Friday, November 17, 2017

What’s their secret?

Grove is a go-to for a good one bowl meal! Dry Truffle Noodle (S$8.8), simple awesome! What’s their secret? Is it the noodle? Is it the truffle oil? Is it …? The best way to find out would probably be taste it, enjoy it.   

Dry Kung Pao Noodle (S$6.8), is one of my favourites.  Simple lunch yet feel great.

Where: Grove一素by elemen. SingPost Centre #01-151, 10 Eunos Road, S408600
Website: grove.singapore

Thursday, November 16, 2017

I’m a vegetarian, what can I order?

Team lunch at Cook & Brew. Here again, dining at level 33 with a lovely sea view. 

I’m a vegetarian, what can I order? There aren’t much vegetarian options available, so I ordered the Handmade Ricotta Cavatelli (S$28++) again and Shoe String Fries (S$6++).   The presentation of this dish - Ricotta Cavatelli was so much better than what I had in April.  Taste wise – delectable!   Love the Shoe String Fries a lot, I can’t stop eating it.

My wonderful bosses ordered some vegetarian friendly starter dishes for all to share – Roasted Broccoli (S$14++) and Burrata (S$21++).  Interesting presentation. Such a fun and delicious team lunch.

It would be much more fantastic if Cook & Brew could has more vegetable forward cuisine dishes on their menu which mean more vegetarian choices.


Delicious KOKO Thai Ice Cream!

This wonderful delicious KOKO Thai Ice Cream was the result of ripening of our instant karma. 

A beautiful and rewarding experience for us to remember. Just 1-2 hours ago, we both added a little dose of generosity and gratitude to this universe. Surprisingly! We’re both rewarded indirectly with this free ice cream and it’s extremely soft, yummy and refreshing with real coconut fresh! Love it! Simple pleasures and happiness in life!

So, when there’s a chance to do good, go for it. You can really add positiveness to our World. One day, good things will just come back in different forms. You never know … [smile][gratitude]

Friday, November 03, 2017

Mummy Yummy @ Shenton House with a beautiful cause ...

In this world, there are many amazing vegetarian restaurateurs and owners who operate vegetarian eateries not for profit but for the continuality of this beautiful cuisine and for a good cause. I salute them for their hard work, dedication and the losses they bear in such ventures.

I chanced upon Mummy Yummy in April 2017, hidden in Shenton House level 2 with other eateries where the nearby office workers go for cheap lunch options.  Just like other eateries here, Mummy Yummy doesn’t have fancy décor nor special menus. It serves basic traditional Vegetarian Bee Hoon, Olive Fried Rice, Chicken Rice and Curry Rice, selling at a very cheap price.  

Today, I’ve had my breakfast - Vegetarian Bee Hoon with Curry Potato @ $1.5 and for lunch - Curry Rice with more Curry @ $1.5.  
Also, they cook and deliver free vegetarian food to the needy in Singapore. For S$1, you can sponsor a free meal for the needy and help out in this wonderful cause.  I put some cash into their donation box for this beautiful cause.

Where: Mummy Yummy @ Shenton House. 3 Shenton Way, S068805 T: 6222 9244.  Opening Hour: Mon-Fr 8am-2pm

OMG! Is sugar cane flower!

[Throwback 4 September 2017] 
4 years ago, I lured her to Fo You Yuan Vegetarian Restaurant as she hasn't tasted sugar cane flower before. We're lucky to see this unusual sugar cane flower dish available on their menu, as this's seasonal dish and very rare that eateries serving this. How does sugar cane flower taste like? Shh…. A secret.
Not sure how she got it, she gave me some sugar cane flower few days back. For lunch today, I experiment cooking these sugar cane flower first time with what I can find in my kitchen!

Thursday, November 02, 2017

For a good bowl of vegetarian soupy noodle …

Needed a soupy noodle fix! I was delighted that Vegetarian Cuisine @ NTUC Foodfare located in Clifford Centre (Raffles Place), serves Mee Tai Mak with Vegetarian Fish Ball @ S$4.5 on Thursday, besides the normal economical rice.  

Mee Tai Mak paired well with bean sprout and lettuce. I’m glad the Bean sprout in this noodle is fresh and crunchy.  Mee Tai Mak is rather unique in this part of the world and it reminds me of a rare dish which I had in Malaysia as a child - Claypot Crabmeat Mee Tai Mak and the gravy in it was rather similar to light-coloured Hor Fun gravy, which I yet to find it on the menu of any vegetarian eateries.

For healthy diner, just order one serving of vegetable dish. This stall has a long queue and I guess for a good reason …. 

Where: Clifford Centre NTUC FoodFare. 24 Raffles Place, S048621

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

@ Palm Beach Seafood – Vegetarian Menu, please?

What business does a vegetarian have at Palm Beach Seafood? It is a Team Lunch where 3 out of 8 members are vegetarians!  We asked if they had a vegetarian menu - they said no.  A little disappointed.  

Anyway, we requested the tofu, vegetable, fried noodle and fried rice dishes to be cooked in vegetarian friendly way and for sharing. The Braised Tofu with Gingko Nuts and Green, Green Asparagus with Shimeji Mushroom and Fried Noodle were surprisingly delicious. The Vegetarian Fried Rice was a little too dry and hard, and I believe this dish can be cooked more creatively with better plant-based ingredients.
In this era, it is very common for people who are vegetarian or have special dietary requirements dine together with other non-vegetarians. We often pick places that cater to our needs and offer alternative choices like creative vegetarian menus. 

Monday, October 30, 2017


龙门斋这店名不知为什么就是很容易让我连想到龙门客栈。也许武侠小说看多了吧,或许二十多年前,好像也有家龙门客栈素餐馆在牛车水。今晚去牛车水,路过龙门斋,就向店小二要碟斋马来炒面(Mee Goreng S$4), 出乎料之外超好吃的。很少见到素餐馆用那种的素廋肉炒面,合我的胃口。 印度炒米粉 Indian Bee Hoon Goreng,或是干炒 Dry Mee Siam ,这两道小吃,就比较难找到斋的,如果有就太好了。



Where: 39 Temple Street S058584

Saturday, October 28, 2017

'You are what you eat' & 'I realised I was nuts!'

Saw this poster in Jhana Grove. At a glance, it could mean - "eat good food in order to be healthy and fit".

I guess, in a deeper sense, in cultivating good health both physical and mentally, plus happiness, pay attend to things we consume like edible foods as well as be mindful of those products indirectly contains toxins such as certain websites, films, TV programs, magazines, books, conversations etc ...'

PS: “Tools of Titans” author Tim Ferriss believes he’s the average of the five people he spends the most time around."

Friday, October 27, 2017

A new breed of vegetarian restauranteurs …

With a new breed of vegetarian restaurateurs these days, here is what you get – wholesome and nutritious delicious dishes with a creative twist.

I like this dish at GreenDot - Stir-fry Brocooli with Creamy Pumpkin Puree ($5.9). It uses pumpkin which is a good source of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and also lends a naturally sweet flavour and beautiful yellow colour to the dish. If pine nuts or almond slice or cashew nuts are added, it would lend this dish extra crunch!

Those lovely green bunch of florets (brocooli) has a taste of “wok hei”, Oishii!  It’s high in fibre, iron, potassium, magnesium, calcium, thiamine, niacin, riboflavin, vitamin Bs and C plus beta-carotene.

With so much goodness in this dish, what are you waiting for?

Where: Greendot (Vivocity Outlet) 1 Harbourfront Walk, Vivo City #02-150 T: +65 6873 2301

Thursday, October 26, 2017

A new genre of modern, causal, wholesome Vegetarian Cuisine at Greendot ...

Life is great, isn’t it? Doing things that we love:  tasting the creatively crafted brand-new dishes at Greendot (exclusively at Vivocity and Paya Lebar). Great to know that Greendot focuses on using wholesome ingredients to offer a nutritious vibrant home-cooked dishes that ANYONE can go for good hearty meal.
Sweet & Sour Crispy Nuggets ($7.9)
Herbal Lion’s Mane Mushroom ($7.9)
A well-loved popular classic is the Sweet & Sour Crispy Nuggets ($7.9). It’s hard not to love this. If it is the Lion’s Mane Mushroom that you are after, don’t miss the Herbal Lion’s Mane Mushroom ($7.9), which pairs well with fragrant sesame rice (tasted like chicken rice) or brown rice.  

 Golden Mango Yogurt Konnyaku ($7.9)
Another new addition to the menu is the Golden Mango Yogurt Konnyaku ($7.9). It is coated with batter and deep fried - it goes well eaten alone or with the tasty tangy mango-yogurt sauce.

All these dishes are affordable. The menu comprises of dishes intended to be shared among friends. The small serving is perfect for single diners or for sharing (2-3 pax) which allow the sampling of more dishes. If you like a particular dish, just get another plate.

For drink, try this - I call it the “one glass is never enough” addictive Osthmanthus Jelly with wolfberries drink. 

Are you hungry already? Head over to Greendot then!

Where: Greendot (Vivocity Outlet) 1 Harbourfront Walk, Vivo City #02-150 T: +65 6873 2301

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Lunch & Learn @ Work

Lunch & Learn Session at Work – “ The Road to Inner Peace – Mindfullness’! Interesting. Give me a good and delicious vegetarian sandwiches, please! 

I’ve a good vegetarian sandwiches from PAUL SINGAPORE CATERING  #Paul1889

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

OMG! Fallen in LOVE with this Laksa @ GreenDot Vivocity …

OMG! Fallen in LOVE with this Laksa @ GreenDot Vivocity … So beautiful. So delicious.

Where: 1 Harbourfront Walk, #02-150, S098585 T:+65 6873 2301     

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Catch up with my Muslim ex-colleague at VeganBurg ...

Wonderful - a place where our special diet requirements are met - a Vegetarian and a Muslim. Here, we grab a bite of the Chili Krab Burger, Halloween Special Tiller Burger (with a special, fun and interesting presentation - smoke from dry ice) and Creamy Shrooms! 

Enjoyed these wholesome and delicious burgers.

Where: 44 Jalan Eunos S419502 T: 6844 6868

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Drinking Tea @ Jhana Grove Meditation Centre

In retreat, I think it’s good to have some calming tea available, letting retreatant feel relax and settle into the environment fast or able to have better sleep at night, then able to meditate.  I remembered in those Executive Retreats, often, special afternoon tea served by the hotel are pandan, lemon grass, blue pea, roselle … (w/wo sugar)

In Jhana Grove, I often made a cup of coffee in the morning and a cup of tea in the afternoon. Then, simply sat down, leaning this – “When there’s nothing to do, then do nothing. When there is something to do, give it 100%”.

Some kind soul left different type of ginger and chamomile tea bags there – chamomile and peppermint, chamomile with honey, chamomile with vanilla, peppermint, ginger with honey, ginger …

Sitting down and enjoy it. A way to learn how to relax and give the body the rest it needed. Not rushing and reacting to every single thoughts that come to mind … 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Lunch Time, there’s So Much to eat @ Jhana Grove Meditation Centre

We kept 8 precepts, which means we ate only 2 meals a day, no dinner. Yet, I put on so much weight. Result of happiness, gratitude and very good appetite there.

Lunch was buffet style where we’ve brown rice/pasta, few vegetables dishes, garden salad, western dessert, cake, ice cream and assorted fresh fruit. Even homemade Chilli. Simply delicious and cooked by Michelle, the 75yo hired cook (her last time cooking there, retiring) for 60 retreatants with some helps from the retreatants on assigned duties.

I helped with cutting vegetable from 7-8am on some days after the morning meditation and before the morning dharma talk. The vibe was so peaceful and such a pleasant experience. Seeing all working in harmony and noble silence. What’s a pleasure! Rejoice.

Ps: No dinner, but at 5.30pm tea time, chocolate, candy and cheese will be served.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Delicious Vegetarian options @ PRET Singapore

I fell in love with the Avocado & Herb Wrap which I had at PRET @ Bicester Village. So good to see PRET in Singapore Changi Airport T3 Departure Transit area, on 27 Sep 17 night, waiting to board the SQ flight to Perth.  

Cool! More vegetarian choices. Indecisive, should I have this or that?  So stood there so long, I like something hot but I can’t forget the tasty wrap I had before. In the end, I grab an Avocado & Pine Nut Wrap ($9) and a cuppa of Latte. The unique taste combination of mayo, pine nut and avocado – simply aromatic, delicious and satisfying.

The customer service here was excellent. Friendly and thoughtful staff that went the extra mile for getting me a coffee. Memorable, I appreciate it.  So another unforgettable dining experience with PRET. 

First, it was good and vegetarian friendly options on their menu and now the great customer service.  Will be back for more, definitely.

Where: Pret A Manger Singapore. Changi Airport Terminal 3, Level 2, Departure Lounge (Central) Transit Area.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Please sit down and enjoy a cuppa of tea ...

A happy vegetarian, doing nothing, drinking tea and people watching at Grill, Perth. Life is beautiful. 

Friday, October 13, 2017

Breakfast @ Jhana Grove Meditation Centre

Daily vegetarian meals were prepared by Michelle (75yo, hire cook) for 60 retreatants and some others. Within the vicinity in the forest, there is no eateries or shops, bus or cab for hailing. No UberEat or Deliveroo! 

Able to have a good breakfast and a hot bowl of porridge with traditional condiments in the cold morning, was simply wonderful.  By adding gratitude and mindfulness, even a simply DIY toasted bread with jam is simply delicious. In here, I cultivated appreciating even little things in life and feel peace and happiness.

Breakfast buffet menu: Porridge/Noodle, Cereal, Yogurt, Oatmeal, Milk & Juice, assorted fresh Fruits and Toast with assorted jam, honey and butter. Hot beverage: Coffee, Tea, Milo etc. 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

My vegetarian aeroplane meals on the recent SQ flights! - lesser carbon footprint

Yes, I ordered a vegetarian meal. Not only do I get to be served earlier and it reduces our carbon footprint and ensure a greener environment too! Feeling satisfy! 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Vegetarian Food Hunt in Perth …

Vegetarian Food Lovers, shouldn’t miss this awesome vegetarian restaurant in Perth at James St, Northbridge. In this traditional vegetarian food restaurant, I had the BEST Vegetarian Curry Laksa (A$12) in my 24 years of being a vegetarian! OMG, simply scrumptious! A big bowl of Curry Laksa noodle, I’m surprised by different laska ingredients available in this dish.  Service is good!  Make my day.

The location is not difficult to find. After visiting AGWA, I took the BLUE Transperth’s CAT bus (which is a free and convenient means of travelling around the Perth CBD). Alight at Russell Square stop or Northbridge stop and the restaurant is within a short walking distance.  

Address: 1/220 James St, Northbridge WA 6003, Australia

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Keeping 5 precepts & chilling at Rubix Bar & Cafe

Waiting for my “UBER” transport to Jhana Grove Retreat Centre at Serpentine (A$130/A$45 (sharing with 2 more pax), one way). So, sitting in Rubix Bar & Cafe in Perth, facing the street and enjoying my BIG bowl of Fries (A$10), watching people passing by and chilling out at the bar across the street. 

It’s Friday afternoon in Perth and happy hours started, people were off work early and heading toward the Bar for a drink.
For me, no alcohol please. Even before I took my 5 precepts, I don’t crave or find alcohol appealing. Boring me, missing out the fun, never mind. Nay! No chance of me getting out of control under the influence of alcohol. [smile]

Friday, September 29, 2017

Enjoying a relaxing breakfast on a Friday Morning...

To start my day with a fulfilling healthy breakfast, an EXTRA portion of fruits. And good weather today, so NICE!
Grill @ Murray Street, Perth… Great for people watching (they're going to work) with a cuppa of coffee, enjoying ME time.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Is there something for me (a little vegetarian) on your new menu?

Hmm….my favourite food is delicious vegetarian food!
Finally, at 140 Perth, I walked pass a Chinese Restaurant -  BamBamBoo, browsed through their menu and saw few vegetarian options, shallot noodle, shallot rice, Vegetarian rice set and vegetarian dim sum etc. Cool, vegetarian friendly and I ordered Shallot Noodle (A$8.2).
Address: 25/140 William St, Perth WA 6000, Australia

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

I’m an Herbivorous, tell me where to eat and snacks in Perth …

Herbivorous friendly. Seasonal. Reasonably priced menu. Good food. Cheerful wait staff. For the little vegetarian to eat a little vegetarian meal. Where to find? 
Walking along King Street to St Georges Terrace, I chanced upon this little café - That's Thai, with a big poster  and I spotted the word Vegetarian! Happy! and I decided to go there for my meal – Vegetarian Green Curry with Rice @ A$9.9.  Lovely!

Address: 172 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000, Australia.

Monday, September 25, 2017


我就是我,来餐馆用餐,很少会挑饭菜式的套餐。请给我特别点的吧!  在这里,我看上了非传统式的自制罗加 ($6.9+),就点一份。给我一个普罗旺天妇罗鲜菇($7.9+)。再来个舒食沙爹串 ($7.9)和加一个营养小米粥 ($11.9)。暂时就这样。

营养小米粥漂亮美味,但不够热,因为是盛在沙窝的。吃得开心又饱的简单蔬食晚餐。吃饱了, 就让世界因为有了我们变得更美好吧。

Where: idealite. 153 Rocher Road. Bugis Village. S188428. 11am-9pm. Tel: +65 6264 7100.
Facebook: @idealitesg

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Let’s hang out at a vegetarian friendly place …

So, we’re at idealite @ Bugis Village! Come and discover the true taste of a refreshing vegetarian rojak ($6.9+)! Here, the rojak sauce is served in a little container with nuts (no peanuts). You don’t see any grounded peanuts but the nuts taste extremely different and delicious with the rojak sauce. Hmmm … there’re some ingredients which you don’t often see in traditional rojak – cherry tomatoes and mango.  Brilliant! It’s a new way of enjoying rojak. 
You can poke a piece of the ingredient and dip it in the sauce. Or you can do it the traditional way by mixing the sauce with all the ingredients.  No fix rule, so flexible! I like it.   
Yes, I like this place and the beautiful saying on the wall “We have the power to change the World” and “让世界因为有了我们变得更美好”. Cool and inspiring!  

Where: idealite. 153 Rocher Road. Bugis Village. S188428. 11am-9pm. Tel: +65 6264 7100.
Facebook: @idealitesg

Live Colourfully & Give Love …

Happiness is sometimes as simple as that. Live life colourfully just like this Galaxy Cream Cheese Rainbow Cake ($8). The colour of this rainbow cake is so pretty and sweet.  And give love like this little cuppa of Piccolo Latte aka Baby Latte ($5.4). Though, it is tiny but strong, loving kindness is a powerful force.  Aha! What a wonderful world!
Love the romantic ambience at Mellow Coffee, the smell of coffee, the lovely soft music, the chic décor and the peaceful spaciousness. 
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