New Green Pastures Cafe – Vegetarian in Singapore… a delightful surprise

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New Green Pastures Cafe

Continuing with my search for best vegetarian food in Singapore, here’s another gem I came across over the last week.

One of the advantages of staying at Waterloo Street is that you are never too far away from groceries, great shopping – cheap and expensive, and of course, amazing variety of food. Last week, my all vegetarian husband also realized, just how great the location is.

Bang opposite our home, is the famous Fortune Centre, an abode for the vegetarian eater. In an otherwise partial world, where the meat and fish eater almost always gets the, for lack of better world, fairer share in terms of variety, taste and choice… Fortune Centre is that place for the vegetarian eater, where he feels warmly welcomed!

One such place we discovered inside the Fortune Centre, was New Green Pastures Cafe. A small, almost camouflaged, and the only eating joint on the 4th level of Fortune Centre, this place is a hidden treasure, literally. Because, vegetarian special café’s, stalls are spread across the entire Level 1 of Fortune Centre, very rarely does one take a detour all the way to the 4th level… just for food… but the journey all the way up, is well worth it! For New Green Pastures Cafe is by far the best vegetarian restaurant in Singapore I have come across.

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New Green Pastures Cafe – Organic Stuff

The first thing you notice about the café is the neon green signboard… followed by what looks like a café-cum-retail organic grocery store. The café comprises of two shops combined together, where there is the ‘self-service’ area upfront, along with a few seatings, and a full-flegded seating inside, right next to a wall of various products and organic grocery. The place has a relaxed, simple, almost homey feel to it. This is a place where their menu is pasted across the wall in form of pictures…

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New Green Pastures Cafe – Menu

Run by pleasant local womenfolk, you can see the owner Sophia’s effort to make the place stand out its own way. Quiz the servers about a particular dish being vegetarian, and they will often smilingly inform you that they have been vegetarian all their life. This is a place where the servers vouch that every dish you enquire about is “very nice!” A personal touch that is quite endearing.
Having said that, they have an extremely interesting and very creative choice of vegetarian menu, including some blended Chinese, Hong Kong Style, Western and Japanese, Korean, Thai (etc.) dishes.
Here’s what we went for…

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Brown Rice Set

The Brown Rice Set: The set same with stuffed veggies in a special dark sauce with some tomato ketchup, sesame and vegetarian crackers (surprise!) sprinkled over it… there was a generous helping of tofu and greens in the dish… the dish looked rather small, but it was surprisingly filling.

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Mushroom Burger

Mushroom Burger: I come from India, where small and large joints and burger places like McDonald’s, KFC serve Crispy Veggie burgers… but ever since we have come to Singapore, we haven’t really come across too many joints that serve a killer veggie burger. The burger was extremely tasty, and was a generous serving. Served with an equally delectable salad, it was one of the best burgers in Singapore I have had… veggie, non-veggie alike.

Charcoal Noodle Salad: The idea that something in your food is called charcoal, looks like charcoal, or worst still tastes like charcoal is not the most appetizing feeling. It was sheer sense of adventure that we opted for the charcoal noodle, and we weren’t disappointed… The charcoal black noodles are quite nice.
How much will it cost me: A lunch for two will cost you anything between S$ 15 to S$ 25.

The Verdict:
Choice: It’s a vegetarian’s Disney Land. It’s a Vegan’s delight too… you will probably end up finding more choice here than a lot of other places in and around Singapore. The place is affordable, majority of the dishes fall in the S$7 to S$10 bracket.

Ambiance: The café has a unique feel to it, is welcoming, homey, and relaxed. It is not meant for fine dining, if you prefer chandeliers, good plating and table cloths. But, the food is well worth any find dining restaurant in its choice and taste.

I Recommend: Although a wee bit crowded during the lunch hours, since almost all dishes are made fresh, based on your order, the waiting is at times slightly longer than you may prefer. However, the wait is sure to be worth it. Having said that, the café is not the only veggie delight available at the Fortune Centre. But, it is probably one of the best vegetarian / vegan restaurant option in Singapore. I would totally recommend a detour to the 4th level… just for the luscious choice they offer. For, they could convert a hardcore meat eater like me into trying and loving their veggie delights!

Address: #04-22, Fortune Centre, 190 Middle Road, Singapore 188979

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21 thoughts on “New Green Pastures Cafe – Vegetarian in Singapore… a delightful surprise

  1. jay December 29, 2013 at 12:33 am Reply

    The last time I was there, they serve me rice with cockroach in it….sign

    • jay December 29, 2013 at 12:34 am Reply

      me too

    • Sonal Chinchwadkar December 29, 2013 at 12:42 am Reply

      Sigh… I and my friends were really happy with the restaurant!! But you should report this… On their fb page… Rubbish shouldn’t be tolerated!

  2. boy December 29, 2013 at 12:30 am Reply

    horrible food

  3. may December 29, 2013 at 12:28 am Reply

    I’ve been there & nothing special but dirty, especially the kitchen & the last time I eat there they serve me with cockroach in my rice. Terrible.

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  5. gurkhason August 25, 2013 at 11:44 am Reply

    I showed this post to my mother who is a vegetarian. I am surprised she has never been here. I should bring her to dine at this place. Your blog is wonderful, love reading your posts!

  6. Lisa John August 22, 2013 at 8:53 pm Reply

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    • Sonal August 22, 2013 at 10:56 pm Reply

      Thanks! Will surely check out the website

  7. 3tales August 17, 2013 at 4:08 am Reply

    Not sure if you’ve been to Cafe Salivation (Race Course Road). Not an appealing sounding name but I love the food! Yummy!!!

    • Sonal August 17, 2013 at 10:34 am Reply

      Shall try for sure

  8. Disha Kapadia August 14, 2013 at 8:39 pm Reply

    Your search (or rather Satsheel’s search) for vegetarian food in Singapore seems to have borne great fruits! 🙂

    http://saltpeppernspice.blogspot.in/

    • Sonal August 14, 2013 at 8:42 pm Reply

      Yep, next stop a salad bar! 🙂

  9. Cíntia Costa August 13, 2013 at 11:15 pm Reply

    Hello there! I think asian cuisine is maybe one of the best when it comes to veggie food.. They have so many tasty dishes with vegetables (and I’m not the biggest vegetable fan). It’s nice to get to know a bit of Singapore, it might be my next location (after a couple of years from now). By the way, I come from Brazil and I have never heard of a McDonald’s veggie burger – I’m really curious about it now…The only thing I didn’t like about your blog is that it made me seriously hungry – and I still have to wait at least one hour until I get my dinner… Hehehehe… 🙂

    • Sonal August 14, 2013 at 8:56 am Reply

      If you ever get a chance to go to India, you will get a variety of Veggie Burgers at McD… :). Hope you got some decent dinner!

  10. andmorefood August 13, 2013 at 5:11 pm Reply

    this place looks good! I like that it isn’t full of gluten or mock-meat products. shall give it a go sometime!

    • Sonal August 13, 2013 at 6:59 pm Reply

      Yes… loads of non-mock meat dishes… you will enjoy it for sure… and without a huge dent to the pocket!

  11. Carl August 13, 2013 at 1:01 am Reply

    Hello!

    I just followed your link back from Volcano Café.
    Amazingly enough I am just about to leave Singapore.

    Take care!
    Carl

    • Sonal August 13, 2013 at 1:05 am Reply

      Try the foodie delights here… its the best spread you will find across the world… thanks for stopping by my blog.

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