Haven’t had much time to cook new stuff this month, hence the lack of recipe posts. Have been having more or less the same type breakfast/lunch/dinner on weekdays and then eating out on weekends. Hoping to start making new stuff soon.
Meanwhile, I’m really excited to share about the new Loving Hut @ Joo Chiat that opened recently. (YESSS finally something in the EAST! Sorry westsiders, but you have Star Vista !) I’ve always felt that Singapore lacked vegan cafes…most of the vegan/vegetarian places here are either restaurants or hawker stalls. But I’m so glad that this trend is taking on – first with the Living Cafe, Real Foods..and now Loving Hut! Definitely something to appeal to younger generation.
Interior – Loving the ambience so it deserves a whole paragraph on its own! The interior is bright, modern and I think Singaporeans who are into the “cafe-hype” craze will love it. Plus, its located in the very indie Joo Chiat! Colourful paintings relating to veganism are hung/placed around the cafe, sprinking colour and youthful vibes everywhere.
Cute slogans like “Make Peace, Go Vegan” can be found on coasters, postcards, cloth bags, walls and even on thier furniture! There’s even a panel against the wall that sells vegan snacks and environmentally friendly kitchen accessories.
I visited Loving Hut with a bunch of vegan friends and managed to try abit of everything. The menu is pretty extensive! There are salads, starters, burgers, mains, asian dishes, fushion dishes, rice sets, desserts etc. Needless to say, none of us could make up our minds about what to eat. But that was a good problem 😉 check out the menu on thier facebook page
Lets start with the drinks. Hands down, my favourite was the Morning Glory drink which I ordered – made using vegan yogurt! It tasted a bit like yakult with a slight zest and minty flavour. Thumbs up!
Here are a few more drinks:
Hazelnut Coffee Latte – made using organic soy milk
Green Tea Latte
Most of us ordered the western dishes, so there were lots of burgers and fries on the table. The price for a main is around $13 – $17, similar to what you pay at normal cafes. Portions were a little small, I think a few of the guys mentioned they could eat another burger. I also understand that normally they also have sweet potato fries but sadly, it wasn’t available that day.
Tandoori Flame Burger – with fries and a side salad
Beanie Quinoa BBQ Burger
My dish of the Papa’s Porobello Burger – with a huge portobello inside! Quite tasty and i’m so glad it wasn’t a minced patty.
Some ordered the asian-style dishes like dumpling soup and brown rice sets
Almond Crumb Fillet – this was good too!
Pan Gilled Vegan Scallops – looks so real eh! They are actually mushrooms
Sadly all the desserts were sold out too…my heart actually sank a little as I watched the last plate of Bread and Butter Pudding being served to the next table because it looked freaking good! Well, more reasons to go back next time.
I think that Loving Hut’s new branch has set a new standard for vegan eateries in Singapore. Its modern cafe-styled concept and western menu will definitely appeal to both vegans and non vegans. It is redefining the perception of veganism and vegetarian food in Singapore and introducing veganism in a more fun, casual and relatable approach to the masses. Do check it out and show them some support!
Loving Hut Joo Chiat
229 Joo Chiat Road #01-01
Open daily : 11am – 2.30pm / 5.30pm – 9.30pm
Tel: 6348 6318