Lotus Kitchen @ China Town Point – real good vegetarian food
The newly opened (July 17) Lotus Kitchen Vegetarian Restaurant is strategically located just right next to the ChinaTown MRT station. Serving fine Chinese fusion vegetarian food that emphasis on natural ingredients and shunned off the mock meat which commonly found in many of the dishes among the vegetarian restaurants.
At Lotus Kitchen, ingredients like herbs, oats, mushroom and soybean are used extensively, however, you can be sure every dish presented will not be of monotonous taste, the dishes we tried are superbly done and out to entice your appetite. If you think vegetarian can be boring, Lotus Kitchen is ready to give you a different perspective about vegetarian food.
Taro Mee Sua Cake ($6.8 for 6 pcs)
A golden, deep-fried smashed taro mixed with the short strands of mee sua, the lightly crisp coating and soft texture with the natural fragrance of the yam married well with the mee sua to create a delectable high class yam cake.
Lotus Kitchen’s Signature Lion’s Mane Mushroom Pan-Fried Dumplings ($8.80/6 pieces)
Mushroom and water chestnuts wrapped with handmade dumpling skin, every bite is just satisfying even without the flavor of the meat.
Double-boiled herbal tian ma soup ($8.80)
Steamed and brewed with more than 10 types of herbs and mushroom, we do enjoy the bowl of health benefits Tian Ma tonic soup but not everyone know how to appreciate the herbal flavour.
Braised Mushroom in Hot pot ($18.80)
Combination of various mushrooms in the hotpot, lion’s mane, shiitake mushrooms, bamboo shoots with chilli, basil leaves and ginger. This is our top favorite with the essence of the seasoning fully absorbed by the mushroom. A big thumb up to the chef.
Signature Crispy Summer Wrap With Passionfruit ($35.80)
The vegetarian version of Peking duck that made out of soybean in slices, battered and deep-fried to resemble the crispy “duck skins”, thought the looks may not come close to the real Peking duck, the efforts to create this signature dish is highly commendable. We like the passion fruit juice coated turnip which is unique with the extra sweet and sour passion fruit’s flavor.
Spicy Grilled Oat Slices in Hotplate ($18.80)
The specially blended chilli was doused over the oat and soya slices, wrapped in the aluminum foil and steamed, the chili sauce was fully masked the oat and soya slices and a dish could be a challenged for it fiery kick chilli. Spicy level was above the normal level but for chili lover, you are going to love it, we cannot stop eating and truly enjoyed this flavourful spicy dish.
Lotus Kitchen’s Signature Homemade Satays ($15.80)
Vegetarian satay from Lotus Kitchen may missing the juices from the meat as well as the charred flavour from the fatty protein, however, it is a satay presented in a different dimension with the emphasis on the seasoning and the use of spices. The satay sauce is tasty with their special home-made satay sauce.
Signature Stir Fried Laksa ($9.80)
We love the rich and robust laksa aroma, the fried Laksa is impressive with its taste as good as some of our neighbourhood good laksa stalls. You don’t need the bloody cockles or slices of fishcake to perk up the taste. The plate of the vegetarian laksa is just good.
Lotus Yam Paste with Purple Rice ($6.80)
Yam puree cooked with various ingredients like the red beans, red dates etc. topped with purple glutinous rice and Ginko nuts. Not too sweet and nice fragrance to make a nice finishing touch to the meal.
Pumpkin Paste with Purple Rice ($6.80)
Another dessert for the evening was the pumpkin puree and purple glutinous rice with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. You can taste the essence of the pumpkin and a nice dessert that we do enjoy.
Lotus Kitchen is distinctively different from other vegetarian restaurants, the offering of twisted contemporary dishes like the Peking duck and with the integration of local favourites like the satay and laksa, you can embrace an impressive meat-free and healthy creation.
Will we be back? The answer is affirmative.
A: 133 New Bridge Road, Chinatown Point #01-01/02, Singapore 059413
T: +65 6538 1068
H: 11.30am-3pm, 5.30pm-10pm