4peace ... •
26 Mar 2010
Over the past few years, I think Vegetarian Cuisine is going mainstream and heading toward the same general acceptance as other cuisines such as Japanese Food, Korean Food ...
The number of vegetarian eateries continues to rise, very diversify and adding colour to our food culture here. So, is the vegetarian population growing or vegetarian food is getting popular?
Nature Vegetarian Delights @ Sin Ming Ave has turned an entire Coffeeshop into a very Unique Feature! The Whole Coffee Shop with Zi Char Stall, Economical Rice and Teo Chew Porridge Stall, Roti Prata Stall, Yong Tau Foo and Laksa Stall, Dim Sum Stall, Hot and Cold beverage Stall, Fruit and Fresh Fruit Juice Stall, Grocery section, ALL selling PURELY Vegetarian Food.
Amazing! isn't it? And, they also have other outlets at Hougang, Bukit Purmei, Teck Chye Terrace and Kallang Bahru.
You may not find ALL the BEST Vegetarian Food in this Coffeeshop but the Extensive Array of Vegetarian food here, you will not be able to find it elsewhere.
Items such as Soup, Fried Carrot Cake, Thunder Tea Rice, Congee, kueh, Big Bun, Chee Cheong Fun, Pumpkin/Yam Cake, local delights (such as Mee Rebus, Mee Siam, Lor Mee, Chicken Rice etc), Western Food are available too. Reasonably priced - just like Zi Char's pricing, starting from $3.
I ordered "Gui Hua" Bean Vermicelli ($4), it is not "Ma Yi Shang Shu" (means Ants climbing up a tree). It is stir-fry Glass Noodle with Egg and Vegetables.
I requested for an eggless version and it was stir-fried with cabbage shreds, carrot shreds, bean spouts, mock ham, black fungus, green pepper chilli. It was served with vegetarian chilli paste and a lime, but I would think red chilli padi with lime juice, sugar and light soy sauce would be wonderful.
The staffs and Chefs are very friendly and flexible, if you want your food with egg, without egg, less oil, no mock meat etc, just let them know. I had even requested them to just sell me the Thunder Tea Rice Broth Paste only and they happily prepared for me. I just kept it frozen in the refrigerator and make a bowl of piping hot Thunder Tea Rice Broth when I crave for it.
They do have home-made barley drink (hot or cold) priced at 80cents and dessert too. The Barley drink is very different from others, it is rich and tasty.
BTW, this is a favourite lunch place for Taxi Drivers! You will notice there are many taxi parked at the car park during 12-2pm. Another feature!