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“Delicious organic, home-cooked, cheap veg food”

Ci Yan Organic Vegetarian Health Food
Ranked #1,172 of 11,771 Restaurants in Singapore
Cuisines: Chinese
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Neighbourhood: Chinatown
Description: We read about this restaurant in the official guide to Chinatown published by the Singapore Tourism Board, and we were lucky enough to find it on a recent visit to Chinatown. It's a small restaurant run by a husband and wife that serves a set menu of organic, vegetarian Chinese food. The menu changes each day, and during our lunch there were 3 choices: a vegetarian wrap, brown rice set, or a delicious tofu/noodle dish. The owner was very welcoming, spoke English, and suggested a meal for us since it was our first visit. The prices were very reasonable, and it had a nice, quiet atmosphere with pictures of the Dalai Lama and Buddhist statues on the walls. The restaurant has already been reviewed on Hungry Go Where, a food review site for Singapore: http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/ci_yan_organic_vegetarian_health_food/
Reviewed 28 March 2014

I'm not vegetarian and not inclined to become one, but Ci Yan offers some of the best veg meals I have ever had.

Good: Food is home-cooked, only organic, healthy, scrumptious and high quality; good portions; homely interior; lovely family that manages the place; convenient location - on Smith Street in Chinatown

Bad: Nothing

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Reviewed 19 March 2014

Ci Yan is a small place with amazing food! A perfect option at night when the restaurant at the temple is closed. They make different dishes every day and everything tastes very good! Try it if you like vegetarian food, and if you don't, try it anyway... you'll like it! ;-)

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Reviewed 13 January 2014

There is no printed menu, and you only get to select from the list of today's special on a blackboard. But I was very delighted with what I was offered, both healthy and delicious! Nothing too fancy, but simply great vegetarian food!

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Reviewed 22 December 2013

The decor is unassuming but very inrterestng with many Tibetan Buddhist images.
The food was quite tasty. I ordered pumpkin soup and it was delicious (and I usually don't like soups).

The main plate consisted of brown rice, and 3 sauteed vegetables (mixed bamboo shoots, eggplant, and kale) with a bit of lettuce and diced carrots topped by a small amount if tasty mango dressing.

I also recommend the ice herbal tea - delish!

The restaurant was peaceful and quiet with some quiet music in the background. Quite a nice change from the busy city.

A good deal price-wise relative to other places in over-priced Singapore (tho SE Asia local fare can be so cheap any place in Singapore is a bit dear).

Def be back again.

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Reviewed 5 September 2013 via mobile

We tried 4 dishes here and 2 were simple wonderful. The minestrone soup was impeccable. Tofu with satay like sauce was beautiful. Such fresh tofu- yum! The millet paella was something I.enjoyed but my wife found it not quite flavoursome enough. Mushroom noodles was the only weaker dish so I would suggest to opt for one of the other dishes. Staff are very pleasant. Will be back!

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