Surprisingly to find Ananda Bhavan at Changi Airport Terminal 2 and operating 24hrs! Another branch of Singapore's oldest Indian Vegetarian Restaurant(86yrs old) where tourist or locals can have a taste of Singapore Indian Vegetarian Heritage Food in a natural,spacious,cozy and hip ambience.
This restaurant operates on a partial self-service system where you've to order at the counter and the extensive menu is displayed on the screens behind the counter. So, for diners who are not Indian or familiar with Indian cuisine, it will be a hard time figuring out what the item are, look like and what to order? What are the signature dishes or which would be a good dish for a Taiwan Vegetarian Tourist?
I do not enjoy this ordering process as I was standing in front of the counter and could not decide on what to order and worrying I was taking up too much time. So, I ended up ordering Mee Goreng. Next, make the payment, receipt and Order Key (what is it for?) will be given.
Now, look for a comfortable location (Cozy Drink Section or alfresco style or) in the restaurant that you prefer . Place the order key at the side of the Order Key Unit which is fixed on each table. So, the staff know where to delivery your food. Need help or service at any point in time, just press the service button on the unit. Quite fun and interesting!
The Mee Goreng that I ordered. It has many different version which could be one of the must-tries for Tourist. I was looking for Indian style Mee Goreng (without egg version), fried with tomatoes, shredded cabbage, slices of green chilli, green peas and seasoned chilli and tomato paste. Ananda Bhavan's Mee Goreng is more toward Malay Style as I was told by the staff at the counter, it is tasty and the portion is generous and was served with pickled green chilli. It also contains onion, do inform them your dietary requirement, if you do not consume onion.
I really enjoy the spacious, quiet and peaceful, restful vibe or aura in this restaurant. Its' location on T2 Departure Hall (Public Area, L3) offers great bird eye views of the buzzing Departure Hall (Public Area, L2, Row 11).
It would be a perfect place for good lunch or a relaxing afternoon tea and meeting with family/friends or dining alone.
It's definitely a dining place for tourists looking for a veg*nmeal in a purely veg*n eatery in Changi Airport. The location is easily accessible between T1, T3 & Budget Terminal, just check out the fastest & shortest path to get there.Pros: Nice and Cozy , Healthy Cuisine