Kokee Delights Wholesome Vegetarian Food
Location: Bukit Timah Market & Food Centre #02-188
Opening Hours: 11am - 8pm, Closed on Tuesdays
Those wanting these beautiful looking Wasabi Sushi Roll may have to wait 10-15 minutes, as making these is very laborious for chef Ivy. As with a lot of organic vegetarian eateries, these sushi rolls are not made with the conventional rice, instead they are packed with a variety of vegetables. In this case, there were carrots, beetroot, lettuce, and many more. I had no complaints on the vegetables used, and presentation wise it looked scrumptious. However, there were downsides to this dish. Firstly, there was no wasabi in this dish, and I personally like sushi much more with it. Secondly, the dish was just too dry, it is only vegetables and seaweed - There is no moisture at all. It needs a drizzling of sauce on top or as a small puddle on the bottom, ala New Green Pasture Cafe.
Price: $4.50. 6/10
Their weekend and 1st & 15th (of Chinese calendar) special is Lei Cha. This dish is only available in the afternoons, from 11am - 2pm. Visually it was another pretty looking dish, which comprises of small portions of vegetables surrounding brown rice. An additional textural element is the peanuts on top of the rice. Of course, the dish also requires cha (tea) and at the back of the image you can see the bowl in which it arrived. The tea was aromatic and not too bitter, and went well with the ingredients. All the components in this dish worked in harmony together. It's a simple, yet delicious dish, which everyone visiting Kokee should try.
Price: $5.50. 8/10
Conclusion - For more information on this eatery, a dedication page has been formed online. Being organic, no msg, no onions/garlic, no meat and vegan this is certainly a place that can cater for everyone, which is a big plus point. Returning back to my opening line of this post, it is a shame that there are not more healthy vegetarian places that can be found in hawker centres and food courts - But hopefully Kokee is one of many that open up in the future in Singapore. Food wise, the lei cha was brilliant, but the sushi was too dry.
Food - 7/10
Service - 8/10
Value - 6/10