Saturday, December 19, 2009

Taipei - Quan Zhen Vegetarian (全真素食)

The last time I went to Taipei, I've only introduced the must eat snacks there and I didn't really had a chance to eat at restaurants. This is contributed by Jeslyn sis, thanks once again! And she made me wanna go taipei real soon again!
I'll try my best to translate the dish as it was given in Chinese. The exchange rate is around 20 TWD : 1SGD.
Egg Fried Rice 西式蛋包饭 TWD 90
Fried Egg is covered on top fried rice and then topped with tomato sauce. Does has a Japanese style in presentation. The good thing is that was it not too oily and makes you want to eat more. Best recommended to those people who doesnt like the taste of taiwanese rice.
Tomato Squid Rice番茄苏东饭 TWD 90
The portion is just right for one and it was served with an additional bowl of soup. The squid slices are deep fried but not too oily. Tastes blends well with the tomato sauce.

Spicy Ramen 麻辣拉面 TWD 90

Not a very spicy dish and tasted more like instant noodles. The noodles used is similiar to Udon and was certainly very chewy. Comprises of vegetables, mushroom and corn. A healthy choice for people who are not into mock meats.

Hotplate Chicken 铁板香鸡 TWD 130

This was serve in a hot plate with tomato sauce as the base gravy again. It seems like most of its dishes have tomato sauce in them. A sad thing is that the sauce doesn't blend well with the food as it tasted quite sour. It is not recommmended for people who are not into sour food.
Hot Pot 招牌素食锅 TWD 120

Best recommended to eat it cold weather. The serving is quite adequate for 3 pax unless u are a big eater. There are a lot of vegeatables, pumpkin, mushrooms , corn and vermicelli and it doesn't contain MSG.

The good thing about taiwan is many people are very health conscious and vegetarian food is available almost everywhere. Even most non-veg places do have vegetarian options. So Taiwan has always been one of my favourite place to visit!


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Just Greens @ Tampines

As far as I understand, there are 4 Just Greens outlets and 1 restaurant in Singapore. In Tampines alone, there are 2 outlets. One is located at east link, the Tampines Interchange Food Court, And another is a the S11 food court where Prime Supermarket locates. I have tried at both places before, but the one at tampines interchange charges too high rates that my sister calls it the 杀人放火 (meaning its so expensive that you can kill) stall! Reason being they charged her 5 bucks for a plate of rice with 2 veg and 1 tofu. It set us thinking: How ex could veg be? Charging high rates at a normal veg stall could easily chase patrons away, especially when many people do think that vegetarian food is supposed to be cheaper.

Anyway, I personally prefer the other stall, which takes a 8 mins walk from the interchange. Tried the chicken rice and I think its really not bad!

Chicken Rice $3.50

This is quite common at a lot of places. The chicken can be brought from suppliers. So you simply need to steam with minced ginger and mix with a little soy sauce and its good to serve!


1. Blk 506 Tampines Central 1 #01-361
Singapore 520506
Open: 0800 - 2200 Hrs
Telephone: 6788 6078

2. 8 Tampines Central
Eastlink Foodcourt #01-09 Stall 4
Open: 0600 - 2230 Hrs
Telephone: 6788 6078

3. Simei East Point Level 5 Food Court
Open: 1000 - 2200 Hrs
Telephone: 6784 5206

4. Yishun Bus Interchange
Blk 924 Yishun Central 1
Singapore 760924
Open: 0600 - 2130 Hrs
Telephone: 6257 2005

5. Restaurant

49-51 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 472223
Open: Daily 0800 - 2300 Hrs
Telephone: 6345 0069 / 6222 2039

Friday, December 4, 2009

Vegetarian Villas (素雅轩)

Thanks to clare sis for the contribution! I haven't been blogging as I've been busy. Its the season of weddings yet again! So I guess I will be doing my wedding dinner reviews pretty soon too~
Bukit Merah as what I've last heard has slowly transformed into a new vegetarian heaven.. there are couple of good places like Loving Hut and Nature in that area. Lately vegetarian villas has joined the crowd too! It has been a long time since I went there.. but am really glad to hear so many new openings! Vegetarian Villas has opened 2 outlets to date and this review is being done at the Bukit Merah outlet.

Mee Rebus ($2.50)

Serving portion a little small, but the taste was good.Gravy was tasty and noodles topped with small chunks of tau pok and dou pau.

Satay Bee Hoon ($3.00)

Quite good presentation -- with 3 sticks of satay made out of mock meat that is quite juicy and chewy, kang kong and mock prawns. Satay gravy was frangrant. I find the serving a little small too. Could have more bee hoon as alot of peanut sauce leftover.

Dessert: Almond soup with dumplings ($2.00)
Find the price appealing for a bowl of dessert, so decided to order to try.Was a good choice! The almond soup was not too thick and you can choose dumpling fillings of sesame or peanut.
Overall dining in this cafe was good as the price of the food was not too expensive and the taste was good.Will definitely go again to try other food on the menu! Daily specials: Kway chap, laksa, nasi lemak, chicken rice. I do find alot of customers order: Claypot rice, claypot mee and herbal soup set ($4 each)
1. Blk 11 Jalan Bukit Merah Ground Level Singapore 150011
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday 10.30am - 9pm and Sunday 10.30am - 9pm (Closed on Saturday)
Tel: 6273 2337
2. Blk 479 Jurong West Street 41 #01-264 Singapore 640479
Tel: 68973977