Real Food 181 Orchard Road, #02-16 to 19, Orchard Central, Singapore 238896
Hidden in a corner of Orchard Central (Mall) is arguably the most popular Vegan restaurant in Singapore – Real Food. I say that because when I announced on Instagram that I was going to jump on board the #Veganuary2020 wagon, I was surprised to hear from many non-vegan people about this restaurant – sharing with me their favourite picks, and so Zenos and I took their advice, and ordered the most recommended dishes.
The main belief behind the cafe: No processed ingredients, No Artificial Preservatives and No Trans-fat.
I won’t bore you with much more except that whether or not you’re into vegetables, you have to pay this restaurant a visit. Vegan or non-vegan, you won’t be disappointed.
In fact, I was so inspired at how simple their mushroom noodles are, I decided to go home and make my own noodle dish for dinner, just like my daddy used to make it, but with different ingredients of course.
Other locations include:
SOUTH BEACH 26 Beach Road, #B1-19 South Beach Tower Singapore 189768
OASIA HOTEL NOVENA 8 Sinaran Drive, #01-06/07 Singapore 307470
YISHUN 30A Yishun Central 1, #01-08 Tzu Chi Humanistic Youth Centre Singapore 768796
Made by Cait The ‘EXTRA’ version of Real Food’s Mushroom Noodles
Kombu Noodles (organic store-bought)
Quorn Spicy Burger Patty
Leftover Vegan Gyoza (store-bought)
Vegan Mushroom Sauce
Before I share with you the directions (which is sooooo simple that I bet you’re going to be trying variations of this in no time), I just wanna share with you where I bought the noodles, and the mushroom sauce I found from Japanese Supermarket DonDonDonki.
Somewhere on Level 2 of People’s Park Food Court (above the food court), is a health food shop that sells vegan/vegetarian foods including a wide array of all types of Ramen like the one in this image. I bought some pumpkin ramen, some Kombu (seaweed) ramen, some Binchotan (charcoal) ramen, and after cooking this packet, I am definitely going back to buy more once my stash is gone. They have a really good texture and with no preservatives, no colouring and no MSG, it’s definitely a win for me!
Here’s the address: 32 New Market Rd, Singapore 050032
I headed down to the Japanese Supermarket DonDonDonki (because it was just across the road from where I live), in search of some mushroom sauce or some Vegan sauce of some sort, that I may be able to toss my noodles in (the way my daddy used to make it when we were little), and found this!
Thankfully, after reading the ingredient list on the back of this packet, it was vegan-friendly. So I bought 2 packets home!
I love trying new things!
For the Sauce:
Empty sauce in a shallow dish
Add Sesame Oil + pepper *I don’t add salt to this dish because the sauce is plenty salty!
Cook the Noodles:
Bring a saucepan of water to a boil
Throw in the noodles, too cook them *Test doneness by eating it lah!
Once the noodles are cook, just toss them in the sauce (directly on the plate)
I just air-fry the Quorn Spicy patty and the Gyoza, but you can pan fry them too!
Pan-fry the Shimeji mushrooms with a little bit of oil till golden brown
Put it all together:
Noodles mixed with the sauce at the bottom
Everything else goes on top!
Sprinkle Sesame seed, and maybe drizzle more sesame oil
Honestly, I don’t have exacts when it comes to food, and the reason is that I WANT you to try! To experiment with your food! In future recipes I will be teaching you some short-cuts to cooking that I’ve gathered through the years since Musical Theatre School at 19, to when I moved to HongKong to perform at Disneyland, then to LA to study Acting, and back again.
I have accumulated shortcuts to EVERYTHING, and they work!
If you like Thai food, then you’re gonna like my next post!
I found a really inexpensive Thai place that is willing to accommodate my vegan dietary restrictions! And at such a great price point too!