Vegetarians living in Singapore should be well aware of the woeful meat-free options available at Vivo City/Harbourfront. It is really disappointing that such a huge shopping centre doesn't have one single vegetarian eatery. With that being said, there is a vegetarian stall close by the shopping centre, which could provide a viable option for those who are finding themselves desperately looking for anything vegetarian in that area. Therefore, Fu Xiang Vegetarian Food, which is located in Seah Im Food Centre, will be my focus for this review. You can get to this hawker centre by taking Exit A, from Harbourfront MRT. From there it is only a 2 minute walk.
Fu Xiang Vegetarian Food
Location: #01-25, Seah Im Food Centre
Opening Hours: Unknown
Honestly speaking, Fu Xiang doesn't really have a whole lot to chose from, and really, it is just a typical vegetarian hawker centre stall. But, the dishes are very cheap - Such as this White Rice & Dishes. The dishes I opted for was mock meat and beansprouts. No complaints on the rice or the dishes, although there really was not many dishes to choose from. The black pepper mock meat was particularly juicy and flavourful. As I mentioned, price wise Fu Xiang certainly does offer dirt cheap dishes, which is great for those not wanting to pay the exorbitant food prices in Vivo.
Price: $2.00. 6/10
Fu Xiang is also offering a couple of freshly cooked dishes. The one which tantalized me the most was the Fried Hor Fun. Overall, I found the soup/gravy to be quite tasty, with welcome additions of mushrooms and beancurd. Unfortunately, what I felt the dish was lacking was the aroma of the wok, which I so desperate long for whenever eating dishes such as hor fun. Therefore, with this crucial flavour being missing, I did feel like the dish was simply incomplete. The texture of the noodles also felt a little tough and rubbery.
Price: $2.50. 5/10
Conclusion - Harbourfront is truly a sorry place for vegetarian food, all we can do is keep our fingers crossed that more options will spring up in the near future. For now, Fu Xiang represents the closest geographical vegetarian eatery to Vivo City, and therefore is the best option for those wanting a 100% vegetarian eatery. For those wanting places with a very strong amount of vegetarian dishes (but not 100%), then I would recommend Pangat Authentic Indian Cuisine, which can be found in the Vivo City Kopitiam (#B2-39).
Food - 6/10
Service - 6/10
Value - 7/10