Yesterday my friends decided to meet up for a sea food dinner. I joined but only to see "food". Took my dinner at Ci Yan organic place at 8 smith street at Chinatown instead. At first I thought I entered the wrong place since I can see only lots of pieces of posters instead of their eatery's name. The place is decorated with Buddhist posters, thankas, and a picture of HHDL on the inside. Basically the ambience is pretty much Tibetan Buddhism. The air-conditioning was very light. There was no background music - a good place for a peaceful and quiet meal. The place is quite small, but there were only two unoccupied tables.
They do not have a menu, the lady boss told me they have a brown rice + vegetables set meal and laksa and tofu goreng. I ordered the laksa - they did not use milk or coconut milk, it was served in a flash.
It was the most unusual laksa I ever had. First, it does not have the thick creamy soup of the usual laksas. Second, it is served with veggies on the top. Third, I don't remember eating any mock meat, which usually comes with vegetarian laksa. Seeing is believing...
The taste is reasonable well considering they do not use msg. But the laksa may be a little hot for those who are not a fan of chillis. Go early for dinner if you want a choice of mix veg rice or the day's special, my laksa was one of the last bowls they serve.
Home cooked dish - Somedays ago, my mum did an interesting stir fry - Cellophane noodles + Chinese radish + Tofu bits which taste pretty good even though I don't really like chinese radish. Ok I admit... it doesn't look as good as the organic laksa, but it's good :)
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