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Respond to Review of Man Yuan Fang
by shirogoma

Review: We first dined here for the sheer novelty of being able to taste vegan versions of local specialties. We came back because we were so impressed with the flavours and textures. We especially enjoyed the mock beef rendang, Nasi Lemak, mock fish asam and KFC style mock chicken. And that's saying something, because my partner and I rarely order mock meat. We find them to be a great transitional tool from omni to veg and then the occasional guilty indulgence (as they're not exactly health foods). No where else have we tasted such great flavoured mock meats or seen these Malay flavours on a menu. Quite often it's only Chinese style - it was great to see some variety! The menu is extensive - 168 dishes and counting! Mostly all mock meat based. The dishes were prepared with care and after talking with the friendly staff (perhaps she was the owner?), I could feel that their heart was really in it. The place was clean and airconditioned. Atmosphere was the typical Chinesey ketch with colourful flower stickers on the walls and instrumental pop music. If you love mock meat, you'll be in heaven. If you don't usually order it - I'd suggest trying at least the rendang and asam pedas for a taste of local flavours. Or, if you REALLY don't like mock meat, try Veggie Planet or Simple Life - two organic veg restaurants that are vegetable and grain focused.

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