Sunday, April 11, 2010

Yi Xin Vegetarian at Bishan ...[CLOSED]

Taking up the space of a Dessert House and Vegetarian Eatery, Yi Xin Vegetarian in Bishan which is not the same Yi Xin Vegetarian in Chinatown (although same name), has been operating there for months.  It is located near S11 and in front of the Children Playground and a good choice for family with children (children can play while parents can dine and look out at the same time).

Patronized this eatery for a few times, as the other two vegetarian eateries near Bishan J8 had folded up.  Yi Xin Vegetarian offers simple Chinese Vegetarian Food Fare (Ala Carte, Set Meal for Solo), mixed rice, eggless pastries and vegetarian snacks.

Fried Cedar Rice $4

Fried Rice with different ingredients which is the common item on most of the vegetarian menu is available here.  The Fried Cedar Rice $4, is light and puffy with tiny bits of mock ham.  With a little touch or garnish would make this dish more appetizing.
Fried Fresh Mushroom Noodle (Flat Udon) $4

The signature noodle - Fried Fresh Mushroom Noodle (Flat Udon) $4 is tasty and a little peppery.  I would think a lighter sauce might bring out the Udon in this dish else it just looks like normal noodle.  

Fried Scramble Tofu $6 

Another scrumptious-looking Tofu Dish is Fried Scramble Tofu $6 which the name does not really represent the dish.  It is deep-fried Tofu with batter and drizzle with Thai Chilli Sauce (quite fiery).  Light, crispy and well fried coating, however the tofu lack a smooth texture and taste on its own.   

Might not be a good choice for children or those who do not take spicy food. If there is non-spicy sauces like Japanese Soy Sauce with grated daikon or Teriyaki Sauce or Special mayo sauce served at the side that would be good.
If individual tastes of each person can be catered for via having more choices like Japanese Soy Sauce with Wasbi, Pepper and Salt would make this dish more versatile.  Same goes to some of the other dishes on the menu like Sambal Kang Kong and Stir-fry Bitter Gourd.

For beverage, the choices are limtied - we had home-made barely $1. 

Where: Yi Xin Vegetarian. Blk 505A Bishan Street 11 #01-440 Singapore 571505. Tel: 98575096.
Opening hours: 8am-9pm. Closed on 2nd and 16th of lunar calendar. 


Sunny said...

The Tofu looked interesting.
The Toa Payoh Basement Foodcourt had completed renovation but gone was my favourite stall. i wonder where they had moved!
Fortunately, there is another vegetarian stall in place but had not tried yet...

a veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...

Oh, that is sad :(

Sunny said...

To correct my earlier comment, it is still the same owners but who are now dressed in the food court uniform & sadly their prices increased quite drastically...:-(

a veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi Sunny

Thanks for the info :) Yup, after renovation, sometime the price increased.

Some foodcourt charge the stall 23% of the earning, that is to say $3 wonton mee, 23% gone what left is for the cost of material, staff etc.

Cheers :)

Anonymous said...

I went there a few times, i think they are closed down alrd. do you know any information about this? thank you

a veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...


Sorry. No idea at all. The last time, I was there was 18 May.

Cheers :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Everybody,

The stall name is Yi Xin Su Xiao Chu and had no link with Yi Xin @ Chinatown. I had been following them since Year 2000.

They have moved to Clementi Avenue 4 Blk 308 coffeeshop in year 2010.

Their rest day falls on every Wednesday if it's not the lunar 1st or 15th of the month. If it does, they will close on the next day instead of Wednesday.

Their business are booming and if you go on the lunar 1st or 15th, you must be prepare to wait for 15 mins to half an hour.

Try not to go later than 8pm cause very likely they would have sold out most of their dishes on a busy day.

Prices are still very reasonable and till now have never shrink their serving size regardless of inflation and price hike for raw ingredients.

Happy Eating.

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