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Zen Fut Sai Kai Vegetarian Restaurant

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    ( 8 reviews )
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147 Kitchener Road (at near Farrer MRT Station & Mustaffa Shopping Centre, Little India), Central Singapore, Singapore,

Small vegetarian restaurant. 50+ years old. Many ingredients are handmade using fresh bean curd skins and gluten. No mock stuff used in the dishes. Dishes such as chicken balls made with fresh bean curd skins or sweet and sour style with pineapples, capsicums and fresh mushroom stewed with bitter gourd, hor fun, spring rolls, deep fried wanton and sugarcane flowers. Mixed vegetable curry on Sunday. Special Cantonese soup available on 1st and 15th day of lunar month. Look for picture of a laughing Buddha in yellow on the wall outside the restaurant. No GST and no service charge.

Category: Vegan, Chinese, Cantonese

Reviews (8)

First Review by Smck

local food - Edit

the only criticism was the service was too good, this didn't allow us to have. a proper look at the menu as the owner was recommending options as soon as we sat down.
we spit some Assam fish, a trio of.braised mock meats and a mixture of dried spring toll and wontons.
the Assam fish was the picking the three and was exceptional, rich with a little heat and bursting with flavours. the trip of mock meat was varied but the gravy was a wee bit bland and could have been better.themportions were plentiful and a bargain at the price. I would really recommend a visit here if in Singapore

Pros: staff, choice


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Homely, authentic Chinese vegan food - Edit

We visited this restaurant twice during our stay and enjoyed it both times. When we first arrived we were welcomed, seated and given menus by the friendly staff. Unfortunately the menus are difficult to understand, as it is not written in English. The staff were helpful though. As it was a Sunday when we went, we were told the specials on offer were the curry and spiced vegetable noodles, so we ordered both. The curry was amazing with such depth in flavour and the use of bean curd skins was simply stunning. The best curry we have possibly ever eaten. The spiced vegetable noodles were flavoursome too and the meal was accompanied with a delicious home made pickled vegetable side and dips that came free. We also ordered some malt beer and Chinese tea. In total the meal came to about $15. On our second visit we ordered the 3 braised meat assortment (tofu 3 ways) and tofu balls and vegetables. The crispy style tofu on the braised assortment was the closest I have came to crackling, very nice indeed, whilst the tofu balls were full of favour and texture. Most dishes are priced between £6-9 and value for money. Well worth a visit.

Pros: Tasty food and fantastic use of bean curd, Cheap, Friendly staff

Cons: Menu not in English


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Food wasn't the best but still a good experience - Edit

I've been to most vegan restaurants in Singapore and I wouldn't say this place was phenomenal, however it was cheap and satisfying. I ordered the big share meal with three other friends and we were really impressed with the mock meats but the soup and vegetable dishes were brilliant. Probably paid around $7-9 when I went by myself, and $10 when splitting the share platters. Staff are really sweet


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wow. - Edit

this place was so good. staff was friendly. the dishes we order were: spring rolls, assam fish and lo mei. all were delicious. the assam fish had serious flavor and the best dish we ordered. it was nice and spicy but not too crazy. perfect really. the lo mei was an assortment of fake meats. all the fake meats they make themselves. we also had a starter that was pickled veggies. that was so good. in the end, we left very happy and very full. our total was $30.60. definitely worth the cost. highly recommended. it is also super easy to get to from the mrt.

Pros: easy to get to, friendly, flavorful


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Unique bean curd - Edit

This place does really well with the bean curd--they're quite creative with how they make it. They use really good fresh mushrooms as well. The menu didn't have as much variety as I'd hoped (but still pretty good selections--just nothing exotic, and Singapore is kind of the place to go to try new dishes). The owner does chat with you a lot (maybe too much?), asking you where you're staying (and saying "that place is too expensive", etc.)--perhaps because I went alone. Note that prices have risen lately (the menu has the old prices crossed out with new prices written in)--most items are now S$9-13.

Pros: good bean curd and mushrooms, fast service

Cons: becoming more expensive, owner can be too chatty


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Family owned authentic restaurant - Edit

We happened to get there just 45 minutes before they closed. We were still invited in and welcomed in a very friendly way. The owner gives recommendations and confirmed that everything is vegan and for years. They make most of their beancurd themselves and it tastes great. So many different varieties! Try the fresh mushrooms as they taste great!
We were the last and only customers but the place was busy still, because the whole family and staff were busy forming moon cakes for the next day mid-autumn celebrations. Right in the restaurant area. This was a welcome glimpse into how they do most of the things by hand.

Be prepared to be seated on a big table with others as they only have few small tables. Or get there around 9pm, which I can only recommend because of the friendly atmosphere of the family and staff preparing for the next day.

The food is basic Cantonese and local food. Nothing fancy but well executed. We enjoyed our stay very much and already promised to come back when we are in Singapore next time.

Pros: Very friendly staff, Handmade yummy food, Fresh mushrooms and beancurd

Cons: Rather small


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cheap and cheerful - Edit

We ate dinner here one night as it was nearby our hotel. Pretty sure it's all vegan, we ordered the vegan mango chicken and the beancurd balls. Both dishes were very nice and fresh, the mango chicken was especially tasty. It's not the most amazing food in SG but there's not much else in that area and it's cheap. Would eat there again if in the area.


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