Name: Nature Vegetarian Delights@Serangoon 大自然素食
Address: 756 Upper Serangoon Road, Upper Serangoon Shopping Centre #04-01, Singapore 534626
Opening Hours: Tue to Sun 11am – 9.30pm. Closed on Mon (Confirmed)
Website: Not Available
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Remarks: The restaurant will open on Mon when it is the Lunar 1st or 15th.
Nature Delights have 3 branches in Hougang, Serangoon and Bukit Purmei. We will be featuring all the three branches in the coming weeks. We start with the Serangoon branch as it is the largest among the three. Vegetarian old-timers will remember that the Serangoon branch was located at Teck Chye Terrace. It moved its operation to Upper Serangoon Shopping Centre last year. As it was located way back on Level 4 of the shopping centre and lightings were dim during night-time, some of our female vegetarian friends were apprehensive when walking to the restaurant.
They need not worry anymore. Nature Delights Serangoon recently relocates to the Level 4 unit overlooking Upper Serangoon Road. The ambiance of the new Nature Delights Serangoon is now brighter. It has also increased its old capacity to 25 tables. It cleverly tears down the walls of the old unit to give a perspective that it is much bigger. We advise that you come early during the peak dining hours over the weekend as it is usually very crowded.
Mutton Soup with French Toast
The mutton soup with french toast is a good appetizer. We love the authentic taste of the thick mutton soup, of which you can taste the herbs and spices. It is laden with mock meat. The french loaf resembles a garlic bread grilled with Italian herbs. The serving is only enough for one people so it is pretty expensive.
Dan Dan Noodle (担担面)
The Dan Dan Noodle (担担面) scores on many fronts. The noodles is well cooked and retains its QQ texture. The noodle sauce is mainly tomato sauce which mash up the various ingredients of mock minced meat, diced capsicum and lettuce with the noodles nicely.
Minced Meat Noodle (肉挫面)
The Minced Meat Noodle (肉挫面）uses the same noodles and mock minced meat as its main ingredients with mushroom and small green vegetables as the side vegetables. The noodle sauce seem to be a combination of soy sauce and sesame oil. The dish tastes great but if you were to ask us to choose, we will prefer the Dan Dan Noodle.
Nature Delights Serangoon used to sell a variety of Roti Pratas on its menu. Now it only sells Ham and Cheese and Black Pepper Prata wraps probably due to lack of its cooking spaces. We confirm that the unsold plain Roti Pratas from Hougang and Bukit Purmei branch are transported to the Serangoon branch for making the wraps. We applause Nature Delights for not wasting food. Also, the restaurant just has to heat up the plain pratas to make the wraps. Between the 2 prata wraps, we prefer the ham and cheese Prata wraps as the melted ham blends very well with the mock ham in the wrap. On the other hand, as for the black pepper prata wraps, we can only find a piece of black pepper steak in the wrap. The taste in the black pepper prata wrap is not strong.
Quality: 4/5 (Ham & Cheese), 3/5 (Black Pepper)
Teriyaki Grill Fish Set
Nature Delights Serangoon sells a wide range of set meals. The Teriyaki Grill Fish Set comes with a plate of Teriyak Grilled Mock Fish, miso soup, jelly and rice. The jelly is firm and adequately flavoured. Miso Soup is not exactly our favourite soup but the taste here is not so overwhelming. The mock fish is quite salty probably being grilled with soy sauce.
Black Pepper Steak Set
Black Pepper Steak Set Meal comes with fries, salad, jelly, french loaf and mushroom soup. We find the steak tender and not laden with flour. Also, the pepper sauce is quite good. The salad serving is generous and taste great. We suspect that the restaurant may have put some flavourings into the salad sauce. The cream of mushroom soup is slightly watery but tastes alright.
The sauce of the seafood spaghetti set seem to be predominating tomato ketchup. Luckily it does not completely overwhelm the whole dish. The sliced mock prawn and fish cake are the off-the-shelf variety. Overall, we find the dish to be above average.
We recommend this dish when you are hard pressed for time. We love the soft potatoes and crispy cracker, but find the long beans stiff and needs more cooking. On the other hand, we wish the creamy curry can be more spicy.
Small Steamboat Set
Burger Set Meal
We recommend that you make a beeline for Nature Delights Serangoon if you are in the vicinity or visiting NEX. It is also a great place for family gatherings or outings, as there are plenty of tables in the restaurant.
Nature Delights Serangoon is located 2 bus stops away from Serangoon MRT on the Circle Line.