This isn't my first time eating vegetarian but it is my first time eating vegetarian food that didn't taste like it's vegetarian! The food at Lotus Kitchen was so good you'd think the flavours came from meat itself but it was all just premium mushroom and soy as substitutes!
Here at Lotus Kitchen, Chinese cuisine vegetarian dishes are served using natural and premium ingredients; taking vegetarian dishes to a whole new level. This makes "eating clean, eating green" so much easier when their dishes tastes so good and tasty!
First up, we were served their Signature Double-boiled Herbal Tian Ma Soup ($8.80). It was very appetising and also has liver calming and neuroprotective benefits. They used premium-quality pearl mushrooms and the soup has been brewed with over 10 herbs.
Lotus Kitchen's Signature Homemade Satays ($15.80) will make you want more, it tastes so similar to the real satay it's unbelievable! And what's satay without the peanut sauce? Lotus Kitchen makes their own sauce and it was absolutely delish!
The Signature Stir Fried Laksa ($9.80) that Lotus Kitchen serves tastes exactly the ones served in the hawker centers. This dish made us all question whether this it really is vegetarian or not! We just wanted more and more of this!
Lotus Kitchen's Signature Lion's Mane Mushroom Pan-Fried Dumpings ($8.80/6 pieces) has water chestnuts inside which gave a nice crunch to the dumplings.
This dish was our all-time favourite: the Braised Mushroom in Hot pot ($18.80).
It has lion's mane, shiitake mushrooms, bamboo shoots that are stir-fried with chilli and ginger. I loved how the mushrooms were so juicy from absorbing all the tasty flavours from the other ingredients.
Here's something I've never tried of before. The Taro Mee Sua Cake ($6.80) lets you enjoy the best of two worlds ; Pan Fried taro & Mee Sua Cake.
I thought it was really creative of Lotus Kitchen's chef to have come up with this Signature Crispy Summer Wrap With Passionfruit ($35.80). It's just pecking duck! The wrapping skin is made out of crisp soy slices coated in the restaurant's special batter and paired with passion fruit strips for a tangy punch.
I would recommend pairing it with their homemade sweet bean paste sauce and let the combination bring you to another world.
Spicy Grilled Oat Slices in Hotplate ($18.80) was spicy. And when I say spicy, I literally mean SPICY. This dish was made using natural ingredients such as oats and soya. I would recommend you eat this with rice to calm the spice.
This Pumpkin Paste with Purple Rice ($.6.80) served with ice cream was refreshing yet light and the perfect way to end your meal.
Last but not least, the Lotus Yam Paste with Purple Rice ($6.80) is made out of red beans, red dates, dried raisins and wolfberries. The yam paste was piped onto the plate, topped with the purple rice mixture and for the finishing touches, gingko nuts as garnish. Just lovely!