Out of the ashes rise the Phoenix. This quote aptly applies to Zhen vegetarian occupying the stall unit which was Hong Yi Vegetarian two years ago at Yuhua Food Centre. Does it live up to its predecessor?
Zhen Vegetarian mainly sells economic rice set meal. The set meals are named as vegetarian chicken and duck rice. But it is not the usual set meal we come to expect. The set meal comes with a fixed ingredient eg mock duck meat, beancurd chicken meat. We can then choose two more ingredients to go with the rice. As the price does not change with white or ginger rice, we choose ginger rice. We like the well cooked and adequately flavoured ingredients. We especially love the spicy chicken rice chilli sauce.
Price: Starting from $3
During our visit, we shared a table with another vegetarian. She recommended that we try the Kway Chup as it was much better than Hong Yi’s. We just have to try it. Unfortunately, we did not find any wow factor in the Kway Chup. The quality is just average.
Sliced Fish Mee Hoon
Zhen uses the standard mock fish as its main ingredient. The soup is based on bitter gourd and tastes just okay to us. In the end, we only give an average rating to the dish.
Zhen does not sell as many dishes as Hong Yi. But the economic rice set meals and its chilli sauce are great. With the closure of Hong Yi, many vegetarians do not visit Yuhua Food Centre anymore. Zhen gives us good reasons to visit Yuhua Food Centre again.
You can find out about the location and operating hours of Zhen online.
Zhen, located in Yuhua Hawker Centre, is a short walk from Lakeside MRT.