Singapore has to be one of the most wonderful places on earth for vegan food, it must surely rival Melbourne and possibly Portland and Berlin for the sheer variety and availability. It was a real struggle choosing from the massive list on Happy Cow, not something I've ever faced before, I felt almost like a normal traveller!
One of the first placed visited was Veganburg
, I had read some reviews of it in a blog and decided it was worth a visit, despite the fine selection of more exciting vegan cuisine on offer. It was interesting, located in what looks like a regular residential area in Eunos, proudly vegan and always busy with a very young clientele. The burgers are OK, they are quite basic when compared to Lord of the Fries in Melbourne for example but they hit the spot. It was wonderful though to see such explicit veganism and it was noticeable in other vegan places around the city too, like Deli Vege in Chinatown with its very bold design. I've added photos below of the food and in the interior design. Veganburg is clearly positioning itself as a franchise venture.
Next up was Zhen Fut Sai Kai
at 147 Kitchener Road (at near Farrer MRT Station & Mustaffa Shopping Centre, Little India), a very small authentic vegan Chinese place that is 50 years old, where the owner and her daughter sit at the next table topping and tailing beans and carrots and basically tell you what you should choose. The food was interesting and plentiful, not spectacular but clearly lovingly prepared.Living Greens
at 325 Beach Road was also visited and provides a healthy and tasty menu which is a mix of Western and Asian, all very tasty.
On the last day, I ate at Whole Earth Vegetarian
at 76 Peck Seah Street. They serve authentic Thai-Peranakan food with lots of lovely complex flavours and attention to detail. The Assam Pedas was an adventure, as was the tempeh, green bean and sambal. The mango tamarind tofu 'fish' dish was also exceptional. All washed down with iced lemongrass tea. Be sure to check their opening hours as they close for a couple of hours in the afternoon. Also, they are a bit more expensive than the other restaurants so definitely a treat meal.Deli Vege
do a mix of Japanese and Chinese food. Bento boxes and sushi alongside traditional Chinese dishes on the menu. The bento boxes are generous and tasty. Unfortunately it wasn't listed and I lost the business town but it's in Chinatown and so bold you can't miss it.
Finally: fresh coconuts- definitely try one of you can to take the edge off the heat and for a mere 3 singapore dollars.
Burger/ seaweed fries at Veganburg
Interior at Veganburg
Deli Veg bold interior
Assam Pedas at Whole Earth Vegetarian
Sambal tempeh and green beans and tamarind mango tofu 'fish'
tamarind mango tofu 'fish'
Who could resist coconut juice straight out of a freshly hacked open green coconut?