Monday, 5 September 2016

Media food tasting for Kwan Inn vegetarian restaurant

Kwan Inn Vegetarian restaurant held it's media tasting on 2nd September and I was invited to share my humble opinion of the food here. It wasn't my first time trying vegetarian dishes as I have experienced a 3 months vegetarian course just last year to eat clean and to test my endurance level. Surprisingly it is not as bad as I thought and there are many things I have learnt in the process. For instance my body felt 'healthier' as I consumed lesser saturated fats but more vitamins C and fiber. Along the way, I understood various ways of how vegetables can be cooked creatively.
Vegetarian food has evolved over the years, in the past there were just simple vegetables, beancurd or fruits but now you can get to enjoy 'chicken rice', 'laksa', and even 'fish' that taste very similar to the actual dish. Kwan Inn Vegetarian was founded by Mdm Choo since 1990s who went through a rough road to where she is today spreading her love for good and healthy vegetarian food. She has a big heart for people whom are less fortunate and would always lend her hand to any charitable events. I am delightful to have an opportunity to taste her notable creations.

5 combination cold dish
The cold dish has scored a high mark because of it's meticulous effort in each serving. There are perfectly fried spring rolls, black pepper tofu that is stir-fry seamlessly and addictively delicious, fragrant pandan chicken, mushroom rolls and well flavored pork ribs. Every single one of them has it's own speciality. I was truly impressed by the first dish.

Herbal Soup
I was really looking forward to the taste of this herbal soup because it is not easy to boil a good bowl of soup without pork ribs or at least chicken bones. The sweetness and fragrance comes mostly from the bones. I drank the first sip and it blew me away! The sweetness is present and it tasted so good with the herb assortment. Carrying a touch of bitterness makes a perfect combination.

Laksa
Laksa
This is a special dish of the day as it wasn't planned to be served during the media tasting. We were blessed with Mdm Choo's generosity and got to try her very own unique version of laksa. The most important ingredient of laksa are dried shrimps, it brings out the 'seafood' flavor and is the soul of the dish. To replace that, Mdm Choo uses another ingredient that could produce a similar 'seafood' essence and added coconut with chilli. She successfully achieved that laksa fragrance and managed to capture my appetite as well with this amazing tasty broth.

Assorted mushroom stuffed in golden tofu
Assorted mushroom stuffed in golden tofu 
With so many types of dishes that are fried, this one stands out the most as it is steamed. The name also sounded especially catchy in Mandarin. '月光宝盒'. Although the looks of it is not the most appetising but the nutritional values behind was what attracted me. Cooked with various kind of mushrooms and stuffed in home-made tofu, it is soft but not mushy. Mushrooms were ideally flavored which the gravy would go well with white rice.      

Cai-Pu French Bean
Cai-Pu French Bean
Fried Monkey Head Mushroom
Fried Monkey Head Mushroom
Steamed 8 Treasures
Steamed 8 Treasures
Minced Beancurd w/Special Sauce
Minced Beancurd w/Special Sauce
Indonesian Vegetarian Fish/Prawn (Curry)
Indonesian Vegetarian Fish/Prawn (Curry)
Salted Fish Fried Rice
Salted Fish Fried Rice
BBQ Vegetarian Fish
BBQ Vegetarian Fish



Kwan Inn Vegetarian Restaurant
338 Tanjong Katong Road
Singapore 437110
Tel: (65) 6348 0019

10 comments:

  1. Wow...These vegetarian food looks so nice~
    The presentation is very attractive.
    So nice, everytime try different cuisine.

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  2. Too many food, just like a food show! I love veggie anyway.

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  3. Curry with vegetable also good, someone told me that mix veggie with coconut milk curry is also healthy.

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  4. I notice the fried rice looks so stunning, every piece of the rice non stick to the other, great job!

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  5. If only people know vegetarian food is good for their body..

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  6. I wonder how they make the vegetarian food.. I hope it's healthy.

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  7. Just for you r info these delectable dish are made with a soy protein base, so it is healthy!

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  8. Who say vegetarian can't eat seafood ??😁the fish n prawn taste just as good.

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  9. Who say vegetarian can't eat seafood ??😁the fish n prawn taste just as good.

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  10. The laksa "kuah" looks so thick!

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