Friday, July 16, 2010

Ci Hang Vegetarian @ Aljunid (慈航中西素食)

This is another cafe located near the Aljunid MRT. Ci Hang has been around for as long as I can remember. It should be more than a decade to date. They were famous for the western cuisine when they first started as many places did not have western meals then. Ci Hang has since successfully transformed into a very organic-friendly outlet selling organic set meals that attracted many people. It is always fully packed during dinner.

*Picture taken from Crystal's blog*

There were many people on a Tuesday night. Everything is self-service from the counter. Ci Hang also sells quite a variety of organic products and vegetarian dried foods.
Chicken Chop $8

I was not in the organic mode as love the chicken chop best! It is a big serving. There are 3 chicken meat dipped in a nice batter and deep fried, and served with a homemade gravy. The sides include tomato beans and french fries. You may also request to change french fries to mash potato. As everything is fried, you can't exactly consider this as healthy. To me, its just a craving that happens once in a blue moon! heehee. Zi Zai Zhai vegetarian also has this, but the price is slightly cheaper.

Assam Fish Rice $5

Clare's favourite dish. She can eat this almost every week! I must say that this is definitely a healthier version than Zi Zai. Zi Zai's assam curry is more oily that the one at Ci Hang. This assam fish is not spicy and is sour enough to make you ask for more! The ingredients comprise of Mock Fish, Tomato, Brinjals and Lady Fingers. Dipping the Popodum into the gravy is seeedapp too!

Spagetti $6

This version is healthy as the sauce is made of tomato base with cabbage, mock meats and mushrooms.

Mash Potato $2

Ci Hang serves the best Mash potato to date as we can eat up the entire scoop of potatoes with the gravy without feeling guilty at all!

All in all, ci hang is one of the places you can go to in the evenings for dinner if you are in the east. Price wise is rather mid-range. I have no idea if any diary products are used or not. Definitely egg-less.

Location: 72 Lorong 25-A Geylang, right in front of Aljunid MRT.

Tel: 9001 7639

Opening Hours: 11am - 9pm, CLOSED on Fridays (*Inclusive of 1st and 15th day of lunar month)