Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Vegetarian stalls at Tiong Bahru market and food centre.

I just landed in a job and today's my first day of work :) It's still ok for now, but I guess stress may come in soon. Anyway, it probably won't be too interesting to talk about the work I am doing, so lets talk about the vegetarian food I had at the Tiong Bahru market and food centre.

There are two vegetarian stalls at the food centre and both are very near each other. I ordered from the Cong cong vegetarian stall (I think it was call cong cong). However, because today is an auspicious day for some religious people in the lunar calender, they were almost sold out when I arrived. I just ordered fried bee hoon and 2 veggies and a soy fish. The bee hoon was very nice as compared to other places and so was the soy fish - even though it didn't come with any sauce. The stir-fried veggies were so-so, but definitely not of low quality. All these for SGD$2.50, pretty worth it in my opinion.

13 comments:

star said...

Hi, I recently turned vegetarian. I'm very fortunate to have very understanding and accomodating parents who support and keep meat off our breakfast(she cooks in the mornin only). But, I somehow find goin vegan rather tough here in Singapore because most eateries don't provide vegan food...

zlyrica said...

Hi Dreamy,
Wah that fast! You already landed with a job? Happy for you... Ur veg lunch is sooo cheap, like mine, hahaha. I'm working at Ubi and there are about 5 known veggies stall near my office (there might be more). The very one thing i'm going to miss Ubi when i left my job is the food here, cheap and nice :)

Hi Star,
Actually most chinese vegy stalls in thecoffeeshops, food courts or even resturants are almost vegan. Cos basic chinese cooking dun usually use milk or honey and one can always opt out eggs. :)

Shvetha said...

Congrats dreamy!! Have fun working! Vegetarian stalls @ Tiong Bahru are new to me coz I always thought that was one of the places with no options for us! Glad to know am wrong!

KleoPatra said...

Congratulations on your new job!!!

And i like to hear about this vegetarian food at the market/food centre... What was the holiday for the religious people?

Soy fish, 'eh? Sounds interesting. What was it like!?!?

Veggie Bun said...

Congrats! That's fast. Was it the job that you talk abt vegetarianism in the interview? Haha..

dreamy said...

Hi star, which eateries have u gone to? Many dishes sold at Chinese vegetarian eateries are vegan.

Zlyrica: Hehe.. yesterday's one was cheap! But today's one isn't :)

Shvetha: There are, you just need to go to search at the Vegetarian society (singapore) website for the eateries. The two eateries at tiong bahru marketplace are not listed as for now however.

Kleopatra: Yesterday was suppose to be the enlightenment day for Guan Yin Bodhisattva, who is revered in religions like Taoism and Buddhism. Soy fish is mainly made of tightly-compressed-together yuba (soy milk skin) wrapped in seaweed.

Yes VB, it was the "vegetarian talk" job hehe

star said...

Hi dreamy and all, thanks for replyin. Now I do realise all of you are right. Most of the vegetarian stores are vegan. I guess for me, I just turned vegetarian for about a month so I find it hard to resist waffles, cakes, ice-cream and all...perhaps I'm not determined enough now. Hmm, I guess if I were to be vegan my mum will be a bit uncomfortable with it too.

And ya, breaking the news that I turned vegetarian is quite a 'battle'. haha...so far only my close friends knows it.When school starts next week, my classmates will soon find out I guess. But, wait, I think my school has no vegetarian stores...Oops.

Veggie Bun said...

Hehe.. So it's really not that bad to enlighten ppl abt vegetarianism.. hehe...
Btw, what kind of field is the job in? Hope not lab testing with animals..

Edanator said...

Dreamy: Congratulations! I think that you are in a very good position now that you landed the job despite your vegan lecture. :-D Your boss will see you as an honest person, willing to commit to what is right.

star: If you've only been vegetarian for a month, you shouldn't rush things. Relax about going vegan until you feel you have the knowledge and conviction to do so. If you make a hastily, uninformed switch you may end up sick from eating a poor diet, causing you to drop vegetarianism altogether. We'd hate for that to happen, so please take your path to veganism step-by-step - We'll be waiting for you at the finish line. :-D

Oh, and if you have any questions/need support I hope you have joined the vss forum?
http://www.vegetarian-society.org/forums/

dreamy said...

Nope, juz some Admin-styled kind of job VB :) I will never go into some labs that wants u to kill or test drugs on animals, I dun think I can bring myself to do that, besides I can't be a vegan anymore wld I? :)

Hahaha.. thanks Eda!:) Anyway it's a temporary job so if it isn't good it doesn't matter, but collegues are nice.

Yup star.. juz take it slowly, cakes and ice-cream etc. are still ok as a vegetarian, if u move to veganism u can substitute them with vegan ones. As for vegetarian stalls in school, maybe u can opt for any vegetarian options in the non-veg stalls or pack from vegetarian stalls outside.

star said...

hello ppl! Thanks for all the replies! Yup yup, I agree I guess I would need to go one step at a time. Right now, I'm enjoyin every bit of being a vegetarian. I feel so glad that I'm no longer contributing to the animals' death. Thanks for sharin so much with me... :)

Veggie Bun said...

btw, how come you are just working temporarily? Raising funds for your future vegan cafe?? Hehe

dreamy said...

hehe.. no la, it was found by an agent actually, so I thought since I dun have much xp, can go get some experience before I find a perm one :)

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