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Roma's Deli

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Located at Shaw Towers, Roma's Deli serves Western cuisine.

Daily: 11:30 - 21:00

+65 62934585
$10 based on 28 submissions
Vegetarians (12 votes), Dinner (11 votes), Lunch (11 votes)
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Western vegetarian

K and I don't come across eateries that serve Western style vegetarian food often and when we stumbled upon Roma's Deli, we made it a point to check it out. Since then, we'd dined here twice.

On both occasions, we skipped the set meals as we planned to leave some stomach space for ice cream next door and were delighted that the staff served us plain water. We even got our empty cups refilled without prompting!

The pasta dishes we tried were cheese spicy spaghetti ($5.90) and sambal olio spaghetti ($5.90), which featured pretty much the same ingredients (carrot, cucumber and mushroom) except the former included vegetarian sausage while the latter had a heap of deep-fried crunchy bits.

As for our second visit, I ordered baked curry rendang rice ($6.90) that came piping hot with a strong curry aroma wafting from it. Under the layer of melted cheese was moist and fluffy rice that's wonderfully spiced. Curry leaves and cumin seeds were evidently embedded together with broccoli and carrots.

K decided on having creamy mushroom soup bun ($5.50) which wasn't too starchy but there were a couple of small clumps. The soup had an adequate amount of mushroom and the bun was fresh and soft.

The small eatery has limited seating, and its dark furnishings and dim lighting exude a cozy feel. There's even some magazines for browsing and we ate while trying to identify the singers of Mandarin pop songs playing in the background.

It's good to note that the food here doesn't contain eggs, garlic or onion so it's suitable for strict vegetarians who abstain from eating them due to religious reasons.

The HGW community like this place for...

  • Mushroom Soup4 votes
  • Bread Bowl Soup3 votes
  • Baked potato rice1 vote
  • Chicken Mushroom Pizza1 vote
  • Pasta1 vote
  • Set Meal1 vote
  • spicy prawn sphaggeti & baked pasta1 vote
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• 06 Dec 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Terrible food

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I had a Caesar Salad that was drizzled with some kind of dressing and bulked up with iceberg lettuce and some pale slices of tomato. Very sad. The pizza crust was terrible- obviously a deep-frozen pizza that was put to bake when we ordered it. The crust was cakey and bland. As for the baked mushroom pasta- it was the best of the three dishes we ordered. It had mushroom, shredded carrot and lots of cheese.

I wouldn't go back again. Relatively cheap Western meal but I'd rather eat at a food court.
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• 30 Aug 2011 • 86 reviews • 14 followers

No, just no

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http://fourleggedfoodies.blogspot.com/2011/08/romas-deli-shaw-towers_24.html

Roma's Deli, an all vegetarian cafe thingy (no onions and garlic too), offering set meals - pastas, soups, sandwiches - cooked with mock meat and stuff. Figured it would be greatly appeal to all the wanna-be healthy people working offices nearby, but does it taste good? Hmm ...

Cream of Mushroom - it tastes rather Campbell-derived. There's a very distinct taste of "normal" cream of mushroom, nothing quite fantastic about this to be honest! Portion was quite big though, and it comes with 2 buttered toasted bread (of the Gardenia variety probably).

BBQ Chicken Spaghetti - Replacing the chicken was the chicken mock meat - spaghetti was in a watery tomato base sauce with some lettuce, mushrooms and tomatoes. And wow. Seriously, seriously, strange. The floury tofu-ey flavour distinct to chinese mock meats is very strong - the entire plate of spaghetti tastes completely like mock meat. While not exactly offputting, it's not something I would associate with being "tasty"

Sambal Prawn Spaghetti - The 'prawns' weren't as artificial-tasting as the 'chicken', but was still quite unnatural. And it wasn't exactly 'sambal' by any definition - it was just (too much) spicy red sauce. The few strands of shredded lettuce failed to provide any redemption - if indeed it was there for that reason.

 

I suppose the absence of garlic and onions (and real meat!) renders any attempt of Italian food completely futile. Not sure why this place seems so popular, but I'd take my buck(s) somewhere else.

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• 26 May 2011 • 408 reviews • 12 followers

Western vegetarian

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K and I don't come across eateries that serve Western style vegetarian food often and when we stumbled upon Roma's Deli, we made it a point to check it out. Since then, we'd dined here twice.

On both occasions, we skipped the set meals as we planned to leave some stomach space for ice cream next door and were delighted that the staff served us plain water. We even got our empty cups refilled without prompting!

The pasta dishes we tried were cheese spicy spaghetti ($5.90) and sambal olio spaghetti ($5.90), which featured pretty much the same ingredients (carrot, cucumber and mushroom) except the former included vegetarian sausage while the latter had a heap of deep-fried crunchy bits.

As for our second visit, I ordered baked curry rendang rice ($6.90) that came piping hot with a strong curry aroma wafting from it. Under the layer of melted cheese was moist and fluffy rice that's wonderfully spiced. Curry leaves and cumin seeds were evidently embedded together with broccoli and carrots.

K decided on having creamy mushroom soup bun ($5.50) which wasn't too starchy but there were a couple of small clumps. The soup had an adequate amount of mushroom and the bun was fresh and soft.

The small eatery has limited seating, and its dark furnishings and dim lighting exude a cozy feel. There's even some magazines for browsing and we ate while trying to identify the singers of Mandarin pop songs playing in the background.

It's good to note that the food here doesn't contain eggs, garlic or onion so it's suitable for strict vegetarians who abstain from eating them due to religious reasons.

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  • creamy mushroom soup bun

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