Sunday, January 20, 2008

Loke Woh Yuen Vegetarian Restaurant (六和园素食馆) *CLOSED DOWN*

*Not sure where this place has moved, but it has closed down according to sources*

This restaurant has been around for the last decade and Im quite glad to still be able to eat traditional vegetarian dishes, which these days are not common anymore.
Went with irene & her beau yesterday for lunch after yoga... and they too enjoyed the dishes!

Hot & Spicy Tofu $8

Called 麻辣豆腐 in chinese. However, it is not spicy at all, hence suitable for all. I love it as there are a mix of button mushrooms and straw mushrooms, blending well into the spicy bean paste. You may just have this dish alone with rice.

Cereal Abalone Mushroom $10

The abalone mushrooms are mixed into a special batter and deep fried till golden colour. Then, it is served piping hot with grinded cereal. I love it as it is really crispy, and is comparable to the one sold at Lao Di Fang (Middle Road)

Stir Fried Dou Miao $8

The Dou Miao is not over-cooked and tasted really fresh. I hardly find dou miao in most restaurants but am glad to eat it here. Also, I find it quite unbelievable that they do not have our usual sambal Kang Kong available here. All the vegetables are stir fried. Hence, you might want opt for a non-spicy veg here.

Sweet & Sour Pork Ribs $12

The only mock item i've ordered for the day is the sweet & sour pork ribs. Not too bad, but I did not adore too much of the mock meat.

Dessert $3/bowl

We ended lunch with sweet desserts. As they have 3 types of desserts (Black Sesame paste (hot); Mango Pudding & Almond Jelly) available, We order one each to try, and all turned out to be a sweet surprise, as they are able to bring out the desired taste.

The reason why I say traditional is because there isnt much mock dishes available here. Most dishes are cooked using Vegetables and Mushrooms. There is not much to comment on the decor of the restaurant as it has your typical chinese restaurant. The only thing is the location, as it lies in the middle of Tanjong Pagar and Outram. Approximately 10 -12 mins walk from either stations.

Location: 20,22 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088443

Tel: 6221 2912

Opening Hours: 11am - 3pm; 5.30pm - 9pm

Monday, January 14, 2008

Nature Vegetarian (大自然素食)

Thanks to clare for her Info!
She went to Nature the other day and tried the daily special fish head bee hoon.
Fish Head Bee Hoon Soup ($2.50)

Serving is large at a low price. However, the Soup is quite common.

Dumplings ($3.00)

Stuffings in the dumplings was good and tasted perfect with chili.

Other than that, nature does catering services and sells other food such as mixed vegetables rice (available on a daily basis), Zhu Chao like Fried Kway Tiao, Hor Fun etc.

Location: Blk 11 #03-4662 Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 150011

Tel: 68977370


Opening Hours: 7.30am-9.30pm (close on Sunday)

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Harmony River Vegetarian Cafe (美景素食)

Every Friday, our company bus would fetch us to bukit merah for lunch. Hence normally I'll have my lunch at this cafe, as its just 10 steps away from where we alight. heehee. I had a lunch date with Da Wei who is another vegetarian in my office. Ordered the prawn noodles this time.

Prawn Noodles $2.50

The soup tastes quite authentic, and can be compared to the one i adore at Tiong Bahru. However, the ingredients here are too little and there was only 1 strand of kang kong, kind of pathetic.

Laksa $2.50

Da Wei ordered the Laksa. I tried and tasted normal. Of Cos' I have yet tried the one at UBI which Melissa mentioned that its the best in SG. heh. At least the Number of Tau Pok is a lot more here.

Other than that, the cafe is clean and decor is simple. There are close to 20 dishes to choose from during lunchtime, and you may choose either Beehoon or Rice. I prefer eating the special of the day. The duck porridge is not fantastic, however healthy as it was brown rice porridge. Sometimes when i could not make it for lunch, I will get my colleagues to takeaway a burger for me, this is highly recommended as the meat tastes fantastic but a little dry. Still, it helps fill a stomach at only $2. I will try to take another Picture the next time I buy.

Location: Blk 161 Bukit Merah Central

Opening Hours: 7am - 8pm Mon - Fri; Closed on Sat & Sun

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Luo Han Vegetarian Health Food

Went there for lunch the other day after much recommendations from Veggie Bun's web. Must Admit the Claypot Rice tastes fabulous!

Claypot Rice $4.50

As shown, there are many ingredients (e.g: Tofu, Cha Siew, Vegetables, Mock Meats etc). What i like about the rice is it tastes fragrant in dark soy sauce, and there are small pieces of salted fish on top, making it tastes like the real one. Worth the money i feel.

Hor Fun $3.50

Mrs Tibet order the Horfun, which i took a mouthful of it and find it so-so only. Similar to what they sell outside. However, the portion is big enough for 2 and mrs tibet could not even finish it. I personally prefer Hor Fun with egg though.

We also ordered 2 soups to try: Tonic Soup & Lotus Root Soup ($4 each)

Love the lotus root soup. We could have just ordered a bowl of rice with this soup! As for the tonic soup, too much ingredients that I could have suffered from nose-bleeding. heehee. Other than these, the cafe layout is clean and be sure to wait up to 20mins for the claypot rice on busy days.

Location: Fortune Centre #01-13/14,

190 Middle Road, Singapore 188979

Tel: 63331612

Opening Hours: Mon - Sun: 8am - 8.30pm

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Vegetarian Whipped Potato

Managed to make Whipped potato that day and it tasted very much like the one from KFC, just that this one is vegetarian, and you dont have to worry about illnesses. hehe.

Whipped Potato
*Note I dont have the proportions.
1. For the Potatoes
Method 1: Cook potatoes in a big pot till they soften. Mash potatoes. Add Salt, Butter or Magarine, Fresh Milk and pepper. You may make into balls with the ice scream scoop.
Method 2: To make things easier, these days you can buy ready mixed potatoes flakes. (Sold in Phoon huat). All you need to do is to mix water into the flakes and stir. Then, add salt, butter/magarine, fresk milk and pepper.
2. For the Sauce
Some Plain Flour - fry on a non-stick pan till golden brown, cool aside for later use
Add Vegetarian Oyster Sauce, Dark Soy Sauce, Salt, Sugar and Black pepper with 200ml of water into a pot. Cook till fragrant.
Using the pre-cooked flour, add some water and mix into a paste first, then slowly pour the paste into the cooked sauce.
Serve over the Potatoes. Tastes quite spicy, as I have put a lot of black pepper in.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Lingzhi Vegetarian Restaurant (灵芝素食)

Went there on a Saturday afternoon with my parents after knowing that they have moved and the High tea which we used to adore came back in action.

In this restaurant newly located at Novena Square, there is no steamboat buffet available. However, on weekends and public holidays, you may go for the High Tea Buffet, which in the past they used to serve when they were still located in orchard towers (ages ago).

It costs $15++ per person. The usuals like my favourite 粉包 and carrot cake are available. However, we were kind of upset when there isn't any Char Siew Bun.
Dim Sum

Other than the usual dim sum, there are also a total of 4 dishes available for numerous orders. The Rock and Roll Salad is one of the recommended dish. Only in a serving size, there is a generous serving of vegetables mixed with a special sauce, comprising of Wasabe Sauce, Vinegar and Soy Sauce. Tastes really special and it works wonders as an appetiser.

Rock and Roll Salad

The other dishes include the treasures beancurd skin (法海金盏), straw mushrooms beancurd as well as Luo han veg.

Treasures Beancurd Skin

The overall experience was good as the setting of the restaurant is modern, not your typical chinese restaurant. Im not able to comment on services as this is self-service buffet. However, the waiters are still ok, as we are regular customers.

1. 541 Orchard Road
Liat Towers, #05-01
Opening Hours: 11:30am - 3:00pm; 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Tel: 6734 3788

2. 238 Thomson Road
Velocity @ Novena Square, #03-09/10 (Beside Fish&Co)
Opening Hours: 11:30am - 3:00pm; 6:00pm - 10:00pm
High Tea Hours: 3:00pm - 5:00pm (Only Sat/Sun/Pub Hols)
Tel:6538 2992


It is recommended that you make a reservation before going.