Whether you are pescatarian, vegetarian or vegan, SG has plenty to offer.
Beyond just eating responsibly sourced food, eating less meat, in particular, can be good for the planet and your health, research shows. For instance, one recent 2017 Singapore study found a link between red meat intake and Type 2 diabetes.
Good news: The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) named Singapore number two on its list of “Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Cities in Asia in 2016”. Behold the wide variety of veggie-centric spots around the Red Dot!
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The highlight at this Thai vegetarian restaurant? Its deep-fried Son-In-Law Eggs (pictured left; $14). Drizzled with a tangy sauce, the “egg whites” in these deep-fried croquettes are made with mashed-up yam and the “yolks” are mashed pumpkin.
The kitchen also uses aromatic ingredients such as coriander leaves and roots, chilli, citrus juices and palm sugar to great effect, most notably in the noodle dish, Tang Hoon Prawn In Claypot ($15). Another good thing to order: the Pomelo Salad ($10) that is chock-full of sweet, juicy fruit and crunchy nuts.
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In the restaurant‘s VIP Thali meal ($9.50), katoris (mini metal pots) are placed rim-to-rim on a tray lined with a banana leaf, each filled with a variety of vegetables and curries. What keeps the meal interesting is that you never know what will be served.
The chefs decide what vegetable dishes to prepare each day, so you may find selections like lightly sauteed okra or a mildly spicy fried snake gourd alongside regular dishes like raita (yogurt) and sambhar, a lentil-based vegetable stew. Carb lovers will appreciate having both white rice and biryani (Indian spiced mixed rice) served in individual katoris.
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The restaurant‘s signature nasi kerabu (blue rice) set ($6) includes blue basmati rice served with air-fried, soya-based ribbon fish, cucumber, boiled okra and sambal (chili pepper paste) with grated coconut, chopped bunga kantan (torch ginger flower) and kaffir lime leaves. The rice is coloured with natural dye from the blue pea flower.
Other delicious dishes: eggless kaya (coconut jam) toast ($3) and nasi lemak ($5), coconut basmati rice served with mushroom stem rendang (spicy gravy), cucumber slices and sambal.
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One of the pioneers of SG’s raw food movement, its menu has a good range of raw and vegetarian dishes as well as hormone-free chicken and fish, and doesn’t use red meat, cow dairy, white sugar, preservatives or artificial colouring in its food.
The cafe also has a range of gluten-free alternatives for those who are gluten-sensitive or intolerant. The menu includes salads such as Asian Quinoa ($18) and Pumpkin Rocket ($18) with caramelised onion; brown rice nori rolls (from $13); zucchini pesto pasta ($15.50); and homemade wholemeal salmon spinach pizza with aioli ($26).
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This Italian-inspired, meat-free concept offers herbivorous options like Snow Flake Strawberry Salad ($11.80) and Cream of Black Truffle Soup ($8.80).
Other delights include Zesty Oyster Mushroom Stone Pot Rice ($14.80) and its signature Star Pizza With Cream Cheese and Wasabi-Tomato Sauce ($17.80) and Lucky Clover Pizza ($17.80). Sufood also serves four- six- and eight-course meals (from $27.80).
NEXT: VeganBurg →
This American franchise‘s patties are made with soy or mushroom, and topped with everything from crispy onion rings to grilled pineapple and vegetables. There are eight burgers to choose from, ranging from an Avocado Beetroot ($9.90) to a Char-Grilled Satay ($9.90) burger. Top side dishes: BBQ franks ($5.90) and spinach pops ($5.90).
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Ala-carte treats at this fine-dining establishment include Zucchini Tower ($26), Lime Tofu with Green curry emulsion ($36), and Wild Rice with Eggplant Terrine ($36). For a value-for-money meal which includes these dishes, try its six-course set lunch ($38.80), or its seven-course set dinner ($68.80).
NEXT: Brownice Italian Vegan Ice Cream →
Well-known for its vegan-friendly ice cream made with brown rice milk (from $14 for a 473-millilitre tub), Brownice also serves savoury pizzas such as the Four Seasons Pizza that’s topped with spring artichoke, soy ham, sundried summer tomatoes, autumn mushrooms and Ligurian cured olives ($18).
NEXT: Bollywood Veggies →
Chef Ryan Clift’s innovative Open Farm Community restaurant is nestled in 35,000 square feet of green space in Dempsey. All the ingredients either come directly from the sprawling garden, or are sourced from local and regional farms within 400 kilometres. It’s often fully booked, so make a reservation in advance!
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Choose from veggie curry to dim sum such as crisp-fried yam croquettes and pan-fried carrot cake. Its Liat Towers branch offers three set menus (from $148 for four diners), while at Velocity@Novena Square, a lunch buffet is $22.80 a person from Mondays to Thursdays, and from $24.80 a person on Fridays, weekends and public holidays. Or, opt for its high tea or dinner buffets (from $14.80).
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By Joyce Teo, Rebecca Lynne Tan, Tan Hsueh Yun, Lydia Lam + Natasha Ann Zachariah, Text adapted from The Straits Times, January 2018
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