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by shirogoma

Review: Chinese style with simple, tasty ingredients. Seems more produce focused rather than mock meat focused compared to most other Chinese Vegetarian restaurants I've been to. Wonderful simple seasonings that don't overpower the natural flavour, rather, they enhance it. Some Malay style options available. They've recently moved the restaurant downstairs to street level and have a new glossy picture menu. They have some pantry items for sale in the restaurant and more upstairs in the store - noodles, bean/seed drink powders, cookies, sauces, sweets, seasonings etc. The music at times can be rather odd. Think loud rap followed by sappy love songs. Other times it's fine. There are 10 set meals that come with a main dish, energy soup, multigrain rice, 2 side dishes and a piece of fruit (around RM15). I found them comfortably filling. Almost 60 meal options (around RM10) in total and 30 drink options (RM5~8) ranging from veg/fruit juices and smoothies to teas and soy drinks. We enjoyed the Organic beancurd hotpot set meal, Sechuan style rice stick set meal, the Lei Cha and the fried organic beancurd - so light it doesn't seem fried at all. Also the black sesame soy drink was a treat. We found the Nonya Laksa very bland and would not recommend it. Also any dish that specifies it contained tempeh usually had only 2 bite sizes pieces. : ( The staff are attentive, but I found the owner to be a touch unaccommodating. She ignored us on two separate occasions when we had a valid complaint. We were friendly about it, and I even spoke Mandarin but it seemed she honestly didn't care. There was a sign saying 'If you liked your meal tell your friends, if you didn't, tell us!', yet she wouldn't have a word. Oh well, we would go back again for the healthy food for sure, however, Veggie Planet has similar options (I believe Simple Life modeled their new menu off Veggie Planet) with bigger servings at a cheaper price, and that's where we ended up dining more often.

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