Chinese New Year eating: the vegan way (3)

Veganism is holistic, it’s not just about our diet and making sure there are no animal by-products in our food. Veganism is much larger and that includes minimising any negative impact caused to the environment or eco-system along the way of acquiring and preparing our food. Hence I strongly encourage everyone to buy organic and buy local.

If possible, please also support neighbourhood family business and small holders. Lately I got to know about an organic vegetable stall in a neighborhood wet market! You can also visit Green Circle Eco-Farm in Lim Chu Kang or make use of their online order service. Then there is Zenxin’s market at Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre. Visit their market or order online from them!

It is a tradition to cook and eat the reunion dinner on the eve of Chinese New Year. In the recent decade or so, many families have switched to dining out instead. Whatever plans you have for the upcoming reunion dinner, it is the warmth of coming together with family and friends that counts. Nonetheless, the food is a bonus that adds to the warmth.

For a hearty vegan dine-out, check out 7 Sensations at Millennia Walk, Nature Vegetarian (大自然素食) at Upper Serangoon Road Shopping Centre, Yes Natural Restaurant (悦意) in Geylang and Whole Earth in Tanjong Pagar. Do clarify and ask for vegan options when necessary.

Whole Earth is a gem because they serve Peranakan vegetarian food that’s not too easy to find, given the meat-oriented Peranakan recipes. Nature Vegetarian is located at Upper Serangoon Road Shopping Centre level 3, 756 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 534626. And then perhaps you can adjourn to Brownice at Sin Ming Centre after dinner for a scoop of vegan ice cream!

waffle with Dark Chocolate and Berry Hazelnutty ice cream by Brownice, even the waffle and chocolate fudge are eggless and dairy-free!