Kwan Im Vegetarian Restaurant

Overall rating: 4.0 stars 4 Reviews
Primarily offers Chinese cuisine with some Thai and Japanese dishes. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Asian
190 Waterloo Street (South East Asia Hotel)
Central Singapore, Singapore
Now Open

Mon-Sun 8:30am-8:30pm



First Review by Peace ...
  • vegetarian

a throwback to bygone days

Posted on 10 / 03 / 2015

i'd walked past this place many times over the years without ever knowing there was a veggie eatery tucked inside.

i have to admit that my first impression of it was pretty dubious. granted, it was slightly after lunch hour on monday, but in the large, dimly-lit hall, only two tables were occupied - one by a group of tourists. the selection of dim sum remaining on the shelves was pretty sparse - a few pieces of mainly oily mock meats and lots of starchy pastries.

nonetheless, my mum decided to give it a try anyway, so we sat down and ordered two dishes to share along with rice: deep fried wanton with julienned vegetables and mushroom (sgd9), and stuffed beancurd pouch with gravy (sgd10). the food was all right - the skins for both could have been thinner and lighter, but they had generous stuffings and the mock squid(?)'s texture was close to what we remember of the real thing.

in our hour or so spent there, two other individuals walked in for a solo meal. quiet, undisturbed by the stream of passersby outside, it felt like a throwback to a coffee shop in a sleepy one-horse malaysian town or my grandmother's old flat, with curtains drawn.

there's lots on the menu, but, with fortune centre just a few blocks away, i probably will try other eateries in the area before coming back for another visit.

Pros: quiet after lunch hour
  • vegetarian

Nice veg cafe

Posted on 12 / 30 / 2013

On my opinion it's more of a cafe than a restaurant. Visited two times and had two different impressions. First time was really delicious, but the second time, when I decided to try something else - not so much. Anyway it's a good place with reasonable prices.

Pros: reasonable prices
  • vegan

Cheap vegan goodness

Posted on 12 / 12 / 2012

This place is 100% vegan, a little hard to find as it's tucked away down some steps but worth going. I go there whenever I'm in Singapore to buy some of their delish Asian style vegan pastries. They are on display at the front counter and include cookies stuffed with dates, taro, water chestnuts, walnuts and the list goes on. Friendly helpful staff assured me restaurant is 100% vegan. The menu looks good too. Definitely recommended if you want somewhere a little classier than Fortune centre next door.

Peace ...
Peace ...
  • vegetarian

Reasonably Priced Yummy Dim Sum 'N' Pastry (Veg*n)

Posted on 05 / 31 / 2010

A Vegetarian Restaurant operates by the South East Asia hotel just beside the famous Waterloo Kwan Im Temple in Bugis for many years, offering Chinese and Thai Cuisine (Vegetarian) ...

If you don't really pay attention, you will miss the place.

I like to pop by and buy some vegetarian dim sum or traditional pastry (veg*n) and keep for tea break or next day breakfast. This is another place that serves Vegetarian Dim Sum and pastry, maybe not as assorted as what Lingzhi offered, but is yummy.

Like their Eggless Ma Lai Guo (Traditional Chinese Sponge Cake), Char Siew Sou (Vegetarian BBQ Pork Pastry) and Water Chestnut Kueh. Reasonably priced and yummy.


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