Went down to Soul Veggie (3 Temple Street) for dinner - ordered Jajangmyeon, Doenjang Jjigae, Mungbean pancakes (the last pic is the appetisers). The food was pretty alright, if a little expensive (which is understandable, because of the location). But I suppose because it’s still a new restaurant, there are still several kinks in service/waiting times to be ironed out. Regardless, it’s still worth a try! I’ll probably try the japchae next time.
Mmmm...green tea. Friends, it doesn’t have to taste like grass! This one is actually really sweet with cardamom, stevia and turmeric in it. (The Sweet Himalayan from Vahdam teas). If you don’t already have a green tea drinking habit, get one. For a million reasons, like immunity, boosting metabolism, decreasing cancer risks, digestion, etc, etc. Just do it. 👌🏻
got this as a Christmas present from a dear friend, whom I’m very thankful for because people rarely take my diet into account when buying snacks (and I don’t blame them, it’s hard to read ingredient lists when you’re not used to it). I normally sample chocolate in small pieces, but I ate half in one go... you get it, it’s great. I love the crunchiness of the nuts. Vegan chocolate is wonderful because it is mostly never overpoweringly sweet, and it’s nice to taste the cocoa instead of just refined sugar.
The Clef Cafe is so homely, and the staff are so friendly and welcoming it actually makes lunch an immensely enjoyable experience. This was the minced mushroom noodles - the sauce matched the chewy, thin noodles so well! The prices are really affordable, do drop by if you haven’t been there.
A new vegetarian cafe at the West, and it’s rather close to NTU too! The Clef Cafe at Nanyang CC labels their vegan options. We got the duck congee ($4.80), mushroom soup ($5.80) and the chicken cutlet rice ($5.80 - not vegan). The duck congee makes use of mushrooms instead of mock meat, and the flavour reminded me of the duck noodles I used to eat years ago. The mushroom soup was rich and intense - kinda felt like mushroom essence haha. The chicken cutlet is really delicious too, if you’re not vegan!
made a rare trip to the east and happened upon Grove, so I ate the signature truffle noodles ($8.80) and dad got the tomato noodles ($6.80). The crispy spicy monkeyhead mushrooms on skewers are also a must-try (not pictured). I normally dislike truffles, but this was one of the most amazing noodle dishes I’ve ever had. Somehow the noodles and the truffle oil just went really well together. Grove, come to the west and take my money 💸