Today we went to the Eight Treasures Vegetarian 八宝素食 and we order the $368+ Chinese New Year set meal that cater for 6 to 8 person. Even though this is a vegetarian restaurant but do not be deceived that it just served those plain normal tasteless vegetarian mock meat. This restaurant caught me by surprise with it's yummy delicious food that almost mimic the real meat ! Without further delay let me go on to review !
First of all, this place is easy to find as it is located along Chinatown. The decoration for the restaurant is very cosy, beautiful and innovative and it makes me feel just like home. The owner of this restaurant had obviously put in great thoughts into the decor.
Mediacorp artist also visit this restaurant !
1. Veg. shark fin with white fungus and wolfberries
I rate this dish 5/5. It taste just like the real shark fin soup filled with delicious healthy enoki mushroom, white fungus, wolfberries, thin slices of bean curd, mock ham, carrots and konnyaku (yam root extract to make the springy shark fin). It is well prepared in a nice, delicious and flavourful soup. This dish is environmental friendly to replace the real shark fin to prevent the sharks from getting killed.
2. Fruit salad veg chicken
I rate this dish 5/5. It is covered with nice crispy potato that is used to mimic the chicken and underneath the mock chicken is filled with healthy delicious fruit salad like pineapple, apple etc. Overall taste is nice and refreshing.
3. Thai style veg. cod fish
I rate this dish 5/5. The soy base mock cod fish is well made and topped with thin slice of carrots, cucumber etc fresh vegetables. The Thai sauce taste just right with a mixture of sweet, sour and spicy taste made from lemongrass etc. Eating this dish makes me feel like eating an authentic dish from Thailand !
4. Veg. abalone mushroom with tou pau & seasonal greens
I rate this dish 4/5. The abalone mushroom is well cook, soft and tasty as it absorbs all the seasoning and sauce. The broccoli is well cooked just nice and it taste crunchy too. The white color tou pau should be removed as it is tasteless and it served no purpose in the dish except that it make it look nice that's all. This dish is good but nothing special.
5. Cereal veg. prawns
I rate this dish 4/5. It taste just almost like the real prawns and the best part is it is not oily and it looks like it was fried using air fryer. Even the cereal topped onto the prawns is not oily at all. The floor coated onto the prawns is a bit thick though.
6. Fragrant yam ring
As I don't really eat yam I will just comment on the inner fillings. Inside is filled with mock meat and a few cashiew nut. They should add more cashiew nuts and the portion is a bit small. The mock meat inside is nothing special as well.
7. Braised Yee Fu Noodles
I rate this dish 5/5. I had eaten a lot of Yee Fu Noodles from other restaurant during weddings etc and this is by far the one with the most toppings like bean sprout, vegetables, mock meat and mushroom etc and it is one of the most delicious Yee Fu Noodles I had ever eaten. Even though I am very full near to the 7th dishes I still manage to finish eating the noodles as it taste qq and delicious as well.
8. Fruity Mango Pudding
I rate this dish 4/5. The mango pudding taste just nice and it is a bit sweet only which is good as they did not add much sugar. The texture of the jelly is really nice and wonderful and I had never eaten mango pudding of this kind of smooth texture before. What prevent this dish from scoring full points is because the mango cubes is a bit small and too little and it is very hard to scoop up with the spoon as I try to eat the left over mango cubes in my bowl. They should cut the mango cubes into larger pieces and put it inside the pudding itself so that when we scoop the pudding, we also get to eat the mango. With the mango outside of the pudding, I feel like I am eating 2 seperate things and it is not coherent.
9. Honey sauce veg pork
I rate this dish 3/5. The outlook and presentation of this dish makes it looks just like the real fatty pork ! I can see the white fatty part of the pork made of konnyaku and the meat part made of soy etc. Some ladies even try to seperate the white "fatty" part from the meat as though they are eating the real fatty pork. This dish is the best showcase of how far we have advanced in the vegetarian dish as people can no longer tell if it is the real meat or not. However the taste is just normal nothing really special and I will not recommend this dish.
10. Rainbow Yu Sheng
I rate this dish 5/5. The taste is comparable to other restaurant and the generous sliced vegetables are fresh and the sauce is nice too. There are tons of crispy crackers which is my favourite topped around the dish as well ! Overall taste is yummy and delicious and I recommend it for the Chinese New Year gathering. Just like traditional Chinese restaurant, the waitress will say all the nice new year blessings while showering the seasonings on top of the vegetables and our nice host Zenna presented the waitress with a ang bao as a traditional token.
11. Herbal Tea Ba Bao Cha
I rate this drink 5/5. The taste of this drink is really nice and refreshing as it is sweeten naturally with luo han guo and other traditional herbs. I personally don't like sweet stuff thus this is a healthier choice drink to complement the dishes. It is suitable to be drink in a hot day as well to cool yourself down.
Table Wait Time: 15 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Jan 06, 2016
Spending per head: Approximately $40(Dinner)
Dining Offers: 試食活動Other Ratings: