Going Veggie

I do not know why I’m posting so much on food, but here’s another food-related post! I’m not a vegetarian, at one point in my life, I’d always thought I’d never be able to go without meat, but I went through a phase and realised that eating vegetarian once in a while is not that bad after all. A friend of mine went vegetarian in the past year and while she’s not particular about eating at vegetarian places, we find that it’s easier to go someplace that serves vegetarian food exclusively. The last time we met up, we decided to go to LingZhi Vegetarian. The website states that it serves “Chinese vegetarian gourmet cuisine”, but it seems a little fusion to me; they have things like bisque and truffle items on the menu.

What I like about this place is that they do not have too many items that are made with gluten (I’ve always thought that eating mock meat kind of defeats the purpose of going vegetarian). The food’s unique, tasty and I do not notice the lack of meat in the dishes.

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We had Sauteed Monkey Head Mushrooms with Dried Chilli, Mock Duck Meat, a sweet, sour, spicy salad with beancurd skin and a herbal soup served in young coconut. I loved the Sauteed Monkey Head Mushrooms with Dried Chilli…that is the one dish that I would go for again and again. I didn’t realise that those were mushrooms, because the texture was strange, like chicken, but smoother. The salad was really good, but spicy, even for someone who likes her spice. The beancurd skin was marinated very well and turned out really tasty. The mock duck meat, which is essentially deep fried beancurd skin, was a tad bit too salty. The most interesting dish we had was the herbal soup, which was served in the husk of a young coconut and cooked in coconut juice. Not the most appealing to me, but the coconut juice did make it very fragrant. what i did like about it was the way it was served – smoking…

I thoroughly enjoyed the meal there and it was also good to meet up with friends in a casual dining setting.


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