Recently, I bought a bar of 71% dark chocolate bar $7.90 from Bonvita at Living Greens Cafe (which have sadly closed until they find a new place). When I googled the brand’s name, everything that came out was rice milk chocolates and I bought this in a haste. Only when I was unwrapping the bar, I realized it contained cocoa mass*, raw cane sugar*, cocoa butter*, vanilla*. *) from organic agriculture. Cacoa: 71%. 

Therefore I’m definitely going to hunt down the famous rice milk chocolates they are known for. Have anyone tried their rice milk chocolates? Or know where else I can get this in Singapore? What I love about Bonvita’s philosophy is their Organic Fair Trade agreement to use ingredients that supports honest trade. Cocoa farmers receive a fair price for their cocoa beans, thereby enabling them to vanquish poverty. Their chocolates are organic, lactose free, gluten free and suitable for both vegetarians and vegans.

As for the taste of the chocolates, it was definitely not as dark as I expected and quite sweet for my liking. I prefer my dark chocolates with a slightly bitter after tone which Vivana had. Overall it’s still a fun snack to munch on for any sugar cravings you have after meals.

Orh Nee- Living Greens Cafe at Beach Road

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The night before, I googled Living Greens to see what their daily specials for Friday as I will be around that area. But to my dismay, tomorrow 9th March 2013 Saturday is their last day at beach road:( Knowing that, I knew I have to make a special trip down to support them and try their yummy wholesome good food again before they find a new premise. Please let it be somewhere in town or the west! Ahaha..

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I ordered their friday special: Zha Jiang Noodles $7. The portion is just right and the soya mushroom protein meat was really good. Initially I thought it looked quite dry but after mixing it and a few bites, it was really good. Love the raw vegetables and 2 sides of sweet potatoes too. image_2

I wanted to order sesame yogurt pudding again but I overheard lady boss barbara telling another table they have Orh Nee $3.50(Yam paste with ginko nuts). OMG!!! I literally squeaked on my spot. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this chinese dessert so much, we even had it at our wedding dinner although we served a western sitting menu. But I wondered if it will taste as authentic or as good as the normal pork lard oil Orh Nee. Guess what? It’s way better than I expected. It came with wolf berries, ginkgo nuts, some pumpkin puree and topped with almond milk. It’s a really interesting flavour. First time, my orh nee is nutty yet still rich, creamy and smooth. WOW! I even packed one back for Hubby Ro to try and he really liked it too.

Really hope Living Greens Cafe finds their new place soon! We want more:) We need more vegan friendly cafes!

Address 325 Beach Road, Singapore 199559
(opposite The Concourse)
Contact (+65) 6396 5523
Opening Hours 11:00 am to 20:30 pm (Mon – Sat)
(Closed on Sundays)

Living Greens Cafe- Beach Road

I always head to Beach road as my work requires me to source fabrics and trimmings near Jalan textile center and Arab street very often. So glad I found Living Greens vegan only:) cafe near that area via hungrycow.net!

And reading the reviews on hungrygowhere, everyone was raving about the vegetable lasagna so much I got hungry just reading about it. The cafe is really easy to find as it’s on the main road opposite The concourse. Stepping in, the ambience was relaxed and the staff greeted me with smiles and served me a really prompt warm water upon request.

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The menu is extensive ranging from asian to western cuisines. And most prices ranged from $3.50 for a pudding, $6 for a salad or soup to $8-$10 for the mains. I immediately ordered the vegetable lasagna $8.50.

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It came really quickly and the first taste was wow, it does taste like lasagna! It’s pretty crazy that it’s wheat free, dairy free and gluten free as the pasta sheets tasted like soya curd. The fillings were generous with eggplants, tomatoes, green and red peppers, carrots, mushroom with a lovely tomato flavor and accompanied by a light tangy sesame tasting salad which was nothing to shout about. I felt that the soya curd pasta sheets were too overpowering and heavy on the stomach towards the later part of completing my meal. I might consider ordering the shepherds pie or vegetable quiche the next time.

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Being a black sesame fan, I was dying to try this despite being quite full. No lady can say no dessert can she! Unlike the name pudding, it’s texture was far from it. It’s more like a frozen sesame paste which was very nutty (yums) and not so sweet like those you find from chinese dessert stores. And at $3.50 it’s actually quite pricey for this small bowl.

Overall, I spent $12 for lunch and while eating, I overheard a staff asking a customer if she was feeling better. Such sweet gesture for a purpose driven cafe. I cant wait to return again. They do not charge GST or service charge.

Address 325 Beach Road, Singapore 199559
(opposite The Concourse)
Contact (+65) 6396 5523
Opening Hours 11:00 am to 20:30 pm (Mon – Sat)
(Closed on Sundays)

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