dumping (猴菇煎).
Bottom: Taro Mee Sua Cake (香芋面线) 
Where: Lotus Kitchen @ Chinatown Point. 133 New Bridge Road #01-01/02 Chinatown Point S059413, T: 6538 1068
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LotusVegetarian/

Lunch on-the-go!

Few days back felt like having “Takeaway Lunch Box” @S$5 from Lingzhi Vegetarian Restaurant Novena!  So I grab one and go.
For the lunch box, you can choose either brown rice or noodle.  Add-on herbal tea at S$1.  Delicious and no mock meat and using only plant-based ingredients.

Simple. Convenient. Fast. Value for Money. 

Where: Lingzhi Vegetarian Restaurant. 238 Thomson Road #03-09/10 Velocity @ Novena Square. S307683. T: 6538 2992.
Website: http://www.lingzhivegetarian.com/

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

MONDAY. EAT. LIGHT. [10% off ]

Wow! More and more non-vegetarian eateries celebrate Meatless Monday. Was at Novena Square 2 and saw this poster outside QQ Rice … MONDAY. EAT. LIGHT.


Every Monday, 10% Off – Only for vegetarian fillings or flavours.  Thumbs up.  Go Meatless on Monday and enjoyed discount, Win-Win Situation! 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

I Came. I Explored. Lotus Kitchen. [Media Invite – Part 1]

I would say Lotus Kitchen is a value-for-money restaurant offering healthier dining with an exciting array of contemporary vegetarian cuisine.  This brand-new restaurant with a modern minimalist decor, is a sister brand to Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant- famous for its delectable buffet menu.

We were invited to a Food Tasting of their New Vegetarian Dining Concept on 25 July. It was a feast of flavours from their signature delights. Prior to this invitation, I have dined there before, would say that the dishes are delectable.

Stay tuned for a review of the Food Testing … 

Where: Lotus Kitchen @ Chinatown Point. 133 New Bridge Road #01-01/02 Chinatown Point S059413. T: 6538 1068
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LotusVegetarian/

Lunch Date with Professor Brawn!

Today lunch, where am I going? I decided to support Professor Brawn Cafe – a social enterprise helping people with special needs. Another vegetarian friendly eatery. On their weekday lunch set menu at $9 nett, there's a vegetarian option – spaghetti with soup and drink (I picked lemon). A cosy place to have lunch.

Supporting those doing a good cause, often bring happiness directly and indirectly. 

Where: Professor Brawn Cafe @ Velcocity. 238 Thomson Road #02-78/79 Velocity S307685. T: 6253 4650.
Website: http://www.professorbrawn.com/

Monday, July 24, 2017

Let’s do lunch at Real Food …

Real Food at Novena has a minimalistic interior and long wooden tables, which gives a relaxing spacious feel. Perfect for communal dining and to linger on sipping coffee after a meal.

This place serves All Day Breakfast, Rice & Noodle, Pasta, Pizza, Burgers, salads and more. Wow … extensive menu.  I choose Mushroom Noodles Dry @ $8.5 for my lunch, flavourful and healthy.  Love the organic food and ambience here.  

Where: Real Food. 10 Sinaran Drive, #B1-105/106/129 Square 2. S307506. T: 6397 2289.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Vegetable Forward Cuisine (蔬食料理) - Si Chuan Dou Hua @ UOB Plaza 1

Impressive! Paradigm-shifting creations!  This restaurant created a diverse culinary scene with forward-looking menu – Vegetable Forward Cuisine (蔬食料理) and Meatless Monday (周一无肉日).  Cool!

Chance upon Si Chuan Dou Hua serves Vegetable Forward Cuisine from 15 June till 15 September 2017 @ S$78 or S$98 per pax.  To promote healthy eating, this restaurant celebrates Monday as a Meatless Monday with free fruit basket! 

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!  

http://www.restaurant-hospitality.com/new-restaurant-concepts/latest-crop-vegetable-forward-restaurants

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.
Website: www.nomvnom.com
Facebook: nomvnom.sg

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.
Facebook:www.facebook.com/newfutkai/

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.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VegetarianExpress/

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
Website: www.nomvnom.com
Facebook: nomvnom.sg

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
Website: www.veganburg.com  

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Love of Local Traditional Coffee - Simple pleasure in life …

Learning 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 enjoy this cuppa of kopi anywhere after purchasing it. It doesn't cost a lot yet simply lovely and satisfying. 
Yes, this remind 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. 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jiupinlian/?pnref=story

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

我的沙拉和面包早餐


我很少为自己好好的做早餐。昨日,我决定疼爱自己,做个沙拉和面包早餐给自己。禅修回来后,不必忙着工作,创意和灵感都回来了。
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。

没工作也能这样开心,对于未来我充满着信心。感恩

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]   
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