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we had an interesting italian-inspired modern vegetarian dinner for 13pax RI G20 get-together at Sufood on 30.3.2015. a very good choice by the organiser. ^^
founded in 2010, sufood is the first meat-free concept restaurant under WOWPRIME GROUP, the largest F&B operator in taiwan. this raffles city restaurant opened in May2014 is it’s first in singapore.
one of the friends used the phone apps to make a mosaic food picture (top photo). very nice!
we had the italian bread sticks with mustard & berries dip. both were ok. i liked the mustard better.
a refreshing start.^^
the healthy ones went for the fruit salad.
a few of us, myself included, took the mushroom salad, a popular dish. it was good.
another took the summer salad.
& the classic garden salad with a choice of sesame sauce or caesar dressing.for the soup, cream of pumpkin was a popular choice.
i had the pea soup with oyster mushroom cubes at the bottom. maybe this was the healthy version so it was not an intense cream of pea soup, texture combination was great, with the crunchy mushrooms. it was the same also with the pumpkin soup, not intense & flavourful.
a friend & i both thought we could do a better tasting soup than these 2
some had the root soup, and the most healthy among us went for the cabbage & sweet potato stew.
the calzone came highly recommended. calzone looked like a huge curry puff. the dough was more akin to pizza dough.
i must say after trying a few, i was in total agreement that calzone was the best dish/main course.
i picked the pita pocket though. many of the main courses came with plastic gloves, if you wanted to share your food.^^
the mock meatballs were pretty ok but it was not as tasty & satisfying as the calzone.
don’t really know how the porcini pasta tasted like, but generally the food quality was competent, pretty ok for vegetarian dishes though not spectacular.
i would rate the squid ink as the second best after the calzone. the mushrooms were shaped to look like squid rings.
but of course we are not really comparing these vegetarian dishes say with the creamy squid ink pasta at valentino or la braceria.certainly my own squid ink dish is much more intense & flavourful
i tried the star pizza. didn’t think much of it.
i had the black sesame penn a cotta. smooth, quite good.
i had the penn a cotta with a healthy ashitaba drink. not sure what to make of it. at least it not bitter like wheatgrass. it wasn’t too sweet so it was ok.
the company & dinner were very enjoyable. these gatherings came about quite naturally, a desire to spend time with friends & share views & experiences.^^
& wine was marvellous of course. :-)
the food was good especially for the new experience, and it was good quality at a good price – 8 “courses” for S$29.80++.
doesn’t blow me away for sure, but equally it is a place i am happy to come back a few times.