we went there for vday dinner and the atmosphere and service was good. without a reservation, we managed to get a seat on the long tables that will be shared with other diners.
the food was nice, we had monkeyhead mushroom, tofu & assam fish. every dish was so delicious esp the monkeyhead dish called love at first bite or something.
the taste and texture is awesome although the price is quite steep and portions not very big. the drinks were quite pricey also.
but for good vegetarian food, i would recommend but i would try the set lunch mentioned below that sounds more value-for-money.
The organic mushrooms in batter and crispy tofu cakes there are the 2 dishes which i love most! Most of the food there has no MSG and are organic.. However, the portion served can be small and not that filling.
Amid the many old-school suburban kopitiams and restaurants along East Coast Road lies modern vegetarian cafe Naive. The interior is inviting, and with minimalist decor and wooden tables and chairs, is reminiscent of chic Aussie bistros.
The menu here is equally simple--vegetarian dishes that are perfect for the health-conscious. The size of the smallish venue also ensures that the vibe inside is calming, a world of difference from the bustling traffic just outside its walkway. Our starter of wolfberry soup ($3.80) proved to be a wise order--the essence and fragrance of the wolfberries could be tasted through every mouthful, which geared us up for the mains which, unfortunately, were slightly disappointing.
The Enchanted Forest ($12.80), wild mushrooms braised with wolfberry, herbs and broccoli; was generally tasteless and lacked fragrance; and while the Peaceful Plant ($6.80), which comprised braised tender lotus roots with peanuts was alright, we could have gotten the same from the outside kopitiams at a cheaper price. Our olive brown rice ($4.80) was very good, thankfully, and one of the best we’ve had. But the highlight of our meal was the dessert, Cinderella ($4.90)--which was baby pumpkin blended with sago. The sago added just the right amount of starchiness and wasn’t too sweet. We also managed to round off our meal with a hot cup of homebrew tea ($3). Well pop by again to try some of the dishes simply because were fans of vegetarian food, but were not quite sure if other non-vegetarian diners will trot all the way East for humble Chinese veggie bistro fare.
Me & family planned a 25pax birthday dinner at Naive. Its granny's birthday & its 1st day of Lunar Calendar, so we are to have vegetarian. Every year we have the same same chinese vegetarian restaurant food, So I decided to give it a twist this year for something more modern & interesting. Naive did not disappoint. Phyllis assisted us with booking of the whole level 2 which has very modern & edgy decor. Food was good (check out the monkey head mushrooms & the best olive rice I've tasted), & the sesame grinding activity for blessing to each other is a good touch. Will go back definitely. This is a very good alternative for Vegetarian dinning.
Someone has given grandma a $20 voucher (for dine-in, and minimum spent of $60 on ala carte is required) from Naïve so we took her there. The very first thing that has attracted us was the restaurant’s very chic and sleek décor. Being a vegetarian, granny finds both the ambience and food an interesting and refreshing change for her usual vegetarian joints. Most of the dishes that we have enjoyed used mushrooms as the main ingredients and we liked the Spice of life (monkeyhead mushrooms), Penang Rendang (fried mushrooms), XO Shanghai Tang (braised mushrooms). The service was very warm and attentive too.