Sunday, June 24, 2018

Rather disappointing vegetarian experience at

We walked over from Le Meridien (Suvarnabhumi) Golf Resort and SPA to The Fountain at Summit Windmill Golf Residence for a late dinner at 21:30. 

We’re looking for vegetarian options. The staff did manage to whip up a Khang Jeud Taw Hou Moo Sab (THB 150++) and Yakisoba (THB 240++) but it didn’t taste that great. Maybe, they didn’t foresee having a vegetarian request and unprepared.

In today world, vegetarian diet or cuisine is a New NORM. Reputable hotels would have some delicious vegetarianised dishes/options on standby to provide vegetarian/Vegan guests a good dining experience.

Vegetarian looking for Vegetarian Food in Changi Airport (Departure/Transit Lounge) …

Doesn’t have much time checking out which are the vegetarian friendly eateries in Changi Airport. Hungry and only want vegetarian food. Happened to know that Ippudo serves veggie ramen, and glad to see this option at Ippudo Express at Changi Airport Terminal 2 (Departure/Transit Lounge) Enjoyed a delicious hot food,  soupy ramen - veggie ramen (S$10). Love their hearty vegetable consommé, so tasty. Do note, garlic oil is used, I guess can be omitted if asked.  

For LACTO-OVO-Vegetarian, may add an egg (S$3).

Where: Ippudo Express @ Changi Airport Terminal 2 ((Departure/Transit Lounge) 

Monday, June 04, 2018

Sipping Turkish Coffee and Doing Nothing (La Dolce Far Niente) in Singapore

Was at Istanbul Turkish Restaurant, doing nothing (La Dolce Far Niente) and sipping Turkish coffee (drinking Turkish coffee is a slow and gentle process) @ S$6.60 (with service charges). 
Discovered this beautiful Halal non-vegetarian restaurant has quite a lot of vegetarian options. A good place to taste vegetarian Turkish cuisine or for group lunch or dinner with different dietary options.

Wonderful, warm and friendly wait staff - Very pleasant experience.

Where: 25 Baghdad ST Singapore 62988954. Telephone: 6298 8954

Sunday, June 03, 2018

Enjoying simple things in life!

Life can be simple, enjoyable and happy.  Who says Breakfast must be Benedict with Bacon or Egg Omelette? Do it differently. Go for something different.  Enjoyed the All Day Breakfast set (S$4.8) @ HarriAnns Nonya Table. 

Love the bite-sized old-school Nonya kueh, so beautiful which allow me to indulging more and the coffee is exactly how love it to be.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Quick lunch @ Mummy Yummy


I’ll go to Mummy Yummy Shenton House to settle lunch, if I on a hectic schedule. Was there 1-2 weeks ago and happy to see vegetable dishes look fresh, green and yummy. Over cooked dishes often not appetising. I ordered Bee Hoon with 2 dishes @ S$3, taste good. Only one type of chilli available. 

Also noticed they’re getting more environmental friendly now – using brown food wrapping paper instead of styrofoam product. In the past, the hawker centre stalls normally grease-proof brown food wrapping paper for take away too.

Disposable cutlery is still used here. So, if I know I'm go there to dine in, I’ll bring along my own cutlery set.

Meditation & Cuppa Joe

Morning, pick-me-up - one hour of meditation. Afternoon, saving a cuppa Joe (White S$4) @ The Glasshouse Speciality Coffee & Toast Bar. A hidden gem - Lovely ambience and the lingering aromatic taste of coffee. 

Appreciating the many little things in life … ME Time to meditate, drinking coffee and more …

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Tasting New Fut Kai Vegetarian Food @ Vesak Day 2562 Celebration


Attended the Vesak Day Celebration Auction Dinner on 29 May, organised by Kwan Yin Chan Lin Zen Meditation Centre at Hard Court opposite Bukit Gombak MRT.

A very traditional Chinese dinner setting, serving traditional vegetarian food. The cuisine was prepared by New Fut Kai Vegetarian Restaurant.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Zi Zai Vegetarian @ Beemdeer (Boon Keng MRT)

A little cosy and relaxing vegetarian eatery serving vegetarian food at affordable price. Easily accessible, as it’s located along the NE line (Boon Keng MRT station), so if you’re looking for vegetarian dinner (Zi Char Style) just get out of this station. Here you can find two vegetarian eateries that still serves good vegetarian food for at this hour - Zi Zai Vegetrian and Yuan Xiang Vegetarian (Blk 27, Coffeeshop). 

Was at Zi Zai Vegertarian, 1-2 weeks ago and ordered a plate of Hong Kong Fried Bee Hoon @ $4.  What is the difference between Hong Kong and Singapore Fried Bee Hoon? I don’t know. Here, the serving is big, if you’re a small eater then this’s good for 2 pax , to go with some other dishes.  It’s a little tasteless, could be the Chef forgotten to add salt that day.  Minor issue.

Where: Zi Zai Vegetarian. Blk 23 Bendemeer Road #01-523 S330023. Tel:62939579.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Going vegetarian is so easy in Singapore ...

Besides Vegetarian Cuisine, we’ve Vegetarian-Friendly Cuisine at most of the restaurants/eateries. Hmmm…. that’s the NEW thing and is getting popular. It would be very behind times, if restaurants has no vegetarian menu or vegetarian options on their menu. Just looking around, it so easy to find vegetarian food now.

Enjoying my lunch at Saravanaa Bhava @ Clifford Centre Basement (NTUC FoodFare) - Indian Vegetarian Cuisine – Mini Tiffin @ S$6.4

I’m so full! If not or the portion can be reduced a little, I would definitely add a cup of Mango Lassi or Teh Tarik to my meal. That would be perfect!

Where: Saravanaa Bhava. NTUC FoodFare (Clifford Centre) 24 Raffles Place, S048621.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Cupcakes for Afternoon Tea Break @ Work!

Plain Vanilla Bakery Cupcake is perhaps the BEST cupcakes in town! I like Red Velvet, Cinnamon Brown Sugar, Salted Caramel & Dark Chocolate Ganache …

Thursday, May 24, 2018

@ Work - A hot afternoon. A mini break. A glass of Thai Milk Tea...

 
Staying cool and nibble on spring rolls (vegetarian friendly) @ Folks Collective, Asia Square! Lovely!  
This place is really cosy in the afternoon.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

OMG, I’m wrong!

Often I just walked past this place and thought that it’s just small kiosk where you grab a salad or a drink and go. Today, was thinking of getting a cold drink at Well-dressed Salad Bar & Café, only then I discovered this cosy interior décor inside this old shop-house (with air-con), a perfect place for pit stop to enjoy a refreshing fresh fruit juice (S$5) in this hot weather.  Like their environmental friendly straw!

Will return again for other items on their menu …  

Address: Well Dressed Salad Bar & Cafe. 282 South Bridge Road Singapore 058831 Tel: 6534 7787

Friday, May 11, 2018

A noodle lover ...

Love soupy noodle. For a complete meal, I start to order vegetable side dishes. My lunch – a bowl of Laksa @ $3 (with less noodle) and add on side dishes @ $1-$1.5 at Dragon Gate Vegetarian.
Fresh Sugar Cane Juice @ $1.8, perfect quenching my thirst and beat the heat!

Where: 
39 Temple Street S058584

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Seeing the Beauty in Life …

My coffee moment this morning @ artisan boulangerie co.  A simple cup of coffee can be so beautiful. I’m learning to find beauty in everything, so much fun!

Morning Pastries Set @ $6.9++ 

Monday, May 07, 2018

Moment of Pause ...

Sometimes, it's healthy to take moments of pause. If the glass of water get too heavy, put it down for a while and then pick it up again later, it'll become much lighter.

This afternoon, I tried this theory out, by drinking a good cuppa of latte and enjoying a slice of sweetness - carrot cake @ 63Celsius, recharging ... Coffee and cake, simply good and delicious!

Saturday, May 05, 2018

有朋至远方来, Let’s go drink Tea @ HRVST!

饭后,咱们喝茶去。有来有往,我请吃饭,她请我喝茶。平凡的一天,愉快的一天,简单的幸福,简单的快乐。Coffee and Tea (Organic) @ $5.9

Where: HRVST Restaurant & Bar. 6A Shenton Way, OUE Downtown Gallery, #05-01 S068815

Friday, May 04, 2018

Go to The Boneless Kitchen ...

What’s Boneless Kitchen? It’s an eatery that serves 100% Vegetarian Korean Cuisine located near Tai Seng MRT station (Exit A).  It’s great to see such diversity in Singapore food scene especially the vegetarian cuisine area.

One of the most popular dish here is Soondubu Jjigae 豆腐汤配饭 ($12.9) with Ramen or Rice, and I ordered it with Ramen.  Delicious broth and spicy enough for me. Just that, it has too much tofu. I would prefer it to have a little more Kimchi or maybe replace with some Soy bean spout.
Kimchi Pancake ($3.9) is nice but a little oily and soggy. Otherwise, I would fall in love with this dish easily. 

The Jajangmyeon 炸酱面($10.9) is popular with kids in Korean, no wonder my BIG kid who can’t take spicy food, loves this dish so much and only order this whenever he dines here. Not for me.

The side dish are free but not refillable, mashed potatoes and lettuce were served to us. Overall feel, it’s a nice eatery. Located in “Industrial area” and yet it’s almost full house on a Saturday. Reservation is recommended.

Where: The Boneless Kitchen. 1 Irving Place, The Commerze @ Irving, #01-31 S369546. Tel: 8457 6464.

Tasting the creatively crafted healthy tasty dishes @ Elemen(Millenia Walk)

Innovative and artfully presented vegetarian cuisine at Elemen.  The dishes are so stylist, vibrant and colourful. I go for the 8-course set at $32.80++ instead of 5-course set @ $26.80++. My pick are Rojak (Fruit Rojak), 5 Elements Soup, Blue Flower Tofu with Truffle Wild Rice, Ice Coconut Mint with Blue Pea Flower d Chocolate Laver Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream.

I’ve figure out what I love – the refreshing Rojak Salad with unique ingredients, the piping hot clear 5 Elements Soup and Blue Flower Tofu with Truffle Wild Rice.  The Asian Curry with Naan Bread is a good item to be on the menu but lacks oomph.

Look like I’ll be here again for to feast on the dishes like Black Truffle Porcini Pasta, Pesto Fettuccine!

Where: elemen @ Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard #01-75A/76 Singapore 039596. Tel: 6238 0511
Website: www.elemen.com.sg

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Grab-and-go lunch

At lunchtime, grab a Vege Medley Roll $3 with Viet Pesto @ Saigon Rolls.  Simple, fresh and light!  Fell in love with salad dress – Viet Pesto. 

Thinking of having some fun and doing a creative combination by mixing with the other vegetarian/vegan options – Mushroom Roll, Avocado Roll and Tofu Roll for my next bento lunch box.

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Little fun working in town! Drinking free Coffee @ Boulevard …

Yes, free coffee from 8am-5pm at Boulevard these few days, near workplace. I’ve tasted few cups of free coffee from Boulevard – Cappuccino, Flat White, Latte ...

Soon I'll leave this place and learning to enjoy those simple little moments and discovering the joy in it. A chance to practice looking for positive things in life and expressing the gratitude.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Let’s do dinner @ Nature Vegetarian Delights!

Too lazy to cook and looking for something nourishing yet inexpensive. Here we’re at Nature Vegetarian Delights for a simple dinner.  We ordered a tonic Soup ($6), full of goodness and tasty.  Can we just have Petai Bean? Yes, they did it for us but it’s priced at $15. That’s fine as it’s simply delicious and paired well with rice.   

Like the taste of the past, so we picked the Trotter with Black Vinegar ($10). This dish was different from what we had before. I like that the eatery constantly improving and bringing vegetarian cuisine to a higher level. The mock Trotter used is different from the past, it gives a different texture but may not be so suitable to cook longer to absorb the braising liquid.

Where: Nature Vegetarian Delights. 756 Upper Serangoon Road #04-01 S534626. Tel: 62868028

Monday, April 16, 2018

I practice DON'T eat lunch at my desk ...

The thirty ways to reduce stress at work which I read from the book – Work, one of the points is: Don’t eat lunch at your desk. Change environments. Go for a walk.

I often venture far within the vicinity alone, so I'd move swiftly, the freedom to go where I like to explore, savour vegetarian cuisine and enjoy those quiet moments (solitude inspires creativity) …

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Lunch for a vegetarian is interesting, if you‘re working in town …

 
A non-vegetarian colleague brought me to Aorush @ Asia Square Food Garden, telling me there is vegetarian option. Oh, really! That’s nice. Let's go. Tried the so called hot salad or warm Salad, who care what type of salad it is, as long as it is vegetarian and edible, that is good enough!

I picked quinoa, beet root, zucchini, tofu and avocado. 

Simply love the tasty tofu – externally so crispy and internally so soft!

Friday, April 13, 2018

Lunch in @ Work, no longer boring for vegetarian …

With more eateries getting creatively with vegetarian friendly options, cratering lunch with different dietary requirements is so easy!

Ordered Sushi in a box from Maki San. I like the packaging very much, so sweet and beautiful. Very Veggies (Sushi) @ $7.9 is suitable for vegetarian and is also a heal

The ingredients: Nori wrap, brown rice, takuan, shredded cucumber, asparagus, dried cranberries, shredded carrot, miso sauce.It could be my personal preference, I find that brown rice with cranberries doesn’t really pair that well.

Where: https://order.rollwithmakisan.com/

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Going to restaurant for meal often, not as pricey anymore …

Was at Greenland Vegetarian Restaurant last month. The place had been renovated and business model changed – new menu and pricing (Zi Char price). 

Love the Sambal Tofu with Petai ($10) and Ladies finger with Mince ($9), which really paired well with rice. The Satay ($4.8) with 5 sticks of satay and serves with generous satay sauce. The quality of the satay is not the best, but it is fine with this pricing.  The Fried Wanton ($6) is a little disappointing, this product which we can find easily from vegetarian grocery does not taste good after deep-fried.

On the whole, it is a lovely cosy place for a nice simple vegetarian dinner. And I still see that cheerful, friendly helpful wait staff around.

Where: Greenland Vegetarian Restaurant. 789 & 791 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 534659. Tel: 63857477

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

After work, Chee Cheong Fun for dinner! Simple things in life!


 
The beauty of working in town, I can access to certain places quite easily, sometime by walking. One day, after work, I decided to detour and walk to Chinatown for Vegetarian Chee Cheong Fun @ $2.5 at Mei Heong Yuen Dessert.

I like the way, it been served here. The sweet sauce and chilli sauce are served together, where I can concoct this dish the way I like, different combination - some portion to go with just chilli without sweet sauce or no chilli and just sweet sauce or …. Adding more sauce anytime is easy.   

Monday, April 09, 2018

下午咖啡。简单的朋友。美好的回忆。

她说她要离开新加坡,回国工作了。在离开之前,她约了我们,见个面。离开时,还记得我,还想看下朋友再回。再忙,我也会去喝杯咖啡,见见她。

原本想给她,一个在新加坡的难忘experience,去她没去过的地方,想去的咖啡馆,喝咖啡。但Glasshouse人潮太多,就去了Mellower Coffee。

Sunday, April 08, 2018

Drinking coffee @ HRVST Cafe & Bar

Hot Coffee/Tea @ $5.9, is served in a bag. Just pour it into a cup. What's for dessert? I picked Matcha Ice Cream with Blood Orange Puree, Poached Plums and Pistachio @ $8. 

Interesting!

Where: HRVST Restaurant & Bar. 6A Shenton Way, OUE Downtown Gallery, #05-01 S068815

Saturday, April 07, 2018

Let's do lunch @ HRVST

It's a Cafe. It's a Gym.It's a Bar. Plus Vegan! Get to experience unique vegan set lunch @ $18 - 1 Main and 1 Cold Pressed Juice! Lovely ambience and friendly wait staff.


Where: HRVST Restaurant & Bar. 6A Shenton Way, OUE Downtown Gallery, #05-01 S068815

Friday, April 06, 2018

Penang Kway Teow @三味斋

Travel from Downtown to Bugis station, just for lunch. My lunch hour isn’t that long, so I went to Bugis Cube instead, thinking it shouldn’t be as crowded as Fortune Centre.
There’re two vegetarian eateries at Bugis. This time, I’d like to try 三味斋 formerly known as Jadeite Vegetarian at level 3.

The dishes on the menu are rather common and quite similar to most vegetarian eateries, the only thing I haven’t had before is Penang Kway Teow @ $5.5.

How non-vegetarian Penang Kway Teow tastes like, I don’t know and never had before. What is the difference between Fried Kway Teow and Penang Kway Teow? I asked.

This Penang Kway Teow here is tasty and rather similar to Hokkien Noodle, instead of yellow noodle, it uses kway teow.

The 15-20 mins wait for the noodle to be served really testing my patience. I guess, it is a small eatery with limited manpower, is not uncommon to have such situation.  

Address: 三味斋. 470 North Bridge Road, #03-21, Bugis Cube, S188735

Thursday, April 05, 2018

@ Soul Veggie

The first time I went to Soul Veggie at Temple street was after work around 6pm, the sign at the door showed CLOSED and there wasn’t any signboard indicating the operation time. So, I by passed it and ate elsewhere nearby.

A week ago, I went there for lunch and finally tried the Budae Jjigae (S$12), adding Ramen (S$2).  It’s served with pumpkin porridge, kimchi and a very small portion of seasoned vegetables (Lotus, Spinach and Tomatoes).

I still prefer the Korean Food that I’d in Korea few years back - simple, delicious and fresh.

Where: Soul Veggie. 3 Temple Street S058556.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Something NEW! Thai Style Spicy Noodle.


 
Was around Bugis last weekend. Happy to be around that area, simply because it’s a Vegetarian Heaven. Plenty of vegetarian stalls, in fact.  With so much choices available, I noticed I often go back to the same few vegetarian eateries, maybe it is a habit.

I ended up having lunch at Pine Tree Café both days  Ordered the Thai Style Spicy Noodle @ $6. Something new. Taste good too.

Where: Pine Tree Cafe. 190 Middle Road #02-13 Fortune Centre. Tel: 98154940.
Opening Hours: 9am-9pm

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Vegetarian Curry Noodle. Look good and taste good!

 
Curry Noodle for dinner. Curry Noodle on  Xin Vegetarian Menu and priced at S$4.5. Look good and taste good!

Where: Yi Xin Vegetarian. 43 Temple Street. Singapore 058584. T: 9366 6002

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

9AM. 2 Coffee with Milk at Daily Treats @ The Westin Singapore

This is a lovely nice cosy café where you can sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee. I love the décor. Sometime, is it always good to be away from the buzz and enjoy a cup of coffee in a quiet place or meeting someone for business.

Regular coffee @ S$5++

Web: http://www.thewestinsingapore.com/dailytreats


Friday, March 23, 2018

井水,山上古寺的古井。。。。

活在当下,体验一下周遭的事物。普觉寺里就有一座古井, 里头的井水是可以喝的。在近期四日禅修的最后一天,我终于去喝一喝井水了。去尝试一下,又有何妨呢。

在我模糊的印象里,忘了在哪什么时候,小时候我好像曾经打过井水。这里打井水法是先进,非常安全。井水也可以带些回家。

想喝井水吗? 这里的井水味道如何?我不说,得自己尝尝才能真正知道味道。可能会觉得好,也许会认为不怎么样吗。都没关系,那是一个亲身体验,也许在这之中又有所新发现。。。

Web: KMSPKS

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Enjoying old school dishes @ Yi Xin Vegetarian at Temple Street ...


 
Few days ago, I ordered an unusual combination for quick dinner after work - a bowl of vegetarian porridge ($2.5) and a plate of vegetarian cuttlefish kang kong ($4). It's nice to see this veganised dish - Cuttlefish Kang Kong on their menu.

Where: Yi Xin Vegetarian. 39 Temple Street. Singapore 058584. T: 9366 6002

Friday, March 16, 2018

Dinner and Dance @ Four Seasons Hotel

On a contract assignment and was included in the company D&D 2018 event. So, I went to check out what interesting vegetarian menu can there be. It was at the Four Seasons Hotel, Singapore. Quite a different experience for the past D&D that I attended, it’s buffet style.
Some dishes like yu fu noodle, vegetables, sushi, mushroom soup were veg*nised but were served together with non-vegetarian food (like the sushi).  Wasn't eating that much that night, but enjoyed the Lychee Sorbet the most. 

Friday, March 02, 2018

CNY Lunch at Folk Creative @ Asia Square

Another mini CNY Team lunch, another mini Lo-Hei. This place was picked because there’s vegetarian options (we’ve few vegetarians in our team).

Was a little disappointed, as I was craving for green curry, but this dish used chicken stock and not suitable for vegetarian. But the vegetarian Pad Thai ($12.9) and Pineapple Fried Rice ($12.9) were good and I can enjoyed the dessert Red Ruby ($6.9).

Only down side was the Yu Sheng dish, the shredded vegetables were too thick and all got entangled together which made serving so difficult.  

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Fruit Yogurt with a CNY taste ...

Having fun and letting "Thinking Out of the Box" go wild a bit! Decided to add a touch of CNY to this Green Apple mixed in Yogurt with Raisins, Blueberries and Cranberry, to be served during Chinese New Year.

How? By adding some bits of sun-dried orange which is a ingredient found in Yu Sheng ! 

Friday, February 23, 2018

年初二,我家的开年菜。。。

年初二,我家的开年菜。来一盘圆圆满满 - 素糯米豆腐金瓜火腿球 (Steamed Tofu Pumpkin ham Glutinous Ball)。

真的好久没煮了,第一次煮是在2007 年, 这次是第二次,还不错,煮的出来。

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Vegetarian CNY Lunch @ TungLok Signatures

I love the Vegetarian restaurants under TungLok Group, which serves innovative scrumptious vegetarian cuisine. By default, I would think the non-vegetarian restaurants under this group would have few impressive vegetable-forward dishes on their menu too.

How do I feel about the vegetarian menu (S$78++ per pax) at TungLok Signatures? There’re some delicious, innovative and beautifully presented vegetarian dishes which wow me!  
 

The mock salmon in the YuSheng, unbelievably, so real. The Grilled Bran and Beancurd Skin served on Pancake combined with Fresh Fruit and Crispy Charcoal Bamboo Beancurd in Sesame Sauce, were innovative.  The Chilled Aloe Vera Lemongrass Jelly topped with Lychee Sorbet was refreshing!
That isn't wet tissue, it's pancake for wrapping (with TungLok's stamp on it) ... 

Whereas the Chrysanthemum Tofu in Consommé dish, beautifully crafted with flavourful broth but the tofu was quite tasteless. Poached Handmade Noodle with Diced Fungus in Broth served in Bamboo Cup was something new and unique dish to be included in a traditional Chinese banquet menu, just that the noodle was too bland.
The only not so impressive dish and lacking was the Sautéed Mushroom with Green.  On the whole, it was good to see vegetable-forward cuisine in non-vegetarian restaurant. A nice experience. 
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