We will soon celebrate one of the most big days in the world, especially for all the Buddhists. It is the day where every Buddhist in the world commemorates the life of Gautama Buddha. The day where we commemorate his birth, enlightenment, and death is known as “Vesak Day”.
People commemorate this big day in different ways. The Buddhists will go to the temple, pray, or do a charity event, etc. On the other side, the others will have a one-day holiday to spend. Since it is Vesak Day, most Buddhists may consider being a vegetarian on that day. In fact, everyone can try to be a vegetarian. Being a vegetarian will make you healthier and can save the world. So, why don’t you try to become a vegetarian, just one day. Doing it on Vesak Day should be the best choice.
Some people may think being a vegetarian is boring. There will not be many dishes options to choose from, and may end up eating bland dishes. Anyway, that’s all not true. Vegetarian dishes are now getting lots of improvement. Many chefs or people who succeeded to create vegetarian dishes are as delicious as non-vegetarian dishes. They make it from soy, flour and seasoning. Thus, let’s try to be a vegetarian! Here are some vegetarian restaurants that you can look up on Vesak Day:
You can land your choice at the Greendot restaurant. This is the largest vegetarian restaurant chain in Singapore. You can find them at Paya Lebar Square, One Raffles Place, and Northpoint City. If you don’t have any idea where to start or still hesitate to be a vegetarian, why don’t you try to eat a menu where you can taste most of the dishes? We will recommend you to visit Greendot right away and aim for their Bento Set!
By ordering their Bento Set, starting from $5.9, you can taste some of the vegetarian dishes in enough portions. Signature Lion Mane Mushroom Rendang with Turmeric or Crispy Beancurd Skin w Sesame Rice Bento Set will be good to be your first vegetarian food that you try. There are also foods that you usually eat daily. Their vegetarian version of Laksa Noodles and Mee Pok w Fried Mixed Veg Gyoza are ready to amaze you.
Deciding to eat vegetarian food for one day may become a sudden change for someone, especially for people who really love to eat meat or fast food. However, don’t let this reason affect your decision. If you think eating vegetables will be hard for you, then you can try Veganburg. Located at 44 Jalan Eunos, this place is the heaven for vegetarians and vegans (who don’t eat dairy products) to eat fast food especially burgers in a healthier way.
Veganburg can ensure their food is cholesterol and hormone free. There are 10 different burgers that you can taste starting from $8.90 – $11.90. If you got confused to choose one of them, then you can try their best seller “Creamy Mushroom” and the award winner “Chili Krab”. Moreover, you can try their sidekicks: Bbq Franks, Chick N’ Tenders, Rainbow Salad, etc. What are you waiting for? Let’s place your order with them soon!
This place is suitable for anyone who wants to try vegetarian and gluten-free foods. Real Food provides some menus such as GF English Muffin with Scrambled Eggs and Sweet Pumpkin Pancakes. Besides, you can also try their slow bakes menu from sourdough, naturally-leavened soft loaves and buns. This restaurant is the paradise for bread lovers!
There’s a more interesting concept that Real Food provides to their customers. They sell Real Easy Kits for everyone who wants to make the dishes by themselves at home. Their Real Easy Kits are divided into 4 types: Breakfast, Spicy, Fresh and Grill, and Sweet. You can give this restaurant a try! The price starts from $2.20 to $98 and you can get free delivery service if the orders are $80 and above. Let’s visit them at 181 Orchard Road, 26 Beach Road, 30A Yishun Central 1, and in Penang (Lot/Unit No 3A-G-13D Block A, Ground Floor, Straits Quay, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang).
If you want to try vegetarian fine-dining, Elemen will be the best choice for you. The combination between their dining concept with the natural and meatless cuisine will make you realize that being a vegetarian can also taste exquisite dishes. Go fill up your stomach with them at Millenia Walk, HarbourFront Centre, PLQ Mall, Woodlands Height, and Great World. It’s really worth every penny.
There is one menu that you definitely must try with your friends or relatives. The menu is called “Oldie-Licious”. Usually the old Chinese cuisine used lots of meats and seafood. Thus, this is the right time to try it in a vegetarian way! Starting from $42.80++ per pax, you can taste the Stir Fried King Oyster Mushroom, Double-Boiled Soup, Vinegar Lor Mie, and 4 others dishes and Peachy Orange Lemongrass Juice. Moreover, Elemen also has lots of menu items that will make you amaze that it exists.
Zi Zai Vegetarian
For those who live around Yishun, Tampines, Bendemeer, Jalan Mas Puteh, or Bishan can try to go to Zi Zai Vegetarian. This restaurant makes you taste most of Singaporean’s favorite food in the vegetarian version. This restaurant also will give you homemade-kind of sensation. Most of their dishes are simple yet look tasty in a black and white plating.
Zi Zai Vegetarian has lots of menu items to satisfy your appetite. You can start from their local delight (Satay, Carrot Cake, Spring Rolls, Wanton, etc), then you can try their main course such as Chicken Rice or Curry Fish Set. They also provides Laksa and Nasi Lemak for accompany your breakfast. Moreover, Zi Zai Vegetarian is one of the vegetarian restaurants that succeeded in making our most Indian’s favorite food in vegetarian version. They proudly sell lots of Roti Prata in different flavors and also the famous Murtabak Prata and Roti Tissue start from $2.00.. Don’t forget to give them a try!