Friday, August 8, 2014

Mei Jing Vegetarian Food - Tiong Bahru

I recently got a message from a long time HAM fan named Valerie, who suggested that I visit this stall, particular for their vegetable curry.  The stall is run by Ah Kiat, who opened this stall way back in 2007.  Ah Kiat (or Kit) became a vegetarian in 2004, and began learning to cook vegetarian food in Buddhist temples.  After which, he slowly became working part time in vegetarian stalls, before finally deciding (with great encouragement from his wife) to open his very own vegetarian stall.












Mei Jing Vegetarian Food
Location: Beo Cresent Market & Food Centre, 38A Beo Cresent

Contact: 94307692
Opening Hours: Daily 6.00am-2.00pm.  Closed Sunday.


If you don't feel like rice and dishes, then Mei Jing does have a number of special order dishes, all priced at $3.
Here is a look at the economic dishes that were available.  A lot of fried and mock dishes, but there were also a pleasing amount of vegetables to choose from.
When I was placing my Economic Brown Rice and Dishes order I kept a particular look out for Ah Kiat signature vegetable curry.  Along with the curry, I picked eggplant and potato.  The latter two dishes really were just cooked in the typical vegetarian hawker way, nothing special to note.  The vegetable curry was indeed delicious though.  The curry sauce was smooth and silky, with the vegetables soaking up all that sauce.  Definitely worth ordering the vegetable curry.

Price: $3.50.     7/10


As well as brown rice, we decided to sample one of the tze char dishes, which was the Fried Black Kway Teow.  It is difficult to find a really well cooked hor fun in Singapore, mainly cause the wok hei cannot quite get there.  This was one of those hor fun variants that didn't quite have the wok aroma that I was looking for.  I did like the freshly cut ingredients, and the flavour was improved when the fresh lime was sprinkled over the top. I've had better though.

Price: $3.00.     6/10


Conclusion - This is definitely a stall that is worth visiting, especially for the vegetable curry.  The service of the stall was definitely top notch, and I would be curious to visit again to try more of their tze char dishes. 

Overall Rating
Food - 6/10
Ambiance- 6/10
Service - 8/10
Value - 7/10

4 comments:

  1. hi.

    u r quite optimistic. or open-minded. i prefer the latter. it was probably because of your big-hearted slant that u bothered 2 try dishes from a seemingly typical hawker-centre stall.

    i also recently sampled dishes from a stall @ chong pang hawker centre (probably not the one u reviewed months ago). i regretted my snap decision for the inferior quality of the ingredients. the fried noodles were hard n greasy. the mock char siew pieces were tough. only the sambal chilli and the dish's cheapness perhaps starred.

    i was reminded why affordable n accessible vegetarian fare can ruin one's health n opinion of vegetarian cuisine. again, i should have known better. i should only patronise stalls that maybe work harder n more considerately to satisfy one's taste buds and health.

    hail the better establishments - my saviours.

    thanx.

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    1. Hey anonymous,

      I agree with you and I have shared your same disappointment/frustration many times. It seems to me that 90% of vegetarian hawkers in Singapore are selling the same dishes, cooked the same unhealthy way, with the same ingredients - Boring.

      I do try my best to feature stalls like Miao Shan, Onn, Henry Wang etc more heavily on my blog and Facebook. Cooks who dare (or have the ability) to do something different - That is what I am looking for!

      Luke

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  2. For that stall, their fried cauliflower pieces and the braised bean curd skin knots are my favourite.
    Can Try their Crispy noodles or Hokkien Noodles too.

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    1. Hey anonymous,

      Awesome, ok I will check out those dishes if I return again. :)

      Luke

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