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

 

 

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 😛

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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

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

Tze Char Feast- Nature Vegetarian, Bukit Merah

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Claypot Curry Mutton $12

Nature vegetarian restaurant has been around for a while. We usually go there for their cheap and fast economical rice sets $2.50 or daily specials in the day. The other night, we ended up at Nature Vegetarian to try their tze char (ala carte) selections for the first time and was quite impressed by how yummy it was. The first dish we ordered was curry mutton large portion. Do not say we did not inform you but the portions are huge! Six of us were so stuffed after realizing we made the mistake of ordering everything in Large sizes. We wished the staff could have informed us to order smaller portions earlier but surprisingly we finished every dish!

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Clayout Tofu with vegetables $12

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Satay sticks $8 smallest portion(They were not the best we have tasted!)

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Stir Fry Kai Lan $11

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Crispy Lemon Chicken with sweet sauce $12 (This was the best dish!)

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Cereal oatmeal tofu $12 (we changed it from the original cereal prawns as we prefer not to take too much mock meat)

We paid around $96 for 6 people and each of us had a plate of rice with 2 additional bowl of rice and 2 daily soup of the day!
Address: Block 11 #03-4462 Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 150011

Phone: 6897 7370

Opening hours: 7.30am to 9.30pm (Mon to Sat). Closed on Sun

Mr & Mrs Vegan Top 10 Favourite Vegan Food Hunt in Singapore!

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We decided to recollect our favourite top 10 vegan/vegetarian food places we love as everyone who we meet always ask this question! (Please note the list is not arranged in any particular order). Do let us know what you think and if any of the food places are your favourite too. Or if you have more food places to recommend us to visit! Do note that some places are vegetarian and we usually request for vegan options. As you can tell from our list, we love a good mix of chinese, western, italian and indian dishes and these are typically what we eat most of the time other than home-cooked meals.

1. Piore (Farrer Road)

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We are slightly bias as they are our neighbours and we go to them all the time for a quick meal which never fails to fill us up. Most importantly, we love getting surprised by their daily specials via text messages and the prices range from $6 to $7.50 for most of their mains. They have a really yummy coral jelly with soy milk which is a must try! Our favourites from Piore have got to be their nasi lemak, yam cake, tom yam noodles and kong bak bao! Remember to check with them if you want to be updated of their daily specials via text messages. Just give them a smile and inform them if you are vegan and prefer no eggs or mock meat that contains eggs in them.

Address: Block 3 Queen’s Road #02-163

Phone: 64744047

Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10.30am-7.30pm, Fri closes at 3.30pm Closed on Sun and PH.

2. Living Greens (Rangoon Road)

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This place was one of my favourite when they used to be near beach road. Although they have moved into a smaller location near Rangoon road, I am still a fan of their dishes. You have to try their tempeh curry sandwiches, lasagna and their daily cakes! The only downside is they only accept cash and can be quite pricey if you want to order a few dishes like we do.

Address: 89 rangoon Road #01-04 URBAN LOFTS Singapore 218375

Phone: 98574881

Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11am-3pm, 5pm-7pm. Closed on Sun and PH

3. Beyond Veggie (Bukit Timah)

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This new establishment near Bukit Timah is another favourite of ours due to the close proximity to our home. We love their assam laksa and all their ala carte vegetable dishes! One of our favourite is claypot tofu and sambal petai and ladies fingers. Usually they are booked out so remember to give them a call to reserve before heading down.

Address: 18 Greenwood Avenue, Hillcrest Park

Phone: 67631323

Opening hours: Mon-Thur & Sun 11am-9.30pm, Fri & Sat 11am-10.30pm

4. Yi Xin Vegetarian Restaurant (Chinatown)

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This place is Mr Vegan favourite and most visited place. Every time if my mum-in-law or I do not cook, he will suggest this place over and over again. Lately, we noticed they have KALE for their economical rice section (the above dish cost us SGD$4) and their peanut/ikan bilis mix is the best! Anything we eat there is so good and cheap we want to order more. They do not serve any eggs as well and we love stocking up our tom yam paste and kimchi jars from their grocery corner.

Address: 39 Temple Street, down the streets after you see the famous peanut dessert place

Phone: 93666002

Opening hours: Daily 8am-10pm

5. Loving Hut (Joo Chiat)

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This newly opened hipster vegan food chain is shaking the vegan scene in Singapore and one of the best dish to try is grilled mixed vegetable ciabatta sandwich which we are huge fans of! The other must try dishes are their local delights like laksa and mee pok. If you are craving for something crunchy go for their crispy shrooms and onion rings. They taste even better than those sold in meat establishments! Did you know they offer vegan food catering services too?

Address: 229 Joo Chiat Road #01-01 Singapore 427489

Phone: 6348 6318 (Call on weekends to make reservations)

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am-3pm/5.30-9pm, Sat, Sun and PH 11am-9pm (4-6pm happy hour where there is special promo off desserts!)

6. Bespoke Japanese Restaurant (Bugis)

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There are days we all crave a little Japanese and this is where we will be. The only downside are their sauces which are not vegan. I wished they can soon come up with vegan mayonnaise which will definitely make everyone happy! The best dishes to try are smoked duck and mushrooms and their sushi rolls such as salmon maki rolls and unagi roll.

Address: Sunshine Plaza, 91 Bencoolen Street #01-50 Singapore 189652

Phone: 6337 7050 (Must call to reserve, it is usually packed!)

Opening hours: Daily 11.30am-3pm (last order 2.30pm), 5.30pm-10pm (last order at 9.30pm)

7. VeganBurg (The Grandstand and many other outlets)

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This is a no brainer. Anyone who thinks vegan fast food taste crap should try Veganburg. Their burgers are out of the world yummy! I realized their patties are much bigger now and their signature seaweed fries taste so good, we usually order another to share. We love the ambience of the place, the option to swap your fries to steamed broccoli or even a paleo vegetable sandwich. The current favourite of ours is their limited edition wasabi mayo edamame burger!

They have a total of 4 outlets, the one we frequent most is The GrandStand

Address: 200 Turf Club Road #01-32 Singapore 287994

Phone: 6462 1281

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11.30am- 9.30pm (last order 9pm), Sat, Sun and PH 10.30am-10pm (last order 9.45pm)

7. Brownice (Upper Thomson)

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This ice cream parlour has revamped and brought in so many wonderful new delights this year. From their SUPERB crispy thin Italian style vegan cheese pizzas in more than 5 flavours (our favourite is tofu crumble and classic) to their brand new creations like coconut yolk mango ice cream cakes. I hope oneday they grow as big as the next swensens in town:) Oh and of course, their brownies and waffles are the best. You can really see a difference between eating this eggless/dairy free version and yet be so amazed it taste so good or even better than normal waffles.

Address: Sin Ming Centre, 8 Sin Ming Road #01-03 Singapore 575628

Phone: 6456 6431

Opening hours: Mon-Thu 12pm-10pm, Fri- Sun 12pm-11pm

8. Veggie Cottage (Little India)

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This place feels like a secret place for us. I guess the ambience, the soft music, the water fountain and the staff just makes us feel really cozy whenever we dine there. I daresay one of the best aglio olio we have ever tasted comes from them! And you have to try their vegan salad medley which is so creamy you will not crave for caesar salad anymore. The only downside is the long waiting time.

Address: 13 Dalhousie Lane Singapore 209682

Phone: 67856771 (We usually call 10 minutes earlier before we arrive to lessen our waiting time:P)

Opening hours: Tues to Fri 10.30am- 8.45pm, Sat 9.30am-9pm, Sun 9.30am-4pm. Closed on Mon and Last Sunday of the month

9. Roti’s Alka Kitchen (West Coast)

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If we could choose an indian food establishment we love it will be Roti’s Alka Kitchen. Although they lack presentation and ambience, they come filled with love and strong flavours. It really taste like home-cooked meals as we have a close friend who cooks delicious vegan indian dishes as well. Hopefully this kitchen will move to a more centralized location so that more can taste their food!

Address: West Coast Plaza, 154 West Coast Road #B1-22/23

Phone: 67740422 (We suggest calling earlier to order if you know what you like as the waiting time takes a while)

Opening hours: Daily 10am-10pm

10. Sunny Choice

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Another place to get one-dish wonders is Sunny Choice. They have light bites to heavy meals all made in house. We love the vegetable sushi roll with wasabi sauce, Hakka Abacus and also Thunder Tea Rice. There seems to be a pattern that most small scale cafes also house a grocery corner and once we even managed to get freshly baked vegan banana bread too!

Address: 434 Upper Bukit Timah Road, The Rail Mall Singapore 678060

Phone: 68922383

Opening hours: Wed-Mon 10am-9pm, Closed on Tues

 

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Fried Sesame Bun- Di Shui Fang Vegetarian Restaurant, Georgetown, Penang

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Another vegetarian restaurant we chanced upon along Lebuh Penang (there are at least 5 vegetarian places around the same area) was Di Shui Fang.  The ambience of the restaurant had many buddhist relics and quotes. We went there during lunch time and the place was packed. The first dish we tried was fried sesame bun, their signature dish Rm2.50/pc. It came hot and cut into 4 equal portions. It reminded us of Char Siew Pau from HK dim sum places and was not too bad. The flavours were quite genuine but we found it a tad too oily.

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We ordered the specials of the day RM8.00 and all of them tasted really normal. It was neither satisfying or extremely yummy. The portions were quite small as well. We left wishing we had indian food instead.  The only awesome part was the free wifi!

Address: 16 Penang Street, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

Phone Number: (04) 263 6300

Opening Hours: Tues-Fri 9.00am-6.00pm, Weekend 9.00am-8.00pm. Closed on Mondays

Roti Chanai Feast- Sri Anada Bahwan, Georgetown, Penang

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Another place we frequent was Sri Ananda Bahwan Pure Vegetarian Restaurant (They do not serve eggs). They are everywhere in Penang but most of them are non-vegetarian and the only one was at Lebuh Penang.

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My favourite drink in Penang was Lime Teh-O with less sugar! This drink is such a bomb and I might sound really silly but I have never tasted this in Singapore.

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Hubby loves Roti Prata so we went back there so many times just to eat the freshly smacked and fried Roti Chanai. We ordered the plain and onion versions and both were equally crispy . Somehow, I wished they were more doughy though.

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We also ordered a masala thosai to share and we informed the kitchen not to cook with ghee if you are wondering if they veganized it for us.

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The best part of the meal was during lunch time when we chose from a buffet spread of yummy indian dishes (I noticed they had many mock meat curries options which we both dislike). The other thing we did was to check if which dish contained dairy or yogurt and avoided those.

Address: 66 Penang Street, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

Phone: (04) 263-3841

Hours: 7am-11pm (they serve roti chanai from 7am-11am and 4pm till late)

Hunting down the best Assam Laksa-Luk Yea Yan at Georgetown,Penang

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Located in the heart of Georgetown, Luk Yea Yan was a convenient place to visit while we were in Penang. Some say they have the best vegetarian assam laksa in Penang and we were determined to find out. Funnily along the way, we realized we were not assam laksa fans so we ended up trying many other dishes from them instead. Each time we were there, the restaurant was PACKED with people. Thankfully, we always managed to get a seat just as some diners leave.

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From the food galore above, the only dishes that really stood out was the lotus wrapped rice and fried tofu cubes. Both of these dishes were really yummy and filled with flavours. The rest of the dishes tasted pretty normal and was nothing to shout about. The assam laksa came looking pretty authentic but tasted just like the ones we had at Beyond Veggie. If you are in for comforting vegetarian food with strong chinese wok-style flavours, this will be the place to visit. At all times, the food was served really quickly and the food was really affordable! Most items from the ala carte menu range from RM5-15 depending on portion size. Most of the dishes portion in our pictures are size medium and large.

148, Jalan Macalister, Georgetown, Penang Malaysia 10400

Phone Number: (04) 228-1148

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 7.30am-3pm, 5.00pm-10.00pm. Closed on Wednesdays

Best Japanese Food in Malaysia: Sushi Kitchen-Georgetown, Penang

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Ok..maybe we are over exaggerating but Sushi Kitchen was one of the best Japanese restaurant we have ever been to. Even when we were in Japan nothing came close to the two key dishes that blew our minds away. This restaurant is 100% vegan and looks closed from the outside (we almost missed it or thought it was closed). The menu is extensive although we found the place slightly dim (bad for photos) and a little too stuffy!

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The first thing you have to order there is the Red Sea Udon RM11.90. It is slightly spicy and taste like tom yam but not exactly it. I asked the owner and she mentioned that the paste is made out of different herbs and spices. We loved this dish so much we came back again and again for it. I ate it twice in a day once as it was such an appetizing dish and the udon was of good texture and portion. Almost each time I was there, I finished every drop of the soup. This was how awesome the dish was.

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The next dish we went gaga over was Black Cod Brown Rice Vermicelli Soup RM15.90. This dish was so soothing and not as creamy as it looked, we wished we could get a refill each time we ordered it. When I checked, the owner mentioned the soup base is made of oatmeal!

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They are famous for their Golden Age RM12.90 (for 5 pcs) fresh mango sushi roll with vegan mayo dressing. This dish is seasonal and really depends if the owner is able to find ripe and good mangoes for the day.

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The only dish we found quite disappointing was the seaweed fried rice RM10.90. Although the presentation was great with the fried rice wrapped around the seaweed, it tasted pretty bland and soggy.

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We also tried their signature fried sushi roll (known as global warming). The unique part of this sushi is the crispy outer layer and the rice and fresh ingredients oozes out when you bite into the sushi. The only thing I wished they could do was to serve the sushi dressing cold instead of warm so that the flavours had a stronger contrast.

No.12 Gat Lebuh Acheh 10300 Georgetown, Penang

Opening Hours: Wednesday-Friday 11.30am-9.30pm. Saturday and Sunday 11.30am-2.30pm, 6.30pm-10pm

Closed on Monday and Tuesday

They have another outlet near the airport too and they have started offering vegan cakes!

 

 

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