Name: Ru Lai Vegetarian Food 如来素食
Address: 226D Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, Kebun Baru Market & Food Centre #01-105, Singapore 564226
Opening Hours: Daily 5.30am to 12pm (Confirmed)
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Ang Mo Kio is a huge housing estate in Central Singapore. We simply lose count of the number of hawker centres and coffee shops in the estate. Ru Lai is located in Kebun Baru Market & Food Centre at the outskirts of the housing estate near the Ang Mo Kio-Bishan Park. The food centre only has a row of hawker food stalls. Yet, out of the 8 stalls, there is an astounding 3 vegetarian stalls, making it one of the highest concentration of vegetarian food in a local food centre.
Ru Lai specialises in vegetarian dry noodles. The dish is available in Mee Pok, U-Mian, Kuay Teow or Thick Mee Hoon. We order the dry noodles in Kuay Teow or Thick Mee Hoon, as we rarely see these options elsewhere.
We usually find Kueh Teow in soup-based dishes such as Kueh Chup, so we are eager to find out how it fares in a dry dish. We are happy that the Kueh Teow dish does not disappoint, though the Ketchup sauce overwhelms the soy sauce gravy. We especially love the crispy beancurd roll and soft vegetarian meat.
Thick Mee Hoon
The stall literally pours ketchup onto the noodles, resulting in the dish having the same texture and taste as Spaghetti. Despite this, We still like this oriental style “spaghetti”.
On the other side of the food centre, Fu Kou Xiang Vegetarian opened its door recently with its signature carrot cake. The stall owner certainly knows how to prepare a solid plate of carrot cake. It is a good alternative, if the queue at Ru Lai is too long.
Ru Lai always enjoys the longest queue among the 3 vegetarian stalls. It is evident of its great dry noodles. We notice that the best time to come is around 11am, when the breakfast crowd has left. We recommend that you order both the carrot cake from Fu Kou Xiang, and the dry noodles from Ru Lai. You will not be disappointed.
We take Bus 262 from the Ang Mo Kio bus interchange to reach the food centre.