Friday, March 21, 2008

The Green Room Cafe

Went there with Gwennie 2 weeks back. Thanks so much for fetching me from work!

Anyway, I've long heard about the Green Room Cafe from the forums and papers and finally I had a chance to go there for a meal.
I guess the very first thing that totally captivated my mind and soul was the ambience and outlook of the cafe. Not your usual chinese restaurant I must say. It is very Fusion, and you may not even notice it only serves vegetarian food! It is located right in the middle of Bishan park where it is full of greenery and the feeling of nature just make you feel relaxed.
The interior of the restaurant displays a open "bar" style with white furniture. As that night was pretty cooling, we took seats on the outside, where the ventilation was great and Air was really fresh.
The cafe serves quite a variety of food, ranging from Western to Japanese and even local delights. We ordered a soup and two mains.

Laksa $12.80

I guess many of you might freak out on the heafy price! But well, this was the best dish of the day. The soup was very spicy which i think many may not be able to take it. I had to drink lots of water with it. Basically, it is rice noodles with mock prawns and mock abalone in the special laksa sauce. However the serving is really LARGE and you can't possibly finish alone.

Mushroom Soup $7.80



Not your usual campbell mushroom soup, as this is really concentrated with fresh mushrooms. It is very fresh, and definitely homemade 'wild and exotic' mushroom soup. I thought it tasted quite blend, but it was okay with the bread.

Soba $13.00

This dish is vegan and almost tasteless I must say. However, the full aroma of mushrooms is rather strong in this dish. It comprises of japanese buckwheat noodles with oyster shitake and shimeji mushrooms braised with aromatic vegetable stock and finished with fresh herbs and a pinch of chilli powder . The serving is really small which I find not so worth.

My overall experience was that the ambience was perfect, but I thought the prices are really on the high side, food wise, meet a standard, but not above it. And well, I guess you may visit it on special occassions like birthday celebrations, hot date (and HE is paying) or when you really run out of places. Still, it is a good place for people who want to look for a really secluded place to relax.

Another review is available from Jeffrey where he tried other the Scrunchy Nachos and Falafel.

Location:

Bishan Park II, 1382 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10am - 10pm; Saturday & Sunday 8am - 10pm

Website: http://www.aramsaspas.com/greenroomcafe.html

4 comments:

Pauline said...

I stumbled upon your blog while searching for vegetarian eateries. I think you've done an amazing job with your blog! Please contact me at a_pauline_m@hotmail.com

I seek your permission to introduce your blog to fellow vegans/vegetarians and hope you'd share your knowledge with us.

Thank you very much,
Pauline Vegemight

Sagipan said...

Hi Pauline,

Im currently overseas. Will mail you when im back in SG yea?
Anyway, thanks for the support and yea of cos, i'll very much like to share as much information as possible!
The next posting would be that on "Vegetarian Places in Bangkok". Cheers!

Regards,
Janice

Jeffrey Talker said...

Hi

Here what I had at The Green Room Cafe :

http://jeffreytalker.blogspot.com/2007/11/scrunchy-nacho-falafel-with-fresh.html

---- :)

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