Category Archives: Chinese Cuisine

Vegetarian Lemon Chicken Rice @ He Xi Restaurant

S$3.00/plate

This lemon mock chicken tasted abit dry and hard as compared to non-vegetarian style of master piece chicken. But I can take it as I actually do not really like those real chicken tendency. Weird isn’t it?

But the mock chicken sure tasted crispy! 

   

As for the rice, the fragrant is there, so overall, it is an above average dish.

Vegetarian Fish Soup Mee Hoon @ PINE TREE (BUGIS)

Finally had a chance to taste food from PINE TREE. Usually when I go to Bugis, I would usually go for those vegetarian stalls situated near Temples. Last Saturday, together with cousin S went to Bugis for small gather. Long time no see, he sure grown up more than I expected (especially after he enrolled into U.)

S$4.00 / Bowl

The overall taste for the milky look vegetarian mork fish soup been hoon is above my expectation expecially when before convert to vegetarian, I am already a big fan of fish soup been hoon.The “milky” soup base cooked with big tomatoes allow it to be more tasty, with the adding of seaweed, it sure gives a “breezy” sea feeling…

 

The smooth been hoon, as usually slip in your throat without few secounds!

  

Hor Fun @ He Xi Restaurant

I liked Hor Fun as many Singaporean do.

“Hor Fun” is a cantonese style of dish localized with local culture.

S$3.00 / Small Wok (as seen photo) from He Xin Restaurant

Mainly, most “Hor Fun” is usually cooked by using rice noodle (as its name “Hor Fun” means rice noodle in cantonese). Others, it can be using noodle (like the Hokkien style) or “Been Hoon” as the ingredients.

Now converted to vegetarian meaning I would abandoned all those sweet memories of past non-vegetarian style of “Hor Fun”.

Green vegetables, carrot, mock fish cake, mork prawn etc. I shall slowly used to like them soon as the side ingredients for my “Hor Fun” treat.

Economic Mixed Vegetable Rice @ He Xi Restaurant

Economic Mixed Vegetable Rice, a norm dish in most coffee shops and hawker center in Singapore.

A plate of plain white rice plus few dishes of “vegetables” can cost from S$2.00 to a few more dollars buck depending on the type of dish chosen.

S$2.50 / 3 dishes “vegetables” and 1 scooe of rice

Current economic turns slight “sour” and the best way to have something “economically” and rich in portion is to have a “economic mixed vegetable rice set”.

“He Xi” economic vegetarian rice set has a great variety of vegetarian dishes to choose from.

From fried kangkong, fried spinach, fried potato with tomato sauce, fried pumpkim etc.

I liked most is their mock chicken cooked in famous chinese sauce resulted a vegetarian “gong bao ji ding” style.

 

Another dish I liked from “He Xi Restaurant” is Mixed Mushroom cooked with Fried Beancurd.

The smooth and flavoured saurce combined the smooth mushroom and beancurd, a very well done dish that would allows me to ask for a second portion.

 

HE XI RESTAURANT

Blk 4, Upper Aljunied Lane

#01-22, S360004

Operating Hours : Monday to Saturday from 7.30am to 8.30pm

(Closed on Sunday except on 1st & 15th day of lunar month)

MRT : Aljunied (From Aljunied MRT, take SBS bus 62)

Yong Tau Fu @ He Xi Restaurant

Phew! After few days down with flu, finally able to recover abit.

Therefore, for lunch, I chose something light and yet still flavourable.

My frequent patriot for lunch during working days will be He Xi Restaurant situate at Blk 4, Upper Aljunied Lane, #01-22, S360004, is a fully vegetarian eatery house with its main chef and helpers from China (I think). The lady boss and her son are always full of energy when serving customers and taking orders, same for the helpers!

They have a great variaty of  vegetarian delicacy from economic rice to soup noodle etc.

Yong Dou Fu @ 7pcs for S$2.50

Yong Dou Fu @ 10pcs for S$3.00

Yong Dou Fu @ 12pcs for S$3.50

Addition cost for 1 bowl of white rice or add noodle @ S$0.50.

One can choose between dry or soup Yong Dou Fu.

I liked the soup one not only because I just recover and craving for soupy but also because of their light and not very salty flavour base. It clear my intestine.

   

HE XI RESTAURANT

Blk 4, Upper Aljunied Lane

#01-22, S360004

Operating Hours : Monday to Saturday from 7.30am to 8.30pm

(Closed on Sunday except on 1st & 15th day of lunar month)

MRT : Aljunied (From Aljunied MRT, take SBS bus 62)

Dinner : Fried Noodle cum “Kuey Tiao”

Tonight, I had fried noodle cum “kuey tiao” for dinner.

One big (spicy cooked) mork fish, green veggie and curry “juicy” mork meat (fried with pineapple) made up the ingredients for this pack dinner.

I dun fancy the mork meat as there was only one piece available while most of the curry were pineapple. What a weird combination?

The green veggie (not very sure what is it, taste abit like potato veggie) was okay, not too salty, not too oily.

The sweet and spicy mork fish on the other hand did not turn out to be quite bad but it was abit hard, not really recommendable for elderly or children with weak teeth.

   

The fried mixture of noodle and “kuey tiao” was though not perfect but able to “beat” its “neighbour” curry mork meat.

   

Home Cook : Koka Curry (Vegetarian) Noodle

Dish : Koka Curry (vegetarian) Noodle

Available : Most supermarkets in Singapore

Own Ingredients : Vegetarian fish slice, Enoki Mushrooms, Green Veggie (小白菜)

    

Drizzling after 5pm, do not feel like eating out.

Instant noodle, my choice for today’s dinner.

Koka have two vegetarian flavour – Mushroom flavour and Curry flavour.

I wanted something spicy for my taste bug and chosen the curry flavour noodle.

     

The soup base was curry spicy (but it actually lack the coconut milky flavour which local curry usually had) and it was without MSG as claimed by the manufacturer. It still possess some salty effect though.

   

One pack of noodle may not seem enough, luckily, there are vegetarian fish slices available to fulfill the half filled intestine.