Friday, February 21, 2014

Take Vege Vegetarian Garden - Ang Mo Kio

I've gotten to the stage now where hungryangmo.com has reviewed almost every vegetarian restaurant/shop house in Singapore.  Every now and then, however, places like Take Vege seemingly spring up from no where, out of the woodwork.  Perhaps the reason for Take Vege's stealthy existence is the geographical location.  It can be a somewhat tedious (by Singapore standards) journey to get to this eatery, with no MRT nearby.  On the plus side, it is near to Bishan Park, which can make for a nice romantic evening walk after dinner.












Take Vege Vegetarian Garden
Location: #01-1881, Blk 332 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1
Contact: 83606038
Opening Hours: Daily 9.00am-3.00pm & 5.00pm-9.00pm


Here is a look at the inside of the place.  It was completely empty when I visited.
The menu at Take Vege is huge.  There are countless pages, with almost every Chinese dish imaginable.  Definitely customers will have ample options to choose from.
The pages seemed to be never ending, which really caused me to struggle in terms of what to pick.  There is a black and white page, which has more affordable dishes.
I was in a noodle mood on this particular day, so I went for the Chicken Fried Hand Made Noodles.  As the noodles were handmade, the quality and texture was excellent.  However, I found this dish diferred greatly from what it looked like in the picture.  Especially in terms of the mock meat.  The picture showed several slices of mock chicken resting on top of the noodles.  In reality, the mock meat barely existed at all.  Having said that, the portion size is still pretty generous for just four bucks.

Price: $4.00.     7/10


The second dish I sampled was simply named Monkey Head Mushrooms.  What this dish lacks for in terms of name originality, it makes up for in presentation and taste.  The dish is beautifully presented, causing droplets of drool to almost slide out of the corners of my mouth.  The vegetables were fresh and crunchy, and the monkeyhead mushroom was juicy and chewy.  The sauce was mild, but matched well with the ingredients.  The biggest downside is the price - It is a small portion, and rightfully should be reduced by at least two dollars in price.

Price: $10.00.     6/10


Conclusion - With a menu this size, it is difficult for myself as a food reviewer to get an accurate gague on just how good or bad Take Vege is, as I only sampled two dishes.  This is an eatery which would require several visits, in order to get a more accurate opinion.  Out of the two dishes I tried, it definitely seems like a promising place.

Overall Rating
Food - 7/10
Ambiance- 6/10
Service - 6/10
Value - 7/10

9 comments:

  1. Hi Luke AMK is indeed a place of vegetarian Hidden Dragon and Crouching Tiger; fyi there is a new vegetarian mix vegetable rice stall in the hawker centre in AMK. Pls do chk it out. Cheers

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    1. Hey WuXin,

      Thanks for this recommendation, but can I know the exact block number of this hawker centre? After I get the exact location, then I will definitely go and try it! :)

      Luke

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    2. Guess that referring to Block 711 near the mrt. Saw your latest posts on Ci Xin stall. Add 1 more location accessible within MRT distance :)
      They sell mix vegetarian rice and Yong doufu and some zi cha dishes. Maybe Luke can check it out and let me know you opinions :)

      Zax

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    3. Opps... ignore my posts above. notice i enter the wrong address. However would like to know your opinions as i'm not much of a gourmet myself :)

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  2. Hi Luke,
    Since you are going to do a review in AMK central; I might as well give your the four vegetarian stalls that lurks there. Hehe

    1. Blk 715 S11 coffee shop Xin Hua vegetarian (Mix vege rice, Cze Char and Yong Tau Foo)

    2. Blk 728 coffee shop vegetarian (Cze Char)

    3. Blk 724 Market Vegetarian (Mix Vege Rice,this stall is the newest entrant I told you about)

    4. Blk 721 Coffee Shop vegetarian ( Chicken Rice, Cze Char esp Hokkien mee, fried vegetarian Oyster and carrot cake)

    There are some more but lets reserve for other days hehe.

    Next installment shall be the AMK ave 10 vegetarians stalls, I believe you had already reviewed 2 out of the possible 7.

    Cheers

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    1. Hey WuXin,

      Wow, thank you so much for these. Ang Mo Kio and Raffles Place are the two main locations that I will be targeting over the next two months, so these places you recommended will be very useful for me. I always knew there were many vegetarian stalls in AMK, but I never realised there were this many!

      Stay tuned to my blog, you will start seeing some of these places featured as early as March.

      Luke

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  3. Hi, Luke, the opening time for Take Vege Vegetarian Garden is from 9am to 9pm daily, closes for break from 3pm to 5pm. Fyi.
    Cheers!

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    1. Hey Unknown,

      Thank you for updating me on this, I've made the change to the original post. :)

      Luke

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