26 May 2011
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.