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

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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