(Please note that this stall has moved to Jalan Bukit Merah. You can visit our detail page for its operating hours and location.)
Han Yi is the one of the latest Vegetarian eatery to debut in recent months. This is definitely a pleasant news to Vegetarians in Singapore as there have been closure of some vegetarian eateries such as Yummy Green and Naive this year. What is interesting about Han Yi is that it mianly sells Korean dishes. It also embraces Facebook aggressively to promote itself thereby attracting a fan base in a short while. It regularly informs its viewers of the opening hours for the week through Facebook and posts delicious looking photos online.
Due to its good Facebook marketing, quite a few of my friends thought that Han Yi is a Vegetarian restaurant. In fact, it is just a stall located at the Level 1 food court in the Sakae building among the Tai Seng industrial estate. The location itself is also very intriguing as it is situated in an industrial estate which makes operating in the weekend seem uneconomical. Yet when we were there during Sat lunch time, the stall was quite busy.
As you can see from the menu, Han Yi focus exclusively on Korean food such as Kimchi and Bibimbap with western style baked rice and spaghetti.
The sour and spicy mee was delivered piping hot to the table. We were impressed by the speed of the stall as they were able to fulfill the orders quickly. We found mock duck, cabbage and green vegetable in the soup together with what we believed to be some sliced Korean rice cake. The soup has a miso taste and really not that spicy. The noodles is quite springy. Our only complaint is that the serving is small.
The Gochujang (Korean hot pepper) Bibimbap comes in an authentic bowl with the ingredients spread orderly through the bowl. For this Bibimbap, you have to apply the hot pepper chili sauce to the dish as the dish is essentially tasteless without it. The hot chili sauce is not really spicy. As with the sour and spicy mee, the serving is small.
We recommend that you give Han Yi a try as it is the only dedicated Korean vegetarian eatery in Singapore. We will definitely be back for more!
Click here for more details on Han Yi.
Though the Sakae building is located close to Tai Seng MRT, there is no direct linkage from the MRT. You have to exit the MRT and cross the traffic junction to reach the building.