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So here's a new place, or rather been around for quite some time, but it was my very first trip to this place - waterdrop teahouse.
The teahouse is located in the Fo Guang Shan building (which is also known as the Buddhist Light Association Singapore) at Punggol.
I was immediately attracted to the tranquil setting of the place the moment i step out of the lift.
Though it wasn't a big space to begin with, the stone-made chairs/tables and the spacing as well as the quietness of this place won me over.
You can opt to choose to sit outside and enjoy a little sun with chinese tea or inside the cafe itself.
Inside the cafe, spacious~
So back to the food... I couldn't say much about food as there wasn't much choices. I guess most of their patrons go there for tea sessions. They do serve a couple of good snacks and decent noodles/rice meals.
Crispy Ginger $5
I never am a fan of ginger and most of the time I'll tend to remove the ginger slices in the dishes before eating. However, this is the very first time i've tried such a yummy dish - a PURE ginger dish. Though it is not cheap, it definitely is worth your $5. I couldnt exactly detect what actually made out of the unique taste, but this ginger wasn't spicy at all. It has a combined taste of sweetness, caramel and the ginger slices were chewy, which can be treated as a snack itself. I guess this dish captured everyone's tastebuds as almost all the patrons would order this as a side.
Minced Mushroom Rice $4This rice set comes with a soup. The minced meat with mushrooms tasted good with rice. I find it healthy to eat with brown rice too.
Claypot Noodles Soup $4
This was supposed to be the dish of the day. I was a little disappointed as I would have expected this be served in a claypot, but it was served from a bowl instead. Taste wise, soup was made from the "Sha Cha" sauce, so I would think that nothing could possibly go wrong, just a tad oily though. The mushroom balls were okay.
We actually ordered another dish which is called the ngoh hiang but it was actually a mock meat item which is readily available at the vegetarian supplier stall, hence I didn't take any picture of it.
All in all, the ambience of this place won me over. It is a good place for relaxation and catch up or to spend your lazy afternoon at. I would definitely be back some day for their collection of chinese tea and ginger slices again!
1 Punggol Place Singapore 828844
Tel: (65) 6411 0590
Opening Hours: 9am to 6pm
CLOSED on Mondays