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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Greendot

Greendot was all started out from a school canteen stall since 2011 and currently they have ventured commercially into a few malls like Bedok Mall, Paya Lebar Sqaure & Westgate. Their flag ship outlet is located in Paya Lebar Square, occupying 3 units space on the 2nd Level.

She is founded by young entrepreneurs aged 23 (during then), Fu Yong Hong and his good friend Justin Chou, a vegetarian food enthusiast.

The aim of Greendot is not about converting people into vegetarians but rather, encourage people to have a well balance and flexible diet. They are promoting healthier diet and hopefully more people can eat less meat and embrace a green diet.

Greendot
Looking for traditional menu? Yes, they do have! But they do also have a handy electronic menu that is attached to every table where you can order.

Device
In the search of good tea, entrepreneurs of Greendot had went into mountainous areas in Taiwan, meeting tea planters and learn about the process of tea planting. Finally, they narrowed down to a collection of 12 teas and we had enjoyed here was a teapot of fragrant Oolong Tea from Alisan, Taiwan. Its color as well as taste was way different than those usual Oolong tea I had. The after taste of it keeps the mouth refresh in its sweetness and makes the throat feel smooth.

Alisan Oolong - $3.50
Honey Peach Oolong Tea is my personal favourite. In its chilled form, it gave me a refreshing treat with a welcoming fruity scent.

Being a "flexitarian", I do often enjoy meat as much. Like many others, when it comes with vegetarian food, we were quite skeptical about its taste and how flavourful can it be as compared to the real ones. At Greendot, no food is ever contain with flour or gluten as they either use fresh vegetables and mushrooms or are made from soy as well as konnyaku products.

Lion Mane Mushroom Rendang Rice to start with was aesthetically alluring. Colors were especially captivating. The bowl of fragrant sesame rice was stacked with a medley of vegetables consisting of broccoli, lettuce, seaweeds, shredded cucumber as well as carrots with shrooms added. The starring part of the dish is none other than the chunky mocked rendang "meat". Rendang gravy was lip-smackingly good, thick and perfumed in its spices.

Lion Mane Mushroom Rendang Rice - $9.50
Eating in groups? Why not getting yourselves involved in a different experience by trying out their mushroom pots for 2 or even 4 pax. The 4 pax meal comes with two choices of 2 soup base from Herbal, Tom Yum or Laksa with 4 bowls of rice.

Mini Hot Pot Set of 4 - $59.90

A basket of assorted food including Shitake Mushroom, Enoki Mushroom, Shimeiji Mushroom, Tomato, Tau Kee, Konnyaku Prawn, Baby Nai Bai, Chinese cabbage, Green Coral are provided to mix in the soup.

Basket of Assorted Food
Sides like Plated Sauteed Broccoli, Mixed Fruits and Salad, Mixed Mushroom Platter are included as well, not forgetting a pot of premium tea too.

Sides

Clearing your palates

Among the few choices of healthy rice, what I like best was sesame rice and Emperor Rice. If you like the fragrance from chicken rice, you will enjoy their sesame rice and if you enjoy black glutinous dessert, don't forget your bowl of Emperor Rice.

Emperor Rice
If you have been to QQ Rice or even the rice section of super marts, these gains should be of no strangers to you.

Five Treasure Rice
They were fluffy and nutritiously good.

Brown Rice

Looking for a mild spicy kick to pair with the bowl of rice? The sweetness as well as the spice served in a soup with Kaffir lime leaves, pink ginger buds and lemon grass spelt out the aromatic soup base.

Tom Yam Soup Base
If you are not enough with the spice from Tom Yam Soup, do try out the laksa broth too. It is of watery base and not too lemak in a sense.

Laksa Soup Base
With the existence of Vegan Burg, burger dishes from Vegetarian eating places are of no surprise. You can still enough your plate of western delight with thick cut fries by the side, dipping them into your favourite chilli/tomato sauce. Who says vegetarian are not interesting? The Lion's mane mushroom came with sliced cheese, omelette egg, tomato, a veggie patty spread with black pepper sauce,giving you that spicy kick.
Lion's Mane Mushroom Burger - $8.90


Nourishing herbal noodles aids blood circulation as well as reducing cholesterol level. Tau Pok, Radish, carrot, konnyaky balls and soya chunks were cooked in the scrumptious herbal broth with Chinese herbs like Angelica,  red dates, wolf-berry and licorice. Though herbs infused taste was not that strong to my liking, I would say this dish is pretty decent and stomach warming especially during colder weathers. A little pet peeve was that we took quite a while to take food pictures and end up the soup was absorbed by the noodles. So remember to enjoy it at its best condition.

Herbal Noodle - $7.90
"Laksa Mai Hum"? Well, you have it now. Get yourself into such local indulgence from the bowl of laksa made from scratch with blue, yellow gingers, chillies as well as laksa leaves. Ingredients consists of thick bee hoon, konnyaku slice, konnyaku prawn, tau pok, radish and carrot. Its taste is comparable to the "original" version.

Laksa - $5.90
Finishing off, we tasted their interesting array of beverages, ranging from fresh fruit tea, yogurt fruit shake to even soy latte. Do note that the size of the cups is not the actual sizes as they are for sampling only.

Note: Not the actual size of drinks

A perfect way to end the dinner with a cooling dessert. Osmanthus Jelly was definitely pleasing to the eyes. The sight of handful Osmanthus flowers and wolf-berries through the translucent wobbly Konnyaku Jelly was distracting. Sweetness was just right with little hint of its flowers' scent.

Osmanthus Jelly - $3.50

Be a flexitarian and enjoy vegetarian at times, I don't mind re-visiting their outlet again especially when they have one in the West side. Therefore if you feel like eating with a purpose or even going green, do visit their outlets.

Rating: 3.25 / 5

Greetndot
Location: Paya Lebar Square, 60 Paya Lebar Road #02-15/16/17 Singapore 409051