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

 

 

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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Best Durian Ice Cream in Town! It’s VEGAN too:)- Brownice

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We are not durian fans but this durian flavour ice cream from Brownice $4.60 a cup is so good! We even bought a tub home for our family and they loved it. It was not too sweet and it felt like we were eating cold frozen fresh durians. I hope they continue to have this flavour in store and we are coming back for more!

Find us at:
Sin Ming Centre
8 Sin Ming Road #01-03
Singapore 575628

Tel: 6456 6431
We are also at:

Zhong Shan Mall
20 Ah Hood Road
#01-08
Singapore 329984

Vegan Soy Milk Laksa- The Green Room Cafe at Bishan Park 2

Earlier this evening, I finally brought my mum in law to try Brownice after both of us kept raving about it to her. We had chendol and hazelnut coffee with waffles and the chendol was superb as you can taste the gula melaka in them:) We started our post Mother’s day celebration with desserts first and we took a cab down to The Green room cafe at Bishan park which was 10-15 minutes drive away.

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The restaurant looked cozy and was actually smaller than we expected. Before we arrived at the restaurant, I read some reviews online and many have commented that their service was really lousy. Strangely, we experienced prompt and good service throughout our stay!

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The menu was different from the one shown on their website and we were spoilt for choices.

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We ordered creamy mushroom soup $9 made with soy milk and it tasted pretty bland but very rustic and healthy.

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The next dish was amazing! Warm Japanese Momen Tofu Salad $10 was my favourite dish of the evening as the flavours came together really well. It had grilled teriyaki tofu (yums!), wakame seaweed and fresh greens tossed in wasabi sauce. The sauce was perfection in my opinion and we drizzled it in our soba noodles too as it was too bland.

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We also had rice paper samosa $10 made out of spiced herbs and vegetables wrapped in rice paper served with coconut chutney. It was really refreshing and the greens with sesame seeds were a good combination of flavours. The best part was the creamy sauce in the rice samosa, it really opened our appetite and we cannot wait to try re-making this on our own.

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The worst dish of the evening had to be stir fry buckwheat soba $12. There was a weird taste about this dish and we had to pour the wasabi sauce in our salad to finish them. It was choked with carrots and mushrooms but it tasted really bland and was a huge disappointment.

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The star of the night was vegan soy milk laksa $14 served with laksa vermicelli noodles with mixed mushrooms and their signature tofu which was really unique and soft.  The gravy was rich and pretty spicy and my mum in law loved this dish very much. She was so inspired and is researching how to make her own vegan laksa now!

Bishan Park II
1382 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
Singapore 569931

Tel: 6556 1533
Email: enquiry@deliinthepark.com.sg
Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri: 11am – 3pm
6pm – 10pm
Sat, Sun,
Eve of Public Holidays & : 11am – 10pm
Public Holidays

Tofutti Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwich

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This evening, I bought Tofutti Cuties Mint Chocolate chip sandwiches $9.65 at Cold Storage. After the Tofuky Pepperoni pizza the other day, we had low expectation on store bought vegan ice cream offerings or any frozen vegan offerings sold.

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The size of each ice cream sandwich fits my palm nicely and looks really adorable. It reminded us of those $1 ice cream wafer sold by old uncles in the streets of Orchard Road. After I posted this on instagram, many bloggers from abroad asked if I have tried Tofutti vegan cheese. If any one of you know where to find Tofutti cheese, do give us a shout out or let us know if it’s worth trying them?

Here’s a list of ingredients: water, sugar, corn syrup solids, contains one or more of the following oils: (Corn, soy, coconut, and palm), soy protein, tofu, cocoa butter, vanilla, crunch (unbleached wheat flour, cocoa sugar), soy lecithin, guar seed gum, carrageenan, carob bean gum, salt.

Wafer ingredients: unbleached wheat flour, sugar, caramel color, soybean oil, yellow corn flour, cocoa processed with alkali, modified corn starch, salt, baking soda, vegetable mono and diglycerides, soy lecithin.

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The size of the ice cream was perfect and contains 130 calories per serving. If you are a mint lover like me, you will love this ice cream which is sweet (Hubby Ro thought it was too sweet) and had a nice minty after taste with a fair bit of chocolate chips with each mouthful. On a random note, it had a similar after taste as when you are done brushing your teeth. Pretty gross analogy but quite similar:P If you do not like mint, you will not enjoy this as much as the mint flavour was quite strong.

What we did not like most was the wafer layer, it was too thin and we would prefer if it was just like the crispy ones sold at ice cream carts around Singapore. This was soft and tasted more like a cookie/brownie dough which lacked in texture. Sadly, this did not blew our minds away and we would rather head to Brownice for fresh, quality vegan ice creams in Singapore.

Best Waffles Ever- Brownice at Sin Ming Centre

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After dinner at Hubby Ro’s workplace, we decided to satisfy our sweet cravings and head to Brownice again! This time round, we ordered waffles $3.50 (no egg and no dairy too) with pumpkin coconut ice cream $3.80. My goodness it was the best waffles we have both tasted. Somehow it did not have the usual oily aftertaste and it was spongy, fluffy and crispy too. It was the best combination of flavours with the dark chocolate syrup and maple syrup dressing. Try to eat this quickly as it softens towards the end of the meal.

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On each table, there was an ice cream promotion for 2 for a free flow ice cream selection with one waffle, brownie and more freebies! But we thought it might be an overkill though.

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We also ordered chocolate brownie $4 with banana oat ice cream $3.80 (for one scoop). Again the combination was great but the brownie was really rich and dense. It tasted like the real deal but after a few mouthfuls, it got too heavy and was too sweet for our liking. The banana oat ice cream on the other hand was delicious and had a mild oat taste.

I’m so glad they are far from our place if not we might end up having supper there every other night. We will definitely be back to have the waffles again! Hopefully we can get to try more flavours from their daily selection too.

Address: Sin Ming Centre, 8 Sin Ming Road, #01-03, Singapore 575628
Tel: +65 6456 6431

Opening Hours: 1pm – 11pm

Vegan Mud Pie- Brownice at Sin Ming Centre

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Since we were around Sin Ming Road, we had to walk over to Brownice to check out their vegan ice cream which are highly raved about by so many vegan bloggers!! The cafe was totally empty, we’re guessing everyone was having dinner or just knocking off work around 7pm. We literally had the cafe to ourselves:) The cafe served free Kangen water, wow it was the first time we heard about this. It tasted like any water actually or it might be the sweet desserts that numbed our taste buds?

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Anyway back to the stars of the cafe, the yummy ice creams! Like a girl in the candy shop, I wanted to try all the flavours and I did that with the help of a very helpful staff who did not give me any dirty looks. I tried black sesame (found it tasteless), tried pumpkin coconut which I LOVE the most!, dark chocolates and also pistachios (nutty and rich). While hubby Ro went straight to the point and ordered a mudpie $9.80. My two scoops of pumpkin coconut and dark chocolate cost $5.50 in a cup. We loved that they use all things natural, from organic brown rice and no artificial flavouring. It was lactose free and egg free too. Best part, it melts much slower than regular ice creams and there was no sickening milky burps too:P

My dark chocolate ice cream tasted like any dark 60-70% chocolate bar but frozen. It was so rich and decadently yummy and made of organic brown rice milk, dairy free chocolates, nuts, organic evaporated cane juice and dextrose.While my pumpkin coconut ice cream contains pumpkin, organic brown rice milk, coconut milk, organic evaporated cane juice, dextrose* and atlantic sea salt. (*Dextrose is not sugar. Dextrose is a type of sweetener made from plant starch. Usually corn starch in the USA. It can be made from rice or other plant starch.)image_11image_9

The mudpie Hubby Ro had was made of smooth french and hazelnut chocolate ice cream, served on a bed of brown rice crisps (healthy tasting, no oily buttery smell) and topped with dark chocolate ganache and caramelized sea salt almonds.

Sin Ming Centre

8 Sin Ming Road #01-03 Singapore 575628

Tel 6456 6431

Opening hours: Mon- Fri 1pm – 11pm, Sat- Sun 1pm- 12 midnight

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