A Vegetarian's Home Away from Home
Posted on 11 / 03 / 2012
This place is a PARADISE for vegetarians. I'm serious - they have everything you could possibly want.
The nutrition is a huge plus for me. This eatery has an impressive range of health foods. You won't ever worry about insufficient calcium, iron, protein or vitamins with the quinoa, french beans, avocado, capsicum, aspagarus, peas, soy beans and basically every single bit of goodness plants have to offer. The meals use oil and sauces sparingly, instead opting to bring out the natural flavour of the food as much as possible.
Don't even get me started on the taste. The food is simply orgasmic. I tried the organic fried rice (replacing brown rice with quinoa), the chickpea and sweet potato cake and the banana and berry smoothie, and all of them were a delight.
The quinoa is prepared to perfection, and the soft texture makes it feel like little pearls in my mouth. There is a light sweetness from the pineapple, and the capsicum gives it plenty of zest.
The aspagarus and avocado in their salads are sooo good, and would make satisfying meal just by themselves.
The chickpea and sweet potato cake was a little too dry in my opinion, but that's okay, because it gives you an excuse to try their smoothies.
The banana and berry soymilk smoothie has to be my favourite. It has a chunky thickness that completely distinguishes it from the blandness of most commercial, artificial smoothies that are sold. It strikes of a wholesomeness and authenticity that I never though I'd be able to find in Singapore. I spent five minutes looking like an idiot, tipping the cup over my mouth and trying to shake out the last bits of smoothie stuck at the bottom.
This eatery also doubles as a great cafe. It has a relaxed and trendy ambience, and serves a variety of organic teas and coffees. There is a collection of women magazines and humanitarian newsletters for browsing, and the staff are friendly and helpful.
Vegans who don't mind a little honey, milk and eggs in a few dishes will still be at home because more than half the menu is vegan friendly.
I definitely don't think the food is overpriced for the quality you get. For about $10-$15 a meal, it's no more expensive than most other casual dining restaurants out there. The prices of the drinks are easily comparable to other cafes like Starbucks and TCC.
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