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114-116, Jalan Berhala, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A cultural centre for a treat, but not for lunch

28 Jan 2012

Update Jan 2012- Visited for lunch, upstairs now expensive thali only for lunch, downstairs pay as you like thali only. Would not recommend a lunchtime visit.

Was hard to find as it's actually inside the cultural centre. We nearly gave up, but I'm glad we persevered. It's actually only about a 5 minute walk from Sentral station. It's a buffet style afare, bar the dosa's which you have to order. Everything is very tasty and very fresh with a wide variety of dishes on offer. And to top it all off you pay what you want. Seemed like many people were'nt paying at all, but we thought 20 ringgits each was fair as it was all very very good.
Updated from previous review on Wednesday February 02, 2011

55 Leboh Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Good, very chep Indian cuisine

08 Nov 2009

For a slap up Indian meal in Kuala Lumpar, this is the place. Rammed with Indian Malaysians (always a good sign) the metre long dosas come particularly recommended. Sure, we aren't in a world of gourmet neccessarily here, but at these prices, who's complaining? And don't get me wrong, it is very good. Service is friendly, if the English isn't great, and a decent Indian veggie style in KL makes a nice change, even if this is the world of veggie gourmet delights.

Green Bldg 1F, 5-1-17 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Okay food, small portions

03 Feb 2011

Set at the back of a Neals Yard shop, Brown Rice's very friendly staff served up okay fare in exceedingly small portions. The burger was, literally two bites big. Best thing was the box of delights containing pickles and vegetables was the best thing we ordered. The bill was frightening, a lot bigger than the portions!

Ground floor, Galleria Luisa, Gallares St, Tagbilaran, Philippines

Buzzz Cafe

25 Jan 2016

A bit cheaper than the Panglao branches, it's one of the very few veggie friendly options in Tagbilaran as presently there are no veggie restaurants here. Dishes include veg lumpia (local dish), pasta, pizza, cassava chips with dips, and breakfast options and deserts.

The problem with Buzzz is the savoury food is quite sweet. The pizza has pineapple, lettuce and carrot, the mustard honey dressing on the flower salad (also filled with pineapple) is a bit sickly.

The ice cream in cassava cone is quite nice and can be grabbed on the go.

222 Moo 4 Wiang Tai, Pai, Thailand

Good food very cheap with Mock meats

10 Feb 2010

At the moment of this review this is the only pure veggie place in town and it is entirely vegan.

The owner is Taiwanese and the cooking is very much mock meat Chinese cuisine.

It's very tasty and cheap. I recommend the fake meat options, nice veg tempura, a lovely tofu and seaweed soup and one of the best thing I had was a dish just marked stir fried vegetables.

The place is not great on atmosphere or nice seating but the cuisine is very tasty and as the only pure veg place in town it does the trick. it's very cheap to.

Buffet option of 3 dishes for 30 baht or an ala carte menu where most dishes are about 60 baht.

Thanon Song Wat, Samphanthawong, Bangkok, Thailand

Very good

25 Dec 2014

Offering an extensive menu, this tucked away place had some very good dishes. The Chinese leaf was delicious. It is relatively quite expensive though.

8 Smith St, Central Singapore, Singapore

Decent cheap lunch option

11 Feb 2011

Popped in for lunch- there were only 4 options available: cold almond tofu, cold noodles, vegetable spaghetti and a brown rice set.I settled for the spaghetti. It was chaotically busy, but once I finally managed to order, the food came quickly. As is often the case in Asia with ordering western dishes, it was spaghetti jim, but not as we know it. It was more like a tomato and carrot soup with spaghetti floating in it. I have to admit I was wary at the sight of it, but it was suprisingly good. It was a very big portion, and at s$6.50 for meal and a drink, I had no complaints. Recommended for a cheap lunch eat- seemed to be shut when I went past at dinner time.

92 Berwick Street, Soho, London, London, England

Acceptable grub

25 Dec 2014

Okay for a quick snack, but pretty pricey. Well located, but only a few tables. A place to pick up a snack and a coffee on the go, not to sit down for a meal. Fresh juices are available, but be prepared to pay upwards of £4.

24/1 Moo 3 Viegtai, Pai, Thailand

No longer vegetarian- update sent

15 Feb 2011

Chef has gone away, no longer vegetarian. Vegetarian options available but check they don't sneak ijn the shrimp paste.


It has the some fabulous red rice! Only went once and the food is just Thai, vegan options available just ask for no egg.

It's like no Thai food I've ever had and I've been to Thailand at least 15 times. Exotic is accurate. There was a crispy rice salad and the rice was bunched up in crispy balls with nice chopped veggies and fresh herbds. This was very good and interesting.

There was a Tofu steak with a gravy and salad of chopped raw okra. There was something kind of off about this dish. The tofu was squishy, I guess I'm not really a fan of raw okra and the gravy was to salty and not particularly to my liking.

These were the only dishes I tried. I tried to come back during opening times during Chineses new year, it was open but the chef had gone to market and I was told to go somewhere else. so unfortunately, I didn't have a chance to sample more before I left Pai. Could use more sampling/reviews of this as it is a relatively new restaurant only 2 months old at the time of this review and it could use the business.

It has mostly comfy floor seating Thai style so if you a table only sitting Falang be warned. There was definately a pretty good jazz singer too and a bar with tasty shakes. If you are vegan ask for coconut milk instead and if you dislike sugar substitue with honey! The mixed berry shake done in this manner is divine!
Updated from previous review on Tuesday February 16, 2010

9-10 Soho Street, London, UK, London, England

Hare Krishna slops

25 Dec 2014

Made to be inoffensive, but not to have any taste, this is sloppy daal and saag gobi made in bulk.

250 Camden High St, Camden, North West London, England

Good vegan cafe style food

09 Mar 2010

It's got some great vegan/veg food, smoothies, vegan cocktails, salad bar and juices. The best thing is the deleicious desserts that are nutritional and in most cases vegan.

What is on the menu is always well made and tasty. I go there a lot so the menu can be a bit samey. It is very limited for a la carte so there is a set amount of dishes and they do repeat frequently. Also it is a bit cafeteria buffet style and it's rather pricey for the limited dishes on offer and not very large portions.

The seating is okay, much nicer in the summer when you can sit outside downstairs on a nice day and have camden canal as your back drop.

Tanao Rd, Bangkok, Thailand

Standard fare

07 Jan 2014

Four or five options to put on brown rice or noodle soup available. Mock meats, mushrooms & greens, but all cold from standing around for so long.

C/Cardenal Casañas 7, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona, Spain

NOT exciting

08 Nov 2009

Atypical veggie food, BUT it is carnivore central, Barcelona. Basically you're looking at a pre-set dish of the day (from my 8 years of visiting this is always a thali) or mediocre baguettes. What you do get is a wonderful array of juices- so many to choose from- all freshly made on the spot. Service is dreadful, but hey, this is Spanish time. And let's face it: what are your veggie options in jamon tapas' land? Worth a visit- just.

35 Selegie Road, 01-07 Parklane Shopping Mall, Central Singapore, Singapore

Decent grub, small portions

11 Feb 2011

With acceptable low to mid range prices and nice enough food, this Loving Hut is worth a visit, though with all the TV screens showing and walls covered in Supreme Master TV bumpf, it felt a little culty. The golden nuggets were particularly good and the drinks 'raspberry youth', 'minty cool' were very nice. The burger was disappointing and very very small though. As is often the case with Asia, the dishes had a tendency to be overly sweet. This was ofset by asking for the chilli sauce! A meal for two came to S$40.

21 Lisle St, London, England


25 Dec 2014

The mock duck was quite good, but overall Mr. Kong underwhelms. Standard fare at inflated prices, but Chinatown is bereft of options for vegetarians.

447/33 Soi Watthana Sin, Soi 4 Ratchapraprop, Bangkok, Thailand

Pretty good stuff

15 Feb 2011

Quite a limited menu, small place with only one outside table, but the dishes were, bar the pakora, all good. Had the black lentil dahl and the papad masalas. The stand out dish was the clay-oven garlic nan, delicious!

Simuang Road, Vientiane, Laos

one of the better buffets in Vietiane

22 Feb 2010

Very cheap buffet of traditional Laotion cuisine. Lots of fresh herbs, nice uncooked spring rolls loads of sauces, various fake meats and very vegan friendly.

While Nirvana has nice food, unfortunately it is an example of pure veggie resturants in Vietiane. No al a carte that I could glean in a rather functional cafeteria style setting and one style of cuisine.

It would be so nice if there were some pure Veg places here that could be more imaginative, especially if you are here a week and long for more interesting fare.

Ban Tai, Koh Phangan, Thailand

Simple and cheap

28 Jan 2012

Nice to find a veg option in Haad Rin and this simple and cheap place does the trick. Basic menu- your standard noodles, green curry's etc. The tofu Laap is recommended. Hearty, healthy country style cooking all done freshly by these friendly people. 3 1/2 would be the fair score

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