Friday, October 24, 2014

Clover 8 Bistro Vegetarian & Vegan Dining by Miaoyi @ Kallang Leisure Park

Hey Peeps! Clover 8 has opened! This is a new bistro cafe operating under Miaoyi, which is under the Xin Man Yuan group.
It is definitely good news to see more vegetarian/vegan dining places available that cater to our needs! What I heard is the Xin Man Yuan group is planning to open a high-end restaurant (located somewhere in orchard) soon to cater to provide a wholesome experience of Vegetarian Fine Dining. Other than this piece of good news, Xin Man Yuan is also planning to venture into the catering world where they would be providing catering services on the go!

Clover, on the other hand, provides a bistro, cafe style setting at more affordable prices that caters to the masses. We get to enjoy Thai, Vietnamese, Italian cuisines as well as traditional chinese dim sum made by the Hong Kong Chef. I understand that they have a real Thai chef doing the thai dishes too!

The Shop Front: located on Level 1 - makes it easy to find as its among the new cluster of cafes opening in that area. If you have not gone to Kallang Leisure Park for a long time, they are undergoing a facelift - new shops are opening! 

Im delighted to find this new cafe within the vicinity of the Sports Hub since the new Kallang Wave Mall has nothing to offer.

Clean Interior Look of the Cafe
Clean & Green! I guess due to the fact that they just opened a couple of days ago, there isnt much crowd yet even though today is the 1st day of the lunar month. I hope Clover 8 will be here to stay and more people will get to know them though.

 Menu Of Clover 8
Its delightful to see Clover 8 offering quite a variety of dishes - ranging from Thai to Vietnamese to Local cuisines. They even have the Dim Sum that we tried from Xin Man Yuan. Price Range from $4.80 onwards.

Dim Sum $4.80
There are 4 types of Dim Sum for selection, not as much as Xin Man Yuan, but able to satisfy my craving for Siew Mai.
Chicken Rice Set $7.80
 The Chicken Rice Set comes with Soup and Drink (we had lemongrass drink). Without the soup and drink costs $5.80. The Rice itself is good, but I find the portion a little small, so my dad would require an additional bowl of rice. "Chicken" is not too bad, which I believe is actually made of mock meat, Soup is ok, not too saltish. I could make out that it was brewed with corn and carrots so theres a little sweetness in it. Note that it is not known if the rice is cooked with butter or margarine. If you are Vegan, do check with them prior to ordering.

Pad Thai $5.80
I've been craving for Thai food for the longest time since my last time to Bangkok was many months back. This version of pad thai did not disappoint, the sweetness and sour in the stir fried kway teow tastes just nice.

Vegan Toasted Ravioli $5.80
This is my very first time trying Ravioli, so there is no comparison for me, personally, it tasted okay, except that the sauce - which i could not make out what it was did not really blend well with the ravioli.The ingredients comprises of mushrooms and basil - which is a strong herb, some may not like the taste of it.

I will want to be back after chatting with one of the owners there, as what impressed me were the variety of western dishes there - all of which are vegan! I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me as I saw "Cheese" but was informed that the "cheese" used is actually "yeast" made.
There's even squid ink pasta - which i will try someday - not sure if your mouth would be blacken by the sauce or not though!

Now at least there's a new place to eat before watching a sports game or concert!

Location: 5 Stadium Walk #01-40 Kallang Leisure Park, S(397693)
Opening Hours: 11am - 10pm (Opens Daily)

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