CLOSED DOWN - As of 14/12/2015
Malaysia post, Beyond Veggie was the brainchild of the husband and wife owner of Secret Recipe. I'm not sure why they wanted to open a chain of vegetarian eateries - It seems especially odd as most Secret Recipe outlets have a very meat heavy menu.
Passion Fruit Tea. Vegans beware, the original version of this drink will include honey. I had the honey switched to molasses, to make it vegan. Overall this is a sweet and sour thick mixture, that has real pieces of passion fruit inside.
Price: $9.90. 7/10
Nutty Mix Salad. The original version will include mayonnaise. In fact, every salad on the menu is non-vegan - What world are we living in when salad is not vegan, seriously? Even non-egg eaters must be very careful - The fried mushroom salad for example, has the mushroom fried in egg batter (no mention of this on the menu). This salad had a wide array of ingredients inside, and mustard dressing used as a replacement for mayo. Overall the salad was a little flat and sour, perhaps the original version is better.
Price: $7.20. 6/10
Yunnan Style Fried Vermicelli. All in all, this was the best thing I tried from Beyond Veggie. I really love how the bee hoon was juicy and packed with zesty flavour. The portion size for all Beyond Veggie dishes is huge, and if you're a smaller eater you may struggle to finish. Great dish.
Price: $9.90. 8/10
''Thai Style'' Fried Kuey Teow. Once this dish arrived, I was a little disappointed to see that the components to this dish were exactly the same as the fried vermicelli. This dish bares almost no similarity to our conventional char kway teow, so if you're looking for that sort of experience you will want to avoid this dish. The kway teow aspect of this dish was really poor, in my opinion. It was too spicy and lacked any other flavour at all. Even wetting it in lime juice couldn't bring out any of the flavour. Not a dish that I would consider ordering again.
Price: $9.90. 5/10
Conclusion - What surprised me about Beyond Veggie was the price difference between Malaysia and Singapore. In Malaysia, Beyond Veggie is the Original Sin of the vegetarian world (the most expensive place you could possibly eat). However, in Singapore I found the prices were much more reasonable - Especially for the portion size and geographical location. That being said, the food quality was a little underwhelming and too heavy in animal products.
Food - 6/10
Service - 7/10
Value - 7/10