Forest Dew Vegetarian Restaurant
Location: Blk 23 Bendemeer Road, #01-523
Opening Hours: Daily 10.30am-10pm
Presentation for all these dishes is impeccable. Really makes you want to eat it! What is also impeccable is the mock meats used at this place, as proven in this Fragrance Meat Slice. Texture and taste is quite similar to the meat balls that i'm going to review a little later, very delicious. Perhaps a little dry, but the ambrosial taste makes up for it. I think the amount of slices here was quite good for the price, perhaps a little drizzle of some sauce would have made it extra special though.
Price: $8.00. 8/10
My first time trying mock squid, this Nonya Squid is an incredibly spicy and fiery dish (those of weak stomachs stay away!). This dish is rife with the foul smelling (and some would argue tasting) petai beans, which i can't say i'm too crazy about. But apparently they're healthy for you, so i forced myself to eat them! The batter around the squid is perfect, crispy, but very light. The mock squid is not too impressive. Barely any different to the mock prawns that you commonly find in vegetarian eateries, i was hoping for something a little different! Good overall though! But a little too overpowering with the spice!
Price: $7.00. 6/10
I was blown away by this dish! These Mushroon Meat Ball's are just delicious! Arguably one of the most tasty dishes that i have ever tried. The smell when they arrived is just sacrosanct! And the taste matches it's smell exactly, the meat balls are incredibly juicy, especially when covered in the black pepper sauce, which they came in. The sauce and mushrooms actually go perfectly together. The only trouble is, it's one heck of an expensive dish. There were only 10 meat balls in total, which equates to $1 each ball. But, they're so delicious, it might well be worth it! Top notch dish, taste and texture wise it is utterly flawless.
Price: $10.00. 10/10
The Mango Chicken was an iffy dish for me. The portion size was certainly too small, and it just seemed too basic for me, especially with quite a considerable price tag on it. The chicken, however, is tender and chewy and enjoyable to eat. What really let it down though was the insubstantial and lackadaisical mango sauce that was smeared on top of it. It was a very weak mango taste, and just didn't go with the chicken at all, in my opinion.
Price: $7.00. 6/10
Conclusion - The interior design of Forest Dew looks suberb. One complaint i have is the noise can echo quite considerably inside. It's not a problem if you have couples quietly going about their meal. But, if (as you often encounter) you get a group of laughing hyenas then it's going to really feel like someone is drilling into your brain. The waitresses are also very noisy. The food though is very tasty, perhaps not quite deserving of the high price tags that are placed on them, but i still enjoyed it a lot! The menu is vast! The one thing you simply have to try is the mushroom meat balls! All the mock meat is really good, and i would certainly rank this place among the best vegetarian eateries in Singapore! Go and check it out!
Food - 8/10
Service - 8/10
Value - 6/10