Our guide to exploring Singapore’s thriving vegetarian dining scene
Do you love eating in vegetarian restaurants in SG but can’t seem to find the right place to satisfy your hunger? Singapore is bursting with some of the most creative veggie outlets if you know where to look. Whether you love quinoa-fortified smoothies or faux meat steak, this unique island will bring your leafy fantasies to life. Check out these popular veggie favourites!
Start with Appetisers
If you love vegetable salads, Singapore offers some of the most diverse collections of this appetiser. From local herbs, Chinese roots, Malay spices to Thai sauces, what’s not to love in the vegetable salads on offer at many SG vegetarian restaurants? Whether you crave the leafy stuff as a snack, a side or the main dish, outlets like SaladStop offer a mesmerising collection of breathtaking recipes that not only banish your hunger but produce spectacular Instagram photo opportunities. If you want your salad spicy, sweet, sour, savoury, or gooey with a hint of cheese, you can have them and more! If you’re not a fan of sugar or your diet requires smaller portions, you can have your vegetable salad splashed with fruit and other natural sweeteners. Whatever your vegetarian fantasies, Singapore vegetarian restaurants can make them come true. Wait and see!
Raw Is Better
Are you a fan of raw food? Eating in vegetarian restaurants in SG presents many opportunities to enjoy mouthwatering, nutrient-dense raw dishes from Southeast Asia and beyond. For most people, the only palatable raw food is salad. If that is your opinion, you’re missing out on the fun! Raw meals deliver the maximum amount of macro-and micro-nutrients available in the ingredients, boosting your immune system and enhancing vitality. But won’t the food taste drab and bitter? Not in the presence of the best spices and sauces Singapore offers! You will marvel at the extraordinary flavour of peanuts, soy, ginger, chili, and turmeric sauces. Flavourful and deeply satisfying, a taste of raw vegetarian cuisine will change your view about cooking forever!
Multicultural Main Dishes
Besides sweet vegetable salads that whet your appetite before the large meals, you can choose from a dizzying array of vegetarian main dishes including cooked, sauteed, fried, and baked meals. As one of the most ethnically diverse countries, Singapore hosts some of the best Indian restaurants, many of which serve exceptional vegetarian dishes. For example, Aromas of India offers the delicious Punjabi Samosa which includes deep-fried green beans and lightly spiced potato stuffed in an Indian puffed patty. It comes with a tamarind sauce that leaves a tangy flavour in your mouth. They also serve a chopped spinach dish called Palak Pakora which combines flour batter with mint chutney. Their crunchy Onion Pakora is a mix of onions, coriander, tamarind and mint chutney. If you enjoy satay, LingZhi Vegetarian prepares some of the best of this tasty meal with no meat in sight. You can try their Vegetarian Satay Served in Fresh Pineapple. It’s delicious, yummy, and the setting is so beautiful! The restaurant also serves that Singaporean favourite, General Tso’s Monkey Head Mushroom. It’s meaty, tasty, and yet 100% vegetarian! And there are so many restaurants serving curries, soups, and everything in between. When you’ve had your fill of satisfying veggie dishes, step it down with fruity drinks. Have you tried Chendol? This sweet, icy dessert combines shaved ice with coconut milk, green rice flour jelly and palm sugar syrup. Fruitopia has a great selection of cold drinks including Water Melon Juice, Red Apple Juice, Dragon Fruit Juice, Honeydew Juice, and even Sour Soup and Sour Plum Juice. What do you love to order when eating in vegetarian restaurants in SG? Hit us up in the comments section!