The Jamaican in China's Top Pick in Singapore
Posted on 01 / 09 / 2012
I went to Singapore recently, found it to be a "vegan's heaven," had to leave to visit a friend in Manila, and promptly returned within a few days, for no other reason but the great food selection, AND specifically for this restaurant!
Zen Japanese Restaurant is on the 2nd Floor of Midlink Plaza and was walking distance from the relatively inexpensive hostels in Little India.
The food at Zen was fantastic! And while that may sound like an indulgence in hyperbole, after spending the previous six months in various cities in China (which were great, but not particularly vegan-friendly)the Singpore restaurant landscape was a dream come true.
Zen offers soups, several kinds of rice dishes (no brown rice, though) lots of mock meats, sushi and the crispy chicken nuggets....ahhhhhh! My favorite dishes were, yes, the crispy chicken nuggets (in photo), and the tomato spring rolls (also shown). You can mix and match several dishes by ordering in "sets." I went back about four times in one week and still have pages of menu to get to! I got stuck on page one.
The staff was friendly, the presentation of the dishes was visually appealing, and a second floor window seat gives a nice view of the comings and goings of the Singapore street traffic.
Not only would I recommend it, but I would consider it an unforgivable offense if, after being convinced by my review, you didn't wrap up a serving of chicken nuggets and mail it to me after you visit!
[This is an extended appetizer taste of the Jamaican in China Singapore Restaurant Review featured in "Jamaican in China: Guess Who's Coming to Dim Sum" book version of my blog!]
Location: 122 Middle Road #02-02,
Second floor of Midlink Plaza
Tel: 6883 1586
Opening Hours: 11.30am to 2.30pm, 6pm - 10pm
great food, great service, great presentation
closes between 2:30 and 6pm