Vegetarians will be delighted to know the opening of Lotus Kitchen Vegetarian. This new restaurant dishes out over 50 contemporary Chinese vegetarian cuisines from the made-to-order dim sum to delicious local favourites such as handmade noodles and stir-fried dishes. Here is where gourmands can embrace green eating with natural premium ingredients and herbs such as lion’s mane mushrooms, agaricus blazei mushroom, pearl mushroom, tian ma, cordyceps flower, burdock and sugarcane sprout imported from Taiwan, all used to whip up exciting vegetarian dishes. These ingredients will help boost your body constitution!
The 80-seater Lotus Kitchen is the brainchild of Ms Lee, who boasts over 13 years of experience in preparing vegetarian cuisines. She has a penchant for mixing different herbs to create new aromatic blends as well as using homemade sauces and spices to whip up authentic local and Taiwanese vegetarian dishes. The launch of Lotus Kitchen rides on the success of its predecessor, Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant, another concept by Ms Lee. The restaurant purveys over 100 vegetarian buffet dishes daily. It also has under its belt numerous accolades such as Singapore’s Top 100 Signature Dish Award & Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards 2004-2005.
Lotus Kitchen’s menu will include newly created dishes as well as Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant’s best-selling mainstays. Satisfy your palate with this masterpiece creation, Signature Crispy Summer Wrap with Passionfruit (S$35.80), featuring a harmonious combination of pleasantly crisp soya slices coated in special batter and paired with passion fruit stripes to give you a tangy punch. Top it off with a dip in our homemade sweet bean paste sauce and the exciting array of distinctive flavours will leave your taste buds screaming for more.
Discover the flavours of the Braised Mushroom in Hot Stone Pot ($18.80), which follows a new recipe. It features lion’s mane and shiitake mushroom, which along with bamboo shoots are stir-fried with chilli and ginger. The ingredients interact with basil leaves on the stone pot which helps bring out the fragrance of the basil leaves.
Continue the indulgence with the Spicy Grilled Oat Slices in Hotplate (S$18.80) made using natural ingredients such as oats and soya. Heaped upon the slab of oat slices, Ms Lee’s specially blended chilli punctuate the dish with a fiery kick.
The Taro Mee Sua Cake (S$6.80) lets you enjoy the best of two worlds: pan-fried taro and mee sua cake.
Tuck into the savoury delight that is the Lion’s Mane Mushroom Pan-fried Dumpling (S$8.80/6 pieces) — the handcrafted dumplings are pan-fried with a delightful crunch of water chestnuts.
The Signature Homemade Satay (S$15.80) showcases soya slices marinated with more than 10 fragrant spices. Dip each skewer into the homemade satay sauce for the extra oomph!
Lotus Kitchen has also put a modern spin on a national favourite — the Signature Stir Fried Laksa (S$9.80) is a gratifying meal, starring in-house laksa gravy and fresh spices that lend a piquant flavour.
The signature dishes, curated from Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant’s menu, are bound to delight as well. The Signature Double-boiled Herbal Tian Ma Soup (S$8.80) is a nourishing offering, steamed and brewed with over 10 herbs and premium-quality pearl mushrooms. The tian ma herb also has liver-calming and neuroprotective benefits.
Cap off the meal with the Lotus Yam Paste with Purple Rice (S$6.80). The yam paste is cooked with the purple rice together with red beans, red dates, dried raisins and wolfberries. The yam paste is piped onto the plate, and then topped with the purple rice mixture. Gingko nuts add the finishing touch. Or go with the Pumpkin Paste with Purple Rice (S$6.80), a light pumpkin puree topped with purple rice and vanilla ice cream, for sheer indulgence.
Lotus Kitchen boasts a modern minimalist interior design, and its cosy and congenial atmosphere promises gourmands a great bonding time. Savour the vegetarian dishes in an air-conditioned setting, and go on an epicurean journey with your loved ones!
Address: #01-01/02, Chinatown Point, 133 New Bridge Road, Singapore 059413 | Opening Hours: 11.30am – 3pm & 5.30pm – 10pm Daily | Tel: (65) 6538 1068 | Facebook: LotusVegetarian | Instagram: @lotusvegetarian