I was at Ling Zhi to celebrate my dad's birthday as he's a vegan. We had pre-ordered a day earlier their claypot rice. This is not in their regular menu and is only avaliable on weekends except for pre-orders. The rice was very fragrant. It was well mixed with woodear mushrooms, tao gua, carrots, corn, and just the right touch of light soy sauce. A medium order serves 4 people.
Have this with their speciality: braised spinach soup served in bamboo bowls. An interesting presentation that excites my salivary glands. It is a thick, green broth and tastes not too salty. Each bowl is not much, yet it comes at a pricey $7 per person. But the taste is worth it.
For dessert, I reccommend the lemongrass jelly with lime sherbet. The jelly had just the right texture, not too chewy and not too soft. And unlike most desserts, this one is not too sweet, for the health-concious.
Although one may think this restaurant is more for the older generation, there was a table with teenagers. Obviously, the menu appeals to both the young and the old.
The captain explained to my grandmother in Cantonese about the ingredients. She and her staff were very enthusiastic. They constantly filled up our cups with tea and the dishes were served punctually and we did not have to wait for a long time.
You can also take-away some dim sum. We tried the lor mai gai and char siew bao. My vegan dad found them both tasty.
Overall, the service was professional and the food was delicious yet healthy.
I was having dinner Ling Zhi Vegetarian Restaurant at Liat Tower. I was impressing by the presentation of the food being served. I order the dinner set which include 8 course of food serving, the service was good by the restaurant staffs where they will top up your drinks automatically once the content is less than half a glass. The pomo drink “Liang Cha” was good, as you can taste the freshness of the drinks. The foods being served was good although the portion is abit small for me.
If you are in doubt as to what to order in this vegetarian restaurant, you may want to try their super value a la carte buffet (Lunch/Dinner: $19.80/$24.40 per adult). It gives you a choice of appetizer, soup, sautéed and stewed dishes, claypot and fried selections, as well as noodles and dessert. The ones we found really tasty were Braised Eggplant with Preserved Vegetables in Spicy Sauce; Vegetarian Japanese Tempura, and Sweet and Sour Vegetarian Fish (this does not taste like fish at all but was really delicious). The Fire in the Belly could have passed off for tender fatty chicken which is kind of interesting. The braised e-fu noodles were better than the fried udon with black pepper which was rather oily. For dessert, one must absolutely have the Chilled “Kamquat” with Snow Fungus which tasted like a refreshing orange peel drink – excellent!
if you are like me who dislike going through menus, go for the buffet lunch which is under $20. dishes recommended by the staff were pretty good. but forget the japanese veg tempura. my favourite was the tofu spinach claypot. the kum-quat white fungus cold dessert was a lovely surprise - cold and sour will wake you up for sure after a heavy meal.
For good value-for-money vegetarian fare, go for their Super Value A La Carte buffet (Lunch/Dinner: $19.80/$24.40 per adult or $12.80/$14.80 for children under 10 years old). The buffet offers a choice of appetisers, soups, sauteed, stewed, claypot and fried dishes, noodles as well as dessert. The ones I really liked were the Braised Eggplant with Preserved Vegetables in Spicy Sauce; Vegetarian Japanese Tempura, and Sweet and Sour Vegetarian Fish (it does not taste like fish at all and comes wrapped in deep-fried seaweed and was really delicious). The dish called Fire in the Belly could have passed off for real chicken meat which is kind of interesting. The braised e-fu noodles, though a bit salty, were better than the fried udon with black pepper which was rather oily. For dessert, you must absolutely have the Chilled Kamquat with Snow Fungus. It tasted like a refreshing orange peel drink and was one of the highlights on the meal!