Singapore without a doubt is one of the greatest countries in the world, in terms of abundance of vegetarian food. Block 79A on Circuit Road is a perfect example of just how much vegetarian food one can find in this country. 79A is a large sized hawker centre, which is around 40% vegetarian. Needless to say, one is literally spoilt for choice in this area. Victor's has a basic menu, which chiefly specializes in Western burgers (which sadly were not available on the evening I visited), satay, and otah. Hopefully when I visit next time the burgers will be available to order, as I was certainly curious to sample them.
Victor's Vegetarian Food
Location: 79A, Circuit Road, #01-83
Opening Hours: Tue - Sun 4pm - 12am. Closed Monday.
The Satay at Victor's comes available in many different styles of mock meat - Pork, mutton and chicken. Unfortunately the pork variety was not available. Contrary to most, I am not a big fan of the peanut sauce, which accompanies satay. Satay sauce is heavily dependent on personal preference - Some like it smooth, some like it chunky - This sauce belongs to the former. The satay sticks were delicious, they were heavily charred (just how I like them). Definitely one of the most juicy and flavourful satays that I have had the pleasure of sampling so far.
Price: $0.70 (pc). 8/10
Vegetarian Otah can be tricky to come across in Singapore, so whenever I see it, I usually leap at such a rare opportunity. Traditional otah is typically three for one dollar, so some might find this vegetarian version a little unreasonably priced. Flavour wise, their certainly can be no complaints, it has a sensational lemongrass punch, with the fragrance of pandan. This is coupled by a fine tuning of chili to add a much needed bite. The let down, however, is in the texture, which is lacking the firmness a conventional otah should have, this version is simply too mushy.
Price: $0.50 (pc). 6/10
Conclusion - It would be interesting to visit this stall again, when a more extensive menu is available. The burgers particularly looked very inviting. For what they do sell though, the satays are incredibly moreish, I could quite happily eat a big bowl of them. Vegetarian food fanatics will certainly be spoilt for choice in this vegetarian heaven location, and whilst Victor's isn't a huge standout, their satays would certainly make as a perfect side dish.
Food - 7/10
Service - 7/10
Value - 6/10