CLOSED - The food at this stall can still be found at their main outlet YWQ Vegetarian Bistro. For this stall, it has been taken over by another non-related vegetarian stall.
YWQ, which I praised quite highly, mainly for their mind-blowing laksa. Due to the long and somewhat unattractive named YWQ (which stands for Yuan Wei Quan), the owner has recently rebranded both outlets as simply 'Yuan'.
Brown Rice & Dishes. What I love about this stall is the brown rice they use. It is pure brown rice (not mixed with white rice like most places) and always cooked perfectly. The dishes tend to be pretty repetitive, but they are always cooked well. I am especially fond of their thinly cut black bean bitterground, and their creamy eggplant. The price on paper may seem high, but lets not forget this is a food court, not a coffee shop. Moreover, the portion size at Yuan is typically very large.
Price: $4.00. 8/10
Laksa. So the question must surely arrise as to whether their food court counterpart can boast the same quality. The answer is no, the laksa here is not as good as their bistro. As the laksa gravy is cooked in a much larger pot, the sauce inevitably gets a little more watered down, and doesn't have that richness that the bistro laksa has. Having said that, this is still one heck of a laksa, which would match most of the 'so called' best in Singapore. The gravy is creamy, aromatic and smooth, without being too spicy nor having too much oil used. The ingredients all work perfectly with the gravy, and the minced laksa leaf garnish on top adds great visual appeal, as well as flavour.
Price: $4.00. 8/10
Conclusion - There is a reason why this stall attracts such a large number of Toa Payoh residents. The rice and dishes is always fresh (although tends to sell out a little too fast) and their daily specials are also excellent. For my money, this is definitely the best vegetarian eatery in the Toa Payoh region, definitely a place I suggest you visit - Particularly on Wednesday, then their laksa is available.
Food - 8/10
Service - 7/10
Value - 6/10