Sunday, July 20, 2014

Miao Shan (妙善素食) @ Serangoon Central

This post is for Edna - the daughter of the owners of this stall, who has written to ms veg earlier. Thanks for your recommendation! My parents used to own a stall @ Macpherson (but have since retired). It always nice to see children helping their parents out at the stall because its really not easy feat!
I was there one of the saturday for brunch. 
Miao Shan

Like most stalls, auntie and uncle do sell a wide variety of food, ranging from your usual bee hoon and economical rice to daily specials. Price range from $2.50.
We decided to try the Chicken rice & Mee Rebus

Chicken Rice
Edna mentioned to us that she didnt want to boast about her parents' cooking, but she find they cook really well! What made us remember of this chicken rice is the chili - really "WOW"! its extremely spicy. And the serving is really huge! Auntie is really generous, the rice is fragrant and tasted good with the chili.

Mee Rebus
One of the better mee rebus i've tried even though my personal favourite (from eunos previously) has already closed down for good. 

Both the owners are very friendly and we can see their commitment and love for food! Thanks Edna for the recommendation!  Friends of North East - Do check out this stall!

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Location: Blk 262 Serangoon Central Drive, #01-89 (L.A KOPI coffee shop) 
Contact: Mr Liong 94884367
Opening Hours: Daily 6.00am-1.30pm

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Xin Man Yuan Vegetarian Restaurant (心满圆素食) @ Chinatown *REBRANDED AND MOVED to Bukit TIMAH*

Hello All, we are finally back in Singapore and again we are always excited about new openings. It feels good that we are having a lot more options these days! Just this year alone, we have SuFood.. which ms veg has not went, we also have beyond veggie! I was informed of this new opening at Chinatown and decided to head down because the word "dim sum" attracted me! Other than lingzhi, there aren't many places that serve vegetarian dim sum.

So here we are for the yummy dim sum!
Outside of the Restaurant
 Interior of the Restaurant
Quite classy, and definitely can sit a lot more people than the Miao Yi rest at coronation plaza. I was told they can fit 35-40 big round tables!

Buffet Spread $18.80++

I had the buffet previously, but the dishes were not a lot, as compared to Lotus. However, they do allow you to order additional 6 types of their famous dim sum, which makes the buffet price worth.

This is the list of dim sum that comes with the buffet. One may order up to 3 times.

They too serve ala carte dishes, mushroom steamboat pot (@$58 per pot for 3-4pax)

I was craving for the Har Gao (aka shrimp dumpling) so i decided to bring my parents for a second round today. We decided to order ala carte dimsum, which comes in a separate dim sum menu:

Dim Sum Menu!
The dim sum menu has many more items (20 over) for us to choose!

Price range from $4.50 (3 pcs) onwards for each item.
 Seaweed Beancurd Roll
 Unique, wrapped with mushrooms. Its a little oily since its deep fried, but still good!

 One of the better made versions, the yam was amazingly yummy and the ingredients are good!

*Har Gao (Shrimp Dumpling)*
 If you ask me what made me go back to this place within a week - its this har gao! Its sooo good, im already drooling again as I type. The skin is wonderfully thin, and ingredients aplenty. There's even veg prawn in it, making it chewy and unforgettable. I have not eaten anything of such taste before!

Pan Fried Dumpling (Guo Tie)

Siew Mai
 Another of my favourite is Siew Mai too!

Char Siew Bun
 My mum likes this char siew bun - she commented its comparable to Lingzhi's!

Mushroom Spinach Dumpling
 Amazingly good when I didn't expect much from it. 

Char Siew with Parsley Chee Cheong Fun
 I found the skin could be a little better, but well, this is good enough. They have another one with mix vegetables ingredients but it was not available today.

Lotus Leaf Glutinous Rice
 Filled with loads of Fillings

Mushrooms Mix Dumpling

Carrot Cake
Carrot cake tastes ok.. but Yuan Xiang's is still my number 1!

We ate a total of 10 dim sum dishes, tea, and the braised peanuts (appetizer, too yummy that we finished eating before i remember to snap a pic!) and it cost us a total of $70, which i find rather reasonable.

As they are just newly open, so they are still making adjustments and changes to their dim sum menu, and i was truly happy that i need not travel to HK for the dim sum as this can temporary satisfy my craving for now!

I was lucky to be able to chat with one of the owners and found that this new restaurant is under the same "MiaoYi" group, so some of the dishes (e.g the famous suckling pig) are also available here!
Another piece of good news is that they are going to open a cafe style (vegan + vegetarian) outlet at Kallang Leisure Park this coming October.

Refer to Post Under Bukit Timah~ Miao Xin Veg

Do call them on weekends for reservations as they could be pretty full!