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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Teng Bespoke Japanese Vegetarian Dining

Japanese Dining but in Vegetarian Style? Does it ring the bell? Teng Bespoke Japanese Vegetarian Dining gives us a different take on Japanese food in a healthier way serving quality and refreshing food.

Interior of Teng Bespoke Japanese Vegetarian Dining
If you look around, Teng Bespoke Japanese Vegetarian Dining occupies more than 1 unit space. Besides the main dining area, just look opposite of the unit and you will get to see a classy upscale dining area which is the overflow room of Teng's.

Overflow rooms
Kai Lan was blanched, cut and served in a stack. They were drench with roasted sesame sauce with a handful of sesame on its top to elevate the plain healthy vegetables. Simply love its crunchy and succulency in this starter!

Gai Lan Sesame Sauce - $5
Teriyaki Chicken on stick looked appetizing indeed served with english parsley and pinkish ginger strips. If you asked me about its taste, well, it takes abit to be greasy and glossy to convince me.

Teriyaki Chicken - $7
The Unagi Maki was something I had never expected and right at that moment, I had issues convincing myself I'm actually having vegetarian dishes. Mock Unagi tasted as though they were the actual with sweet black sauce lying on top of the little rice rice with cucumbers and avocados.

Unagi Maki - $15
 Even at a closer look, they look as good as those in the real Japanese Restaurant.

Unagi at a closer look
Dishes were getting more interesting in this case with 3 kinds of Sashimi, mock tuna, salmon and sword fish. The presentation and food art was stunning, how did they make the "veins" on the fish look so real? Arrangement of food with wasabi on the bed of ice made no difference as what we have from a Sashimi Bar!

Three Kind Sashimi - $19
Texture was smooth and these mocked sashimi did give fellow vegetarians a very good indication of how actual sashimi taste like, lessing the natural "fishy" taste.

Another Side
The crispy and uniform cuts of the piece of deep fried meat looks none other than a slab of delicious Pork Tonkatsu pairing up with garden salad and its dressing. The texture and bite may resemble an actual pork fillet but the taste still could not hide the fact that its a piece of vegetarian product with hints of mushrooms and yam.

Pork Fillet - $11
Buckwheat Noodle with toufu skin and mushroom broth is delighting. Beside the smooth buckwheat noodle, fried tempura bits had given the dishes another level of texture in the dish.

Buckwheat Noodle
Last but not least, the grains! Fried Rice was unexpectedly scrumptious and every mouth came with a whiff of wok fire taste! Incredible! Grains were topped with brown sea vegetables (hijiki) and these vegetables are part of Japanese diet for centuries as they are rich in dietary fibre and minerals such as calcium, iron and magnesium. Who says only red meats give iron?

Hjiki Fried Rice - $9
Special thanks to my pal who insisted that I should give Teng Bespoke a try and it gave me another view point of having Japanese dining in a vegetarian way. One of the servers did mentioned that they have more than 1 overflow room and in fact Teng Bespoke is also serving Thai Vegetarian Food and perhaps this is why we see Lemon Grass Drink available in its menu.

Ice Lemon Grass Tea - $4

Rating: 4 / 5

Teng Bespoke Japanese Vegetarian Dining
Location: Teng Bespoke Japanese Vegetarian DiningSunshine Plaza, 91 Bencoolen St #01-50 Singapore 189652