Eat Vegetarian Everywhere (13) 素食满天下(十三)

Venue 地点: New Green Pasture Cafe, 190 Middle Road #04-22 Fortune Centre, Singapore 188979.

新绿园有机养生料理坊,密驼路190号金隆大厦#04-22,新加坡邮区188979。

Natural, organic & vegetarian food. MSG-free, low fat, low salt.

天然有机素食。没味精、少油、少盐。

Time 时间: a Sunday dinner, 一个星期天的晚餐

Comfortable? 舒适吗?: yes / no comment / no 舒适 / 没感觉 / 不舒适

Service 服务: good / Ok / no good / 还可以 / 不好

竹筒糯米饭 glutinous rice (sticky rice) in bamboo

Glutinous rice (sticky) rice in bamboo, SGD11. 竹筒糯米饭,11新元。

Tasty? 好吃吗?yes / so-so / no 好吃 / 一般 / 不好吃

Price 价格: good / Ok / not worth it 好价钱 / 还可以 / 不值得

Eat Vegetarian Everywhere (10) 素食满天下(十)

Venue 地点: eVeg vegetarian, Block 262 Serangoon Central Drive #01-85, Singapore 550262

益素食,实龙岗中通道大牌262号,#01-85,新加坡邮区550262

Comfortable? 舒适吗?: yes / no comment / no 舒适 / 没感觉 / 不舒适 A basically clean and neat coffeeshop-style eatery with adequate ventilation. 一家基本上整洁干净的“组屋楼下”素食店,安装了风扇,还算凉爽。

Service 服务: good / Ok / no good / 还可以 / 不好 If you are courteous and nice to others, others will reciprocate. 如果你对人客气有礼,别人也会如此对你。

Tasty? 好吃吗?yes / so-so / no 好吃 / 一般 / 不好吃 Some are tasty, some are so-so. 有些好吃,有些一般而已。

Price 价格: good / Ok / not worth it 好价钱 / 还可以 / 不值得

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Eat Vegetarian Everywhere (9) 素食满天下(九)

Venue 地点: BROWNICE ITALIAN VEGAN ICE CREAM CAFE, 8 Sin Ming Road, Sin Ming Centre #01-03, Singapore 575628

Brownice意大利纯素雪糕店,新民路8号,新民中心 #01-03,新加坡邮区575628

Time 时间: a Friday evening, 一个星期五的晚上

Comfortable? 舒适吗?: yes / no comment / no 舒适 / 没感觉 / 不舒适

Service 服务: good / Ok / no good / 还可以 / 不好

Brownie with Earl Grey (bottom) and Gula Melaka ice cream 布朗尼配伯爵茶口味(下面)和椰糖口味雪糕

Brownie with Earl Grey (bottom) and Gula Melaka ice cream 布朗尼配伯爵茶口味(下面)和椰糖口味雪糕

Brownie with Earl Grey and Gula Melaka ice cream, SGD13. Vegan: egg-less and dairy-free. 布朗尼配伯爵茶口味和椰糖口味的雪糕,13新元。纯素:无蛋、无乳制品。

Tasty? 好吃吗?yes / so-so / no 好吃 / 一般 / 不好吃

Price 价格: good / Ok / not worth it 好价钱 / 还可以 / 不值得 The more people support vegan ice cream and cakes, the cheaper they may become. 越多人支持纯素雪糕和蛋糕,这些食品越普遍,价格就越大众化。

Eat Vegetarian Everywhere (8) 素食满天下(八)

Venue 地点: Choon Ming Bao Dian, Hai Feng Coffeeshop, Blk 203 Toa Payoh North #01-1121. (only this one of the three outlets serves vegetarian dim sum)

春名包点,大巴窑北路大牌203号,#01-1121 海丰咖啡店。(春名的三个熟食档口中这一个是素食的)

Time 时间: a Saturday brunch, 一个星期六的午餐

Comfortable? 舒适吗?: yes / no comment / no 舒适 / 没感觉 / 不舒适  An ordinary coffeeshop of reasonable cleanliness. 一家普通的咖啡店,还算干净。

Service 服务: good / Ok / no good / 还可以 / 不好

Kong Bak Bao (Braised "Pork" Bun) 扣肉包

Kong Bak Bao (Braised “Pork” Bun) 扣肉包

Kong Bak Bao (Braised “Pork” Bun), SGD1.00. 扣肉包, 1新元。

Tasty? 好吃吗?yes / so-so / no 好吃 / 一般 / 不好吃

Price 价格: good / Ok / not worth it 好价钱 / 还可以 / 不值得

Eat Vegetarian Everywhere (6) 素食满天下(六)

Venue 地点: Joie by DOZO, 181 Orchard Road, #12-01 Orchard Central, Singapore 238896.

Joie by DOZO,乌节路181号,乌节中央城#12-01,新加坡邮区238896。

They say they serve meatless cuisine, I pass them off as vegetarian anyway. 他们自称为无肉餐馆,对我而言也算是素食馆了。

Time 时间: a Saturday lunch, 一个星期六的午餐

Comfortable? 舒适吗?: yes / no comment / no 舒适 / 没感觉 / 不舒适

Service 服务: good / Ok / no good / 还可以 / 不好

6-course set lunch, SGD38.80++. 六道餐饮的套餐,38.80++新元。

Tasty? 好吃吗?yes / so-so / no 好吃 / 一般 / 不好吃

Price 价格: good / Ok / not worth it 好价钱 / 还可以 / 不值得

Chef’s Selection of Assorted Platter. 主厨精选拼盘

Chef’s Selection of Assorted Platter. 主厨精选拼盘

Side dish: Gratinated Champignon with Mozzarella. 小菜:双孢蘑菇焗乳酪配马铃薯泥和法式面包

Side dish: Gratinated Champignon with Mozzarella. 小菜:双孢蘑菇焗乳酪配马铃薯泥和法式面包

Side dish. 小菜

Side dish. 小菜

Side dish. 小菜

Side dish. 小菜

Soup, clockwise from top left: Clear Tomato Broth with Garbanzo, hand-carved tofu in "seafood" soup, Pumpkin Velouté. 汤,左上图起,顺时钟:菠菜饺子番茄汤、“千刀豆腐海鲜汤“、南瓜汤配花瓣儿

Soup, clockwise from top left: Clear Tomato Broth with Garbanzo, hand-carved tofu in “seafood” soup, Pumpkin Velouté. 汤,左上图起,顺时钟:菠菜饺子番茄汤、“千刀豆腐海鲜汤“、南瓜汤配花瓣儿

Main: Duo Ravioli Platter. 主菜:南瓜和菠菜意大利馄饨配花酱和罗勒酱

Main: Duo Ravioli Platter. 主菜:南瓜和菠菜意大利馄饨配花酱和罗勒酱

Main. 主菜

Main. 主菜

Main: Wild Rice with Eggplant Terrine. 主菜:”野米炒饭“(类似糙米)配法式茄子酱糜

Main: Wild Rice with Eggplant Terrine. 主菜:”野米炒饭“(类似糙米)配法式茄子酱糜

One of the desserts: Yogurt Pudding. 甜品之一:优格布丁

One of the desserts: Yogurt Pudding. 甜品之一:优格布丁

Drink: Ice Mallow Apple Melody. 饮料:花瓣、苹果和番石榴冷饮

Drink: Ice Mallow Apple Melody. 饮料:花瓣、苹果和番石榴冷饮

 

Eat in Singapore (21) 吃在新加坡(二十一)

Venue 地点: Souper Tang, Centrepoint #02-52 & #02-K01, 176 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238843.

汤师傅,先得坊 #02-52和#02-K01,乌节路176号,新加坡邮区238843。

Time 时间: a Saturday dinner 一个星期六的晚餐

Comfortable? 舒适吗?: yes / no comment / no 舒适 / 没感觉 / 不舒适

Service 服务: good / Ok / no good / 还可以 / 不好

Souper Pesto Pot 活力绿叶汤锅

Souper Pesto Pot 活力绿叶汤锅

Souper Pesto Pot, SGD25.90++. 活力绿叶汤锅,25.90++新元。

Tasty? 好吃吗?yes / so-so / no 好吃 / 一般 / 不好吃

Price 价格: good / Ok / not worth it 好价钱 / 还可以 / 不值得

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Eat Vegetarian Everywhere (5) 素食满天下(五)

Venue 地点: GreenDot, nex Mall #02-K2/K3/K4, 23 Serangoon Central, Singapore 556083.

GreenDot,nex 广场 #02-K2/K3/K4,实龙岗中路23号,新加坡邮区556083。

Time 时间: a Monday lunch, 一个星期一的午餐 / a Saturday lunch 一个星期六的午餐

Comfortable? 舒适吗?: yes / no comment / no 舒适 / 没感觉 / 不舒适 

Poor air-conditioning and ventilation, the space is stuffy and warm. 店内空调欠佳,十分闷热,我吃得大汗淋漓。

Service 服务: good / Ok / no good / 还可以 / 不好

Bento Set (with soup) 便当(配汤)

Bento Set (with soup) 便当(配汤)

Bento Set (with soup), choice of rice, one main and two sides, SGD7.90. 便当(配汤),可选不同的饭、一道主菜和两道小菜,7.90新元。

Tasty? 好吃吗?yes / so-so / no 好吃 / 一般 / 不好吃

Some dishes are too oily. 一些菜肴太油腻了。

Price 价格: good / Ok / not worth it 好价钱 / 还可以 / 不值得

Shiitake Mushroom Laksa 香菇叻沙

Shiitake Mushroom Laksa 香菇叻沙

Shiitake Mushroom Laksa, SGD7.50. 香菇叻沙,7.50新元。

Tasty? 好吃吗?yes / so-so / no 好吃 / 一般 / 不好吃

Price 价格: good / Ok / not worth it 好价钱 / 还可以 / 不值得

Too much of mock meat like fishball and prawn, which are also quite salty. 太多斋鱼圆和斋虾,这些斋料也太咸了。

Eat in Singapore (20) 吃在新加坡(二十)

Venue 地点: National Kitchen by Violet Oon at National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrew’s Road, #02–01, National Gallery Singapore (City Hall Wing), Singapore 178957

“国家厨房” National Kitchen by Violet Oon (位于新加坡国家美术馆内),圣安德烈路1号,#02-01 国家美术馆政府大厦翼楼,新加坡邮区178957

Time 时间: a Saturday lunch, 一个星期六的午餐

Comfortable? 舒适吗?: yes / no comment / no 舒适 / 没感觉 / 不舒适

Service 服务: good / Ok / no good / 还可以 / 不好

I have talked about a couple of dishes by the same restaurant in Post (19), and now let’s move on to its desserts. I will not comment on them one by one, in a nutshell, out of the four desserts ordered, I found only the Pineapple Upside Down Cake to be unique. Although paying SGD12++ for it is deemed not worth it, still, I would order it on special occasions.

The other three desserts gave me the impression that, the kitchen had been too eager to impress diners, hence these homely delights were overly rich (too sweet, too thick, too large, too elaborate), considering that they authentically already belong to the “rich food” category.

I have come to realise that, it can be very challenging for a restaurant to sell food that may be prepared in just a slightly well-equipped family kitchen. And it is even more challenging to sell such food to people who know how to cook them or who have tasted much nicer ones at a fraction of the restaurant prices.

我已在上一则帖文中介绍过同一家餐馆的菜肴,现在让我们来谈谈其甜品吧。我不会逐一地介绍,简单来说,在我尝过的四种甜品中,唯有“黄梨翻转蛋糕”(Pineapple Upside Down Cake)具有特色。虽然我认为12++新元的价格并不值得,但相信我还是会在特别的聚餐或日子点这一道甜品。

其他三个甜品令我觉得,餐馆厨房太急于讨好顾客的味蕾,反而把甜品做得“太过火”了(太甜、太浓、太大份、太浮夸),而这些甜品原有的风味已是属于味道浓厚的那一类。

我从中意识到,一家餐馆想要售卖在稍微齐全的住家厨房便能烹煮出来的食物实在很不容易。更难的是,这些食物是不少(本地)人都会做、会煮的,或是顾客能以便宜许多的价格便吃得到的食物。

Pineapple Upside Down Cake, SGD12++ 黄梨翻转蛋糕,12++新元

Pineapple Upside Down Cake, SGD12++ 黄梨翻转蛋糕,12++新元

Pulot Hitam with Coconut Ice Cream, SGD12++ 黑糯米配椰子雪糕,12++新元

Pulot Hitam with Coconut Ice Cream, SGD12++ 黑糯米配椰子雪糕,12++新元

Kueh Beng Kah, SGD9++ 木薯糕配椰糖和椰浆,9++新元

Kueh Beng Kah, SGD9++ 木薯糕配椰糖和椰浆,9++新元

Roti Jala with Gula Melaka and Banana Sauce, SGD10++ 渔网煎饼配椰糖和香蕉酱,10++新元

Roti Jala with Gula Melaka and Banana Sauce, SGD10++ 渔网煎饼配椰糖和香蕉酱,10++新元