Saturday, July 5, 2008

North South East West Vegetarian Cafe *MOVED*

*Moved to Katong!*
Recently I had a birthday dinner there with my sisters and cousin. Thank you clare sis for the treat! I used to complain that Parkway Parade is a vegetarian unfriendly place as there isn't much selection. Now that with this new cafe in view, I think I wouldn't mind going to PP more often since I'm an Easterner. This is 2nd outlet opened by Porridge King *粥大王. The food served at the cafe is slightly different from those at porridge king. Here, they serve Fusion Cusine.

Cheezy Pork Chop $6.80
The pork patty is homemade and pan fried. I thought the patty was good, as it is homemade, and you cannot get from those ready made types sold at supermarkets. It was then topped with a special sauce and cheese and baked. The unique thing is, most vegetarian meats taste tangy and hard after baking, but not for this patty, as it was still crispy on the outside, soft on the inside! The outlook is almost the same as the mexican steak which I adore. Taste wise, its different. Now I can decide if I want steak or pork for dinner!
Volcano Curry Ramen $3.00

This dish is also available at Porridge King. Clare has earlier told me that it is really spicy, as my BIL whole face was red eating it. Hence I wanted to give it a try. True to its name, it is really spicy but tasty at the same time. So I'm going to rate the spicy level at 8/10. Clare was asking the boss if it was spicy the other time, but the boss commented "No, but you might tear a little". Ingredients wise, there are brocolli, tau pok, mushroom ball and beancurd. Overall, not too bad, and it made me miss the Curry Ramen @ Sunflower. So this is a good alternative if you are missing the famous Curry Ramen @ Sunflower.

Hainanese Beef Noodles $5.50

Sunnietart ordered this dish as she loves soupy food. Her comment was that the soup was only so-so, but ingredients are adequate. Noodles are chewy and authentic, but LDF still sells the best Beef Noodles so far.

Satay Bee Hoon $4.80

The presentation of this dish was good. Taste wise, it was blend. I prefer the satay bee hoon I had at Haig Road. I thought the corn was kind of misplaced in this dish. Price is a little too high for such few ingredients. Perhaps the sauce could be improved further, so that they can sell satay too!

Black Pepper Mushroom Noodle (Ban Mian) $4.80

This noodles is served with soup so you can save the money on drinks. I quite like the noodle as the sauce is good. Ingredients wise, not unique as it is almost the same as the dishes above. Nonetheless, serving is large and can be shared.
Sides - Prawn Dipper $5.00
I thought the prawn dipper was a U-shaped dish, but was quite surprised it was fried dumpling. A sumputous side dish, where the ingredients comprises of vegetarian prawns, but it is a little pricy for 6 dumplings.

All in all, this is a good place located near parkway and some items are still affordable in this high costs year. You may also choose to sit outside the cafe to enjoy a little breeze at night.

Location: 200 Tanjong Katong Road

Opening Hours: 11am till 9.30pm (Last Order), Closed on Mondays

Tel: 81000049