Greenland Vegetarian Restaurant
Our palates were screaming for a meatless meal, and we decided to head for Greenland Vegetarian Restaurant. The restaurant serves up traditional Chinese vegetarian dishes and has been alive since the past few decades, making it popular amongst vegetarian fans.
Greenland Vegetarian Restaurant has a relatively big sitting capacity, with one side of the restaurant designated for grand events like weddings, and another section for casual dining.
The menu is quite extensive, featuring traditional Chinese vegetarian dishes to Thai vegetarian dishes.
Claypot Mushroom $8.0
Shitake is one of the most commonly used mushrooms in vegetarian cuisine. In this dish, the mushrooms were cooked with the cabbage in the claypot, the absorbing the flavours from the gravy at will. A simple dish, but the flavours were well-delivered. (3.5/5)
Stir Fried Monkey Head $10.0
Monkey Head Mushroom or Lion Mane is one of the delicacies in the world of mushroom. Cooked with capsicums, carrots and button mushrooms, the clump of spines can create wonders if prepared correctly. The dish was nicely executed, thanks to the flavourful seasoning. (3.5/5)
Crispy Mushroom $10.0
A favourite amongst children that never fails to lighten the palate, it is a simple dish to execute well. A variety of fresh mushrooms deep fried for a good munch, nothing can go wrong! (3.5/5)
Tom Yum Clear Soap $7.0
We were introduced the new Greenland Vegetarian Restaurant Thai menu. When we enquired about the spiciness of the clear Tom Yam soup, the waitress replied confidently that the soup has no chili added and is not spicy at all unlike the red one. “What?” First time got Tom Yam without chili, sure or not? She checked and came back with a blushed face for her mistake.
Mainly cooked with mushroom, mock prawns, veggies and tofu, the vegetarian clear Tom Yam soup had to rely heavily on seasoning to mimic the depth of a seafood Tom Yam soup. The sour element of the soup was also too overpowering, leaving its fragrance to boost its appeal. (3.0/5)
Phad Thai $6.0
The thin kway teow was fried with bean spouts and veggies with minimal seasoning. The flavour was mediocre, nothing to shout about. (2.5/5)
There is no modern fusion twist with the dishes, nor any wow factor, so keep your expectations low when you dine here, Greenland Vegetarian Restaurant is targeting the mass vegetarian market, with traditional vegetarian dishes that are simple and comforting. This strategy has worked well for the past decades, and will, perhaps for the near future,
7% GST included in the price
No Service charge
Greenland Vegetarian Restaurant 菩提林素食料理餐厅
A: 789 Upper Serangoon Road Singapore 534659
H: Daily 11.30am – 9.30pm
T: (65) 6385 7477