Fortune Centre: "Vegetarian Food Central" Top 5 Page for this destination Singapore Restaurant Tip by xuessium

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by xuessium

I'm talking about Chinese vegetarian here. Yes, it's a BIG world of made-believe. Fake pork, fake chicken, fake duck. Gluten, Hydrolysed soy proteins, Vegetables. It's a real paradox. Really. If you are a real vegetarian, then why pretend that you are eating meat? So sinful.

However, my peeve aside, this is the place to be these days to get good and economical Chinese vegetarian in the city. There are 4 floors of the "shopping mall" and spread thickly among distributor offices, shops selling Buddhist amulets and a health club, you'll find vegetarian eateries and shops, big and small.

There are shops selling organic vegetarian items as well...including pre-packed frozen ones. A few of the bigger eateries have gained fame and followers and it is no longer a rare sight to see these eateries and restaurants fully packed at meal times and even worse on the sacred Buddhist holidays. (There is a famous Buddhist Kwan In Temple - for the Boddhisattva of Compassion - not just 5 minutes walk away from the building)

Favorite Dish: Generally lighter tasting than the real thing, many of these eateries had rolled out local dishes, but done so vegetarian style sans meat. So you'll find Laksa with fake fish slices and prawns. Curry with fake chicken. (I actually prefer the veges!)

Standard varies among eateries and restaurants. A good indication would be to gauge by the amount of customers! Singaporeans only go for the good stuff.

Prices naturally will also vary among each eateries/coffeeshops as well between the more economical fare to the more upmarket restaurant fare.

Address: 190 Middle Road, Singapore 188979
Directions: At the intersection of Bencoolen Street and Middle Road. NAFA is just across Middle Road. About 15-20 minutes walk from Bugis MRT Station.
Rating: 3
Theme: Vegan/Vegetarian

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 22, 2006
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