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Singapore's Best Meatless Eats

Singapore's Best Meatless Eats

If you're looking to balance out your diet, go on a detox, or if you're simply vegetarian, here are 10 places that serve up tasty meat-free eats — think faux sashimi, hummus with fluffy pita and Thai basil "pork" and more. We didn't think eating clean could taste this good!
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On the corner of Stanley Street is a cosy 40-seater bistro that serves up hearty veggie bowls that are far from bland or boring. Fill your tummy with their massive Vegan Sweet Potato and Chickpea Bowl ($19) composed of beetroot hummus, quinoa, tahini and tofu-avocado mix. If you're dining with a meat eater, they can still eat clean (it's carb-and-gluten-free) with their Zoodle Bolognaise ($18) which stars zucchini noodles buried under the deliciously chunky bolognaise sauce.
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Do not be fooled by their humble exterior, this casual Middle-eastern bakery probably makes the finest pitas on the island. Make use of #BurppleBeyond to enjoy one-for-one Fill Free Sandwich ($8), where delightfully fluffy pita is stuffed with freshly fried golden brown falafel balls and smooth hummus. Go for the Special Fresh Hummus Dish ($13) that comes with two pitas. Choose from their assortment of pita flavours such as the Za’atar Herb Pita ($2.20) or Spicy New Orleans ($2.20), but their simple Wholemeal ($1) is just as satisfying. Pro tip: take away hummus and pita for prolonged enjoyment!
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Sitting at the top of Orchard Central is a beautiful restaurant blessed with tons of natural light and luscious greenery — the perfect backdrop for your next date or special occasion. Splurge on a 7 Course Set Dinner ($68.80) to enjoy a wider range of dishes. Expect dishes like the Vegetable Sashimi on Ice with Sea Grapes Shooter Glass that manipulates ingredients like coconut, konjac, huai san and aloe vera to embody the texture and bite of the real thing. As part of the 7-course dinner, Burppler Aunty Discount Club recommends choosing the Grill Summer Mushroom Steak on “Pu-Ye” Hot Stone and drizzling on the accompanying thick peppery sauce.
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Find authentic thai food with mock meats and creative innovations at this restaurant in Sunshine Plaza. Order their delicious vegan rendition of Stir Fried Mince Pork with Basil Leaf ($12) that still tastes authentic despite missing the quintessential fish sauce. Otherwise, opt for the popular Tom Yam Soup In Claypot ($12) that is aromatic without being too spicy, or the Son-In-Law Eggs ($14) for a creative deep-fried concoction of mashed yam for egg whites and mashed pumpkin for the egg yolk. Yum!
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These sinful Mediterranean-fusion dishes are so tasty you may not realise they are meat-free. Highly recommended by Burppler Jasmine Lim is the decadent Masala Eggplant ($29) stuffed with chickpeas, capsicum, ricotta and spices, baked with mozeralla cheese and served with a generous dollop of yoghurt sauce. Pasta lovers, get drunk on the intoxicating Absolut ($28) that features creamy penne pasta flamed with Absolut vodka. Alternatively, go for the Magic Mushroom ($20) — baked portobello mushroom with ricotta cheese and spinach topped with cheese and zesty tomato basil sauce.
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Find shelter and warmth on rainy days at this Chinese joint on Middle Road and indulge in a vegetarian steamboat with your closest pals. Burppler Raine Liu recommends the Sausage ($3.90) and Vegetarian Lamb Meat ($3.90), where the mock meats soak up the flavourful Laksa and Herbal soup bases. You could also spice things up with their numbingly aromatic Mala Yong Tau Foo ($20.90) that is wok-hei heaven.
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The crowd favourite for vegetarian food in Singapore is a Peranakan-fusion bistro parked at the corner of Peck Seah Street. Go for their Thai Sweet and Sour Delight ($16.90) that features crispy yet tender mock meat and pineapple chunks drenched in an appetizing tangy sauce. We recommend the Penang Rendang ($18) for a spicy hearty feast of panfried mushrooms that have a nice bite. If you're still feeling peckish, order a set of Golden nuggets ($20.90) that makes for a surprisingly meaty and delicious snack!
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This quaint hidden gem tucked away in Joo Chiat allows vegetarians to get a taste of the local cuisine while staying meat-free. Served with bowl of sweet corn soup, the Kampung Fried Rice Set ($10.90) is a delectably smoky, belacan-infused dish with soy-prawn and tender mock satay doused in a creamy peanut sauce. Another popular alternative is the coconutty Nyonya Laksa Lemak ($9.90) that has tons of mock prawns, fishcakes and tofu soaked nicely in a rich and creamy spice-filled broth.
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Gather your best buds for brunch at this humble joint in Yishun for a super cheap yet awesome Plain Roti Prata ($1). Expect prata that is golden, fluffy and perfectly crispy-chewy. Dip it in the accompanying vegetarian curry that is so tasty you'll never guess that it is made without meat! Get a plate Fried Carrot Cake ($3.80) to share, best eaten hot with a dash of chilli.
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Perfect for impressing your date on a budget, this zen Asian fusion spot plates up beautiful vegetarian dishes that don't break the bank. Opt for their 5 Course Set ($26.80) or spend a little more for the 8 Course Set ($32.80) that comes with bread and apple cider. For mains, choose from 12 dishes. Standouts include the Sizzling Quinoa Brown Rice ($15.80 if ordered ala carte) that is fragrant and has just the right amount of char, and the Spicy Shiitake with Purple Rice Roll ($15.80 if ordered ala carte) that features sushi rice and flavourful, crunchy shiitake mushrooms.
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