Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Deli Vege Cafe *CLOSED DOWN*

Apologies that I have missed out postings for such a long time. Nevertheless, thanks crytal for always leaving comments. That actually MOTIVATED me a lot.
Back to this cafe which I am going to introduce today. It is actually opened by my fren's dad, whom I have not met for quite sometime. Heard from JH that the Jap food is good, hence I wanted to give it a try. The decor of the cafe is modern and clean. I couldnt say much as the space is limited. There are 3 levels for this cafe and I did not manage to go the the 2nd and top floors. Nonetheless, Im surprised that there are many options available here.
Me and Gwennie ordered 3 dishes.

Minestrone Soup $4.90

This is the first time I'm trying Ministrone Soup, as we seldom have this in vegetarian cafes. Sadly, this soup did not meet up to the standard which I have hoped for. Ingredients comprise of chopped celery, tomatoes, lettuce and pineapples. It tasted very "ketchupy" which sunnie tart would definitely hate it. But well, I didnt know celery is part of the ingredient, if not, I would never have ordered it.
Yakitori Set $7.90

Not much of a surprise to me, as the chicken chunks used is the normal "salted chicken" (盐酥鸡) which we order in mixed vegetables rice. This is the grilled version mixed in special sauce. In fact, it was supposed to come with rice, but we ordered without, as we wanted to try the baked rice. It is definitely a MUST to have with rice, as it is way too saltish. I was kind of disappointed that the price is the same without rice.

Baked Seafood Rice $8.90

I guess this was the best dish for the day. Portion is big and filling for 2 of us (luckily). There are a lot of ingredients in this baked rice and the cheese was yummy. This is not suitable for people who do not take mock meats. Hence, do order this dish if you visit.

We were last served with Mango Sago which was supposed to be on the house.

Mango Sago with Ice Cream $5.90

The mango syrup is blended and served with mango chunks and pomelo saps at the bottom. It is then topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Kinda similar to the usual dessert (杨枝甘露) that we eat, with an extra ice cream topping. Hence, its nothing special.

The overall experience was ok, and food is still quite up to the normal average standard. However, I guess due to some miscommunication, I had to pay for the dessert (which I did not order) at an extra $6.50. That could have been saved. I guess I wont' go back for a second try.

Location: 200 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058749

Opening Hours: 7am - 11pm on Sun- Thur; 7am - 3am on Fri, Sat & Holiday Eve

Tel: 62239686

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Happy Arts Deli Vegetarian Restaurant

Sometimes my family and I will head to Simei for a meal at the Metta welfare association. The Happy Arts Deli is set up to train apprentices aged between 19 and 21 with mild intellectual disability in baking, meal preparation, kitchen and customer service, so as to create employment opportunities for them.
The cafe serves a wide variety of vegetarian dishes and pastries through food and catering services. Healthy and delicious, our fare is lovingly created with hearty portions of zeal and generous doses of creativity.

Chicken Rice $2.50

I always order the special of the day and the chicken rice tasted fantastic. Unlike other places where the fried version is used, this cafe uses the "white" version where they only need to steam it, making it a healtier version. Also, the special sauce blends well in the fragrant rice.

Other than your normal mix-vegetable rice, they also serve ala-clarte food where the dishes was good too. So, once in a while, for a good cause, do consider this restaurant!

Metta Building (Level 1) 32 Simei Street 1 S(529950)
Tel: 6580 4611 Fax: 6580 4693
Operating hours: 7.30 am to 9 pm daily


Tuesday, February 12, 2008

7 Sensations

Hey Peeps, I'm so so sorry for no updates for the last couple of weeks as I've been busy baking over my weekends and have not gone to new places for food. Anyway, my sisters and I went to the Seven Sensations (after much recommendation by my sister) to celebrate my cousin's birthday. Lonnie Tart went there during Xmas, and I had earlier posted on the X'MAS dishes here.This time is to Intro on the dishes on a normal day, which i think its worth your time travelling there. Ambience is great, and Im surprised that the restaurant is quite full even on a weekday.

Mango and Avocado Salad

This Salad is filled with fresh lettuce, shredded carrot slices, Mango and Avocado slices and then, topped with pinenuts. Lastly, it is blended with Vinaigrette, making the taste really unique. I adore avocado back then in Australia. So, I think this dish is a mix blend of sweet and sour taste, which can really open up your appetite for the night.

Clam Chowder Soup

Ever since Lonnie intro this soup to us, she has not stopped talking about how GOOD the soup was. So, my cousin called to order for this soup when she made the reservations. This soup is not made everyday, so we felt truely privileged to be able to taste it. This made me feel that the service is great, as the chef himself is willing to make the exception just for us. I love this soup completely as well. There is a mix of mock ham, mushrooms and other chopped ingredients in tomato-based soup. They blended well completely. There are other soups like mushroom and potato soup, however, they are not my cup of tea.

Baked Potato

Next came the baked potato, which tasted a little blend, but unique. The potatoes is in a form of sheets, where it is layerised like a lasagne. In between the potato is cheeses. Hence it does blends well with the potatoes.


As the restaurant serves both western and chinese dishes, we ordered a little of both worlds to try. Lasagne has a mix of eggplants, spinach, flour and cheese. Tastes quite normal.

Curry Fish Head

The curry fish head tasted quite spicy, and not served on a daily basis as well. You may like it if you love brinjals and ladyfingers. Hee.

I cannot quite remember how the pizza tasted, but the crust is thin. Quite normal as what other places are selling.

Baked Rice

Baked Rice is not sold everyday as well. Hence, do check out the notice board on the daily special. The baked rice is mixed with mixed veg and mushroom, topped with baked cheese. I liked it as the risotto tasted just nice, not too soggy and soft.

Braised Noodle Soup

Soup is cooked with Radish and Carrots, making the soup sweet and there are a lot of ingredients in it. Of course it cannot be compared to the noodles from LDF (middle road). But well, this is definitely a healtier choice, as I can hardly find oil from the soup. Hence before the new outlet opens in Chinatown, you might want to settle for this from 7 Sensations.

All in all, it was a great dining experience at this place as the service was good, and food was up to the standard. *I did not manage to take down each individual prices, but we paid $26 each (5 of us in all), after a full 8 dishes meal, which I feel is definitely worthwhile.

Location: 16 Madras Street S208413
Tel: 6298 8198
Opening Hours:
Closed on Mondays;
Tuesdays - Saturdays Lunch: 11am - 3pm Dinner: 6pm - 10pm
Sundays and Public Holidays: 11am to 5pm