New Vegan Pizzas Offerings at Brownice

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We thought it was about time we share about the cool new happenings at Brownice! They have gone through quite a revamp! From new pizza box, to pizza delivery to new pizza offerings and special weekend savoury meals(we have yet to try any so far). We love the new ice cream cakes too:) Having tried some of the pizzas they offer, we have our favourites and the first is spinach hedgehog $16.80 made of spinach, mushroom, tomatoes, vegan cheese, coconut cream to almonds. We found this flavour most savory and each pizza waiting time is about 10-15 minutes depending on the crowd.

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Otah Otah $15.80 was our least favourite. Somehow, the flavours were not too our liking and had a strange after-taste.

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Tofu Crumble $15.80 is our no.1 favourite! The tofu mixture with tomatoes, vegan cheese, coconut cream and paprika is delicious. We love how each crust is consistent and thin. The only thing we wished was that the portions are bigger, as we always end up eating dinner first before heading down for pizza as an after dinner snack and some ice cream to be 90% full. If we are there in a group of four, we usually order about 4 pizzas, 2 waffles and 2 brownies:)

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If you are a traditionalist and prefer a simple tomato pizza base, you have to try the classic $13.80 with tomatoes, vegan cheese, olives and paprika. You can taste the vegan cheese flavour more but at times we felt that the base is too dry. We cannot wait for more new happenings and food offerings at Brownice! We love the new change:)

Brownice

21 Sin Ming Centre

8 Sin Ming Road #01-03

Tel: 6456 6431

Opening hours: 12pm-10pm daily

 

 

Thai Corn Cakes at Thanying Thai Restaurant-Amara Hotel

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For Mr Vegan’s birthday, we wanted to try authentic Thai food and through our friend’s recommendation we heard that Thanying Thai Restaurant at Amara Hotel offers a vegetarian menu! We ordered the following dishes and each of them came promptly and was really delicious. We had papaya salad (less spicy) and tom yam soup (less spicy).

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Together with stir fry kai lian and green curry with mixed vegetables.

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Our favourite dishes of the night was the corn cakes and the brown curry with tofu! All in all, we spent about $179 for 6 person with a surprise birthday chocolate log cake from Brownice.

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Hopefully a vegan/vegetarian thai restaurant will open in Singapore soon. If you miss authentic thai food, you can try the lovely sauces and dressing we got from Mekhala.

Thanying Restaurant Amara Hotel

165 Tanjong Pagar Rd Amara Singapore, Singapore 088539

+65 6222 4688
Opening Hours
Daily
Lunch: 11.30am to 3pm
Dinner: 6.30pm to 10pm

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Sometimes reading a recipe with no pictures can be a pain, even with pictures we try our best to imagine what it might look like and so our favourite place to get step by step vegan recipes instructions will be on Youtube! When we google vegan fish, vegan pie, vegan lemon cake etc, we are spoilt for choices. Here, we share our top 5 favourite and most loved vegan youtube bloggers that seem to make vegan cooking look effortless, easy and so fun! They are not in specific order and the first will be The Edgy Veg. This lady is really funny, talks crazy, acts silly and literally comes up with the coolest vegan recipes in town! If you have always wanted to rekindle your love for “Mcdonald’s” food she has the whole range all veganized:)

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The second guy will be Peaceful cuisine Royaya. This japanese site is so clean, simple and easy to follow. Somehow he makes vegan cooking and baking look so cool! Another thing we find useful is how he shows the packaging of where each ingredient comes from as well. We are really impressed that he uses 90% organic products most of the time:)

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The third in line is Vegan cooking with love. We have tried a few of her recipes and they are always as good as it looks! Best part, she uses fuss-free ingredients and the instructions are well paced and always look so yummy!

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The fourth blogger is Fully Raw by Kristina. This raw vegan chef and celebrity is such a star! Every single recipe she creates is colourful, energetic and so lively! Once in a while, we do enjoy eating raw cakes but the only pet peeve we have with raw food is the repetitive flavour of dates and coconut oil that is in most recipes. If you guys know how we can make more alternatives to raw food, leave us a comment!

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The last is Chloe Coscarelli, we are huge fans of her cookbooks and seeing her cook and talk at the same time over our favourite recipes is just a bonus! If there is a particular youtube vegan blogger you have which we must know of, please share with us!

Vegan Birthday Coconut Risotto Treat at Bacchanalia Restaurant

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Last November, Mr Vegan surprised me with a series of silly fun things to do on my birthday. The highlight of the day was definitely dinner at Bacchanalia! Chicks Eat Vegan did their first vegan event there and we saw some mouth-watering dishes which we were eager to try. We made a booking a few days in advance to request for a vegan menu.

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It was a 5 course meal and it was SUPERB! The flavours, textures, rare vegetables and presentation was really out of the world. It was decently priced too at $99 per person after taxes.

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The first dish we had was onion soup with caramelized onion essence, tofu, rye croutons and alliums! What on earth was alliums? I did some research and found out tha Allium comprises of monocotyledonous flowering plants and includes the onion, garlic, chives, scallion, and the leek. What a fancy name :P

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Next we had A different vegetable salad with seasonal root vegetables roasted, pickled or raw with poached banana hearts, banana puree and ponzu veil. This salad was a great mixture of sweet and sour with warm veggies. We loved it and finished every single “splattering” of veggies.

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One of the highlights of the dinner was the freshly baked bacchanalia signature hot sourdough bread made in house with cherry vinegar and chives with extra virgin olive oil dips! The bread had the perfect crust and density:)

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We applaud the chef for coming up with one of the most unique risotto dish ever! It was a symphony of flavours on this creamy coconut risotto, chilli paste, fermented coconut with Thai inspired flavours. It was one of those moments you go.. how can the risotto be savoury with coconut? Strangely, it was WAY better than it sounds and we were fighting to get the last bite. Another unique thing about Bacchanalia is the way they serve their dishes. It is unlike most fine-dining restaurants where you get served an individual plate. Here, they encourage guest to share food on the same plate and do communal eating.

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The last main dish to arrive was Sunchoke a L’Indianne with Jerusalem artichoke in different crumbs, chickpea and Masala emulsion. At first bite, we thought it was potatoes and wondered where were the artichokes. Later on when Chef Ivan come out to speak to us, we unashamedly asked where were the artichokes and was embarrassed to realize the “potatoes” we have been eating were Jerusalem artichokes! What we love most was how different each artichoke was when coated with a completely different crumb. You have to try this dish to know what we are talking about!

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We had two desserts and this Granita with compressed coconut blew my mind away! It was super good, intense and we loved the sticky bites.

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The last dish we had was compressed fruit salad with manly blueberry sorbet and we thought the earlier dessert was really more impactful and much more creative than this fruit dessert.

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Another surprise when I got home was receiving Betty Goes Vegan cookbook by my mum-in-law:) If anyone of you have tried any good recipes from the book, please let me know! There are so many to choose from and all of them sound so yummy.

Bacchanalia
23A Coleman Street
Singapore, 179806
(65) 65091453

Lunch:

Friday: 12pm – 3pm

For Lunch events Monday – Thursday please email: events@bacchanalia.asia

Dinner:

Monday – Thursday: 6pm – 12am

Friday – Saturday: 6pm – 2am

Metta Cats FundRaising Event at Eight Treasures Vegetarian Restaurant, Chinatown

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If you follow our instagram, you would have seen our cats and know how much we adore them:) Recently, we attend a Metta Cats fund-raising event at Eight Treasures Vegetarian Restaurant and met more like-minded cat lovers.

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For $60 a person, we had a feast of a 9 course vegan meal and it was delightful. The flavours were great and the portions sizes were just right for 7 of us seated in the same table. We chatted about cats and about more cats and we look forward to attending more animal fund-raising and sharing groups! If you are interested to give back or help Metta cats, there is an adorable Ken Ken and Gold D meal set at Well Dress Salad Bad (run by the daughter of Eight Treasure Vegetarian Restaurant boss) or you could like their facebook page and follow the cats adventures and help out if you are free!

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Eight Treasure Vegetarian Restaurant

Open daily: 11am – 9 pm (last order 8.30 pm)
Every 1st and 15th day of the lunar calendar: 8am – 9pm
(Dim Sum available for breakfast)

For reservation, please call 6534 7727
Address: 282A South Bridge Road Singapore 058831
(next to Buddha Tooth Relic Temple)
Nearest MRT: Chinatown and Outram

Event Update: Cowspiracy Screening at Eight Treasure Restaurant Jan 15 2014

Fresh Organic Japanese Produce is now at Supernature Organics B1 Forum Shopping Mall

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Organic kale, lettuce, beetroot, spinach and every ang-moh veggies can be found in most supermarkets nowadays. But organic Japanese produce is really quite a painful find. Supernature Organics, one of our favourite place to stock up on all things vegan invited us for their Japanese produce launch late last year.

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We tried a wide variety of organic oranges, apples to rainbow kiwi fruit! It tasted quite sour but had a really good texture and the other fruits were sweet despite no pesticides or artificial coatings. Although they looked more bruised than the shiny fakes ones we see in most supermarkets, the ones here were still thoughtfully chosen and had really good lustre and shape.

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This was how a rainbow red kiwifruit looked like when sliced open.

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I was also given a few organic Japanese vegetables such as organic burdock (our favourite) and salad leaves (their version of a rocket leaves called Mizuna) to try.

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The next day, I made a refreshing wasabi sesame vinegar dressing with all the Organic Japanese produce and boy was it YUMMY! The vegetables portions may look small but I was able to use them for 3 meals and they lasted really fresh and good in the refrigerator for a week.

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And finally Supernature brought back vegan yoghurt! OMG:))))) Please bring the plain flavour one in soon too!

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I made a quick and easy fruit yoghurt appetizer with organic rainbow kiwi and served it with sesame stir fry burdock roots. Next I added some organic somen with tom yam broth to kick off dinner!

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If you are planning on creating a Japanese feast anytime soon, please go check out the latest fresh produce range Supernature brings in every week. We want to thank Alicia from Supernature Organics for the invitation and for the sponsored vegetables.

SuperNature
583 Orchard Road #B1-05/09 Forum The Shopping Mall
Singapore 238884
Tel: +65 6304 1338
Fax: +65 6735 0366
E-mail: sales@supernature.com.sg

Opening Hours: 
10am – 7.30pm daily

Western Fusion Japanese Dining at Joie Restaurant, Orchard Central

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For my birthday, my girlfriends treated me to Joie, one of the latest vegetarian restaurant that opened in Singapore. Despite a really elaborate setting, table display and 6 course menu choice, Joie is more suited for vegetarians rather than for vegans. If you are interested to see what vegetarian dishes my friends ate, check out our instagram page @mrandmrsvegan. With only 1 choice for each category, I was reluctant to ask Mr Vegan to join me at Joie. Soon we learned that Chicks Eat Vegan will be organizing their latest food meet up at Joie and we jumped at the chance of going, knowing all the dishes served will be vegan! Yeah:) We started with iced fruity refresher made of assorted fresh fruits.

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Next, we had Chef’s selection of assorted platter with a charcoal sponge cake that was made vegan just for this event!

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Starter: Agedashi Tofu with Soba Noodles and Kakiage Vegetables

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Soup: Infusion of crepes and truffles, crepes mushrooms with white inter truffle oil and black truffles

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Soup: Clear tomato broth with garbanzo, tomato and chickpea with orzo pasta and spinach dumpling

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Main: Sauteed wild rice with baby radish, baby carrot and haricot vert

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Main: Baby Garden Root Vegetables with golden baby beetroot with baby carrot

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Main: Hedgehog summer mushroom, braised and pan-fried monkey mushroom with oriental spices, celeriac puree, pomegranate molasses and truffle foam

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Dessert: Fresh tropical fruits with cranberry jello with mango and yoghurt pearls

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Our favourite was the Apple Mallow Melody tea and at the price of $38++ per person this meal was definitely valued for money but we wished they could come up with more permanent vegan food dishes. Joie will still be the place we will visit if we are hoping to grab a meal in the convenience of Orchard Road.

Joie Restaurant

181 Orchard Road #12-01 Orchard Central
Singapore 238896
Telephone number: 6838 6966
Fax: 6838 6967

Lenny and Larry The Complete Cookie Series by The Fitness Grocer

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Vegan Desserts and sweets are usually one of the hardest things you can find readily available in Singapore, as most of them contain eggs, milk or butter. Most recently we have been spotting The Complete Cookie by Lenny’s and Larry’s around most vegetarian/vegan grocery shops or cafes. The friendly guys from The Fitness Grocer sent us a vegan package filled with all the flavours ranging from Oatmeal raisin, pumpkin spice to double chocolate flavour.

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Each cookie contains no animal products, no dairy products and no preservatives. With 16 grams of protein, 6 grams of fibre, 0 grams of trans fat and 0 grams of cholesterol, this was a perfect guilt free snack. We tasted all the flavours and ended up loving the double chocolate and chocolate the best. The cookie was surprisingly really big (the size of my hand) and the chocolate bites were plentiful. It is good for a quick snack in between busy work days when you have to skip lunch or great for an afternoon tea snack. We tried crushing them to make them into cake crumbs. The cookie is sold at a really affordable price of $3.30 each and we wished it came crunchy instead of it being like a soft cookie.

We want to thank Pirapong from The Fitness Grocer for this kind offer and they are also offering our readers a special online shopping discount! All you need to do is:

Head to their website and key in GOVEGAN at check out for a 5% off all Lenny and Larry Complete Cookie product at their online store. This is exclusive and just for our readers. This discount code will last till 28 Feb 2015.

A magazine that is entirely vegan.

A magazine that features fashion, art, culture, food and travel and all cruelty free.

A mainstream magazine that speaks for animals and is super cool to read.

This is Laika Magazine and we have just supported their kickstarter request!

Support them today and learn more about how cool it is to be a vegan:)

 

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