Sunday, 24 January 2016

Vegetarian Steamboat at New Fut Kai #food blogger

There has been a period of time where I have been eating vegetarian cuisine (for about three months), so I daresay I know a little bit about what’s good vegetarian food in Singapore. As a food blogger in Singapore I know some chefs who specially cook vegetarian food, and I am craving for steamboat today because it is raining, and what is more perfect than piping hot steamboat in the cold weather? I have heard of a new vegetarian steamboat menu at New Fut Kai, which is quite unique as not many places have vegetarian steamboat, so I went to try it!

I ordered two soup bases in a pot- the savoury soy milk and laksa soup base. It was extremely flavorful, and I acknowledge the fact that it is very challenging to achieve the ‘laksa’ flavor with just vegetarian ingredients alone. I don’t like my laska to be too spicy, I only like it for the fragrance. This particular soup was not too spicy, and very delicious, especially when you add pieces of taupok which soak up the thick soup. 


They also serve a traditional charcoal fish head steamboat, where the fragrant soup is slowly boiled over the charcoal. The chefs here are highly skilled in delivering such a soup steeped in the flavor of the fish, even though it is meant to be vegetarian. The flavor of the soup is just right and not salty at all, I was not thirsty even after I reached home. 


When I previously came to New Fut Kai, I will always have their signature dish- the Abalone Mushroom with Pumpkin Sauce. I love the thick pumpkin gravy, which goes well with the tender mushrooms. It is slightly crispy on the outside, while a little chewy and tender on the inside. It is one of my favourite dishes here. The combination of the thick sauce and fresh mushrooms really whets my appetite.


After trying the laksa soup, I feel confident that their Nyonya Curry Fish will not disappoint. The ingredients in the dish really bring out the authentic Nyonya flavours, which made me really impressed. The fact that the chefs again managed to bring out authentic flavours using only vegetarian ingredients deserves a mention because it is not something easy to do. 


The chef also recommended the Xinghua Noodles and Sambal Hot Plate Fish. Both dishes were great, and the standards have definitely not dropped after my few years of patronage here. Typically when restaurants become successful and popular, the standards tend to drop. However at New Fut Kai, their dishes are always of high quality and made with finesse.  

New Fut Kai Vegetarian Restaurant
282 Jalan Besar S208945
Open Daily from 10am-3pm, 5pm to 10pm
Tel: 63980836

37 comments:

  1. dint expect so much dish we can do without meat!

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  2. Nyonya curry fish looks yummy. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. The steamboat look so yummy, wonder how the taste without real fish paste.

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  4. Sambal fish? Wow i can smell it from here lol

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  5. The noodles looks so yummy. Even I have not try it yet but I know hahaha

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  6. Laksa is my favorite. What is taste without shrimp har?

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  7. Most vegetarian is base in soybeans. Some of the taste better than meat. But i never try vegetarian steamboat before. Thank you for sharing this Ashley.

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  8. the savoury soy milk something new for me, I will try their steamboat soon!

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  9. The noodles nothing less than prawn mee I think! Everything looks so good.

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  10. 3 months of vegetarian wow! that very impressive. Wondering who the 2 ladies are with him in videos? Younger lady looks very familiar i maybe date once, cant be sure!

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  11. vegetarian food also got steamboat...If I want veggie i wanna it be fresh hahaha

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  12. I just wonder why people make those thing looks like meat? Its still looks & taste good even in square shape..is it?

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  13. Sambal fish also look good, very interesting.

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  14. I like to try the laksa, but all other dishes looks so good.

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  15. Abalone Mushroom with Pumpkin Sauce is the creative combination ever, the pumpkin is smooth & sweet and the mushroom is crispy & tender! Well I am going to try this!

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  16. No meat of the day?? Fine, I can live with that!

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  17. taupok in laksa is very yummy..

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  18. Now day, hard to find cooking method with charcoal, the food taste would be different!

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  19. Laksa soup looks so oily but the fish head curry look nice. But still okay for me because I like vegetarian.

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  20. Veggie steamboat?? I cant believe how people make the "vegetarian soup" with total veggie paste & came out with meat taste...??

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    1. there are magic search in your keyboard.. google it! let me know after that hahahaha

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  21. Agree with Jamie Tan, why make veggie taste like meat when you are dint eat meat.. veggie has it own magical taste ma..

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    1. well that what called invasion lol

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  22. Even thought the food copy meat taste, it still can beat the real meat. I like fish sambal.

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  23. I think 90% of vegetarian restaurant in Singapore is from Chinese food. So the food will be more like taufu, mushroom, fried noodles.. Not easy to find vegetarian steamboat but here they go..

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  24. I have tried vegetarian steamboat before, the taste not bad. But the soup ingredient less salt.

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  25. I think only creative person can create the meat taste from vegetable paste..

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    1. yes true, and the taste even better

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  26. The Laksa is the best, my favorite..

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  27. I feel want to eat laksa right now..

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  28. Damn Vegetarian steamboat, with laksa some more omg!!

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  29. Fish head steamboat? Wait is that vegetarian restaurant??

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  30. Sambal is the best paste to put into rice..I am hungry!

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  31. Traditional charcoal? I thought its for bbq only hahahaah

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