Couple of months back, Luke brought Nat and me to one of the oldest vegetarian restaurants in Singapore along Kitchener Road. Stepping into the nostalgic Zen Fut Sai Kai Vegetarian Restaurant is like being transformed into the early 60s. The restaurant is quite a museum itself with antique items being hung or placed around varies section of the restaurant.
Interestingly Achar was served upon being seated. I am not too sure whether this is complimentary but I suspect not just as any other Chinese restaurant. Nevertheless, they were quite appetizing whetting up the appetite.
Sap Kum Sugar Cane Flower Soup 4/5
We started with the Sap Kum Sugar Cane Flower Soup ($8). Actually I am not sure what it is. The soup is not overly salted, light and with the subtle sweetness of the vegetable coming through.
Stir Fried Kai Lan with Beancurd Ball 4.5/5
Next we tried the Stir Fried Kai Lan with Beancurd Ball ($9). While I like the crunchy greens, the star in the dish has to be the delectable beancurd skin that is rolled up into a ball shape. A homely and comforting dish that is well executed. Thumbs up.
Fried Dumpling 4/5
For a more crispy bite, the Fried Dumpling will delight you. These delightful bites are paired with a sweet and sour sauce giving it an additional lift in flavour.
Yong Chow Fried Rice 4/5
For a more substantial meal, the Yong Chow Fried Rice ($6) is a good option at Zen Fut Sai Kai. The rice was fried to a nice wok hei fragrant with lovely grainy bites.
I am quite surprise by the quality and standard of the food serve by Zen Fut Sai Kai. I have to thank Luke for introducing and bringing me to the restaurant. Indeed a guru of the vegetarian scene in Singapore.
Zen Fut Sai Kai Vegetarian Restaurant
147 Kitchener Road
Tel: +65 62912350
Nearest MRT: Farrer Park (NE Line)
Tue-Sun: 10am - 930pm
(Closed on Mon)
1) Alight at Farrer Park MRT station. Take Exit I. Cut across City Square Mall to the exit to Kitchener Road. Cross the traffic junction and turn left onto Kitchener Road. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]