Sorry for the hiatus, I’ve not been doing a very good job juggling work, social and blogging 😦 But am really grateful for those of you who have still been dropping me comments and mails…thank you thank you!!
Today I want to talk about my recent visit to SUFOOD, the newest vegetarian restaurant to hit our sunny shores. The kind folks at SUFOOD invited me down for a media tasting and I couldn’t be more excited after reading the press release. SUFOOD is a joint venture between Singapore’s PUTIEN and Taiwan’s largest restaurant operator WOWPRIME. I asked my Taiwanese friend about SUFOOD and though he is not a vegetarian, he knows of this chain. Always a good sign rite? 😀
SUFOOD is located at Raffles City Shopping Center….FINALLY another vegetarian option in town! So stoked about the location because most good veg food are not located near any central MRT stations and this makes meat-free options so much more accessible to the masses (and for me hohoho!).
SUFOOD’s vegetarian menu is Italian-inspired with a playful cross-fusion approach to culinary creations. Ingredients for their menu are sourced regionally and all food is prepared with no artificial flavorings or MSG, yay!
Love the colourful and vegan-friendly menu – all dishes have cute little icons beside indicating if it contains diary products , onions or garlic.
There’s a wide range of options in the menu – from appetizers to soups, and mains to desserts. BUTBUTBUT why would you go a la carte when you can go for their ULTRA value for money 8-course set meal at $25++?? When i first saw the price, i honestly thought I saw it wrongly, or that the portions were going to be bite sized. But boy was I wrong.
See their menu SUFOOD Menu
Started off the course with their SUFOOD appetizer – a delicate trio of poached Japanese Yuca root drizzled with a blueberry coulis, a stack of oriental white water snowflake greens and a savoury cherry tomato jelly. Each appetizer was unique – and because there was one each of something sweet, savoury and sour, it really tantalized my tastebuds and got me looking forward to the next course.
Next we had the Rosemary Bread sticks followed by a shot of Vinegar
The shot of vinegar is made from fermented mulberry roots and is supposedly very healthy. The strong sour tastes takes some people a while to get used to, but its OK for me since I’m used to taking Apple Cider Vinegar.
The Salad options were very simple – i had the Mushroom Salad. It was lightly seasoned and probably the most flavourful among the rest of the salads which were mostly raw. Probably not the place you come to if you want to dig into a hearty salad dish.
The Soup Course was one of my faves. I went more Asian and chose the Cabbage and Sweet Potato Stew…and wow this was really good! The broth was so flavorful it reminded me of my grandma’s cooking. Everyone thought it was the best soup on the table too! Tried a few spoonfuls of other soups- my next fav was the Mushroom & Pea Pottage Soup – It wasn’t overly thick and surprising savory!
By the time we reached our Main Course, I was quite full! Ordered the Wild Mushroom Charcoal Tagliatelle and served a delightful looking dish. This was my dish of the day – the dish had alot of asian flavours but it was really unique in a good way. The charcoal pasta was really well made, chewy and best part, it doesn’t stain your teeth! The mushrooms were fresh (looks like squid right?) and complemented the pasta excellently.
I must say that SUFOOD is quite generous with their portions. Even though this was an 8 course meal, the soup and main were of normal portion size and not downsized. Here are some pictures of other main course dishes ( some of which are not vegan)
For dishes that require diners to use their hands to pick up the food, SUFOOD provides gloves to ease the dining experience. So considerate right?
Only some mains are vegan but i think that the vegan options looked even better than the veg ones! A dish I spyed someone at the next table having was the Mediterranean Vegetable Skewers and it looked so delicious! So gonna try that the next time I’m there.
Dessert time! The dessert portions are quite small but to me, it was the perfect portion-size after you’ve just had 6 courses. The only vegan option was the Osmanthus Flower Jelly. Another fav of mine! The texture of the jelly was perfect – The Taiwanese really know their jelly man – and you could taste and see the infused Osmanthus flowers with each bite. The dessert comes with a drink – and you get to choose between hot tea and fruit juices. I had “The Very Berry” drink, a little too sweet/sour for me …should have gone for the hot tea instead. Other desserts in the menu include cheesecake and panna cotta.
SUFOOD is definitely a place I’ll visit again because it serves good quality food at really affordable prices! Seriously, what more can a Singaporean ask for?! So, make a trip down to check it out…and loosen your waist band!
#02-19 Raffles City Shopping Center (next to Espirit)
Opening Hours : 11.30am – 3.30pm / 5.30pm – 10.00pm