Plant this in your stomach: 5 meatless restaurant menus for World Vegan Day

At left, Three Buns’ Omni Wan Kenobi burger and Pizza Express’ Impossible Curry pizza. Photos: Three Buns, Pizza Express
At left, Three Buns’ Omni Wan Kenobi burger and Pizza Express’ Impossible Curry pizza. Photos: Three Buns, Pizza Express

Ahead of World Vegan Day this weekend, we’ve put together a list of five restaurants with plant-based dishes that can help switch up your diet. 

Try to stave off meat for a day on Sunday when vegans around the world celebrate their lifestyle and replace your usual comfort foods with these meatless treats while giving Mother Earth a break. From pizzas to fruit burgers and even fish-less fish and chips, see if any of these options suit your fancy. 

Jamie’s Italian

The 3-course set meal (S.95). Image: Jamie’s Italian
The 3-course set meal (S$49.95). Image: Jamie’s Italian

The Italian restaurant owned by renowned celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is giving diners exclusive vegan specials Oct. 30 to Nov. 1 including starters and desserts.

Start the meal with a Crispy Quinoa Cake made from the protein-rich superfood topped with tomatoes, chickpeas, salad, and a balsamic glaze; or the Corn & Avocado Salad, that comes with roasted corn with avocado and mixed greens with a soy cream dressing. Both are priced at S$12.95.

The Ultimate Vegan Wellington (S.95). Image: Jamie’s Italian
The Ultimate Vegan Wellington (S$28.95). Image: Jamie’s Italian

Move on to the mains at S$28.95 each with the Jerk Jackfruit Burger replacing the meat patty with chunks of jackfruit and vegan mayo, crunchy slaw and a side of sweet potato fries; or the Ultimate Vegan Wellington that is made with mock beef with portobello mushroom, kale and nuts baked in puff pastry with mushroom sauce.

End off sweet with Tahini Bombs (S$9.95), which are fresh dates stuffed with sesame seed paste, coated with chocolate, sesame seed, and served with coconut ice cream.

You can choose to enjoy them separately or together as part of a three-course meal for S$49.95. Reservations required.

Jamie’s Italian
Reservations are available via phone at 6655 7676.
583 Orchard Rd, #01 – 01 / 04, Singapore 238884

Three Buns 

At left, the Omni Wan Kenobi (S) and the Beyond the Dog (S) at right. Photos: Three Buns
At left, the Omni Wan Kenobi (S$15) and the Beyond the Dog (S$18) at right. Photos: Three Buns

Hamburger and cocktail bar Three Buns, which is a subsidiary of the Potato Head nightlife spot, last month released a series of plant-based burgers and hot dogs using meat-alternatives from brands like Hong Kong’s OmniMeat and America’s Beyond Meat. 

The conscious selection includes Omni Hustle “Gong Bao” (S$15) made with an OmniMeat patty, sauce from the Chinese chicken dish gong bao, ginger soya milk mayo, crushed cashew, inferno sauce, and scallions in a toasted mango flour wholemeal bun; Omni Wan Kenobi Cheeseburger (S$15) made with toasted brioche bun with OmniMeat patty, ketchup, double smoked cheddar, and colby jack cheeses, lettuce, smokey mayo, pickles, hot sauce, and shallots; Beyond the Dog (S$18) made with Beyond Meat’s bratwurst sausage, BBQ ketchup, shiitake mushroom, dashi mayo, and toasted butter bun.

The Fishless N Chips (S). Image: Three Buns
The Fishless N Chips (S$15). Image: Three Buns

For something lighter, choose between their Fishless N Chips (S$15) meal of battered fishless fillets from American plant-based brand, Gardein, and topped with fries, mayo, and ketchup and charred lemon; or Nugg It (S$7), which has nuggets made from another American plant-based brand, Alpha Foods, with either a Korean or smokey BBQ sauce, pickled chili, scallions and shallots. All meals are available for takeaway.

Three Buns
Order now from delivery partners such as Deliveroo, Oddle and GrabFood.
60 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238252


Blue Jasmine

At left, the Heura Red Curry (S) bento box and the Vegetarian Fried Rice with Quorn Nuggets (S) at right. Images: Blue Jasmine
At left, the Heura Red Curry (S$18) bento box and the Vegetarian Fried Rice with Quorn Nuggets (S$15) at right. Images: Blue Jasmine

Thai restaurant Blue Jasmine recently expanded its vegetarian and vegan menu with bento boxes and refreshing soups. 

The 10 options come in bento boxes with a main, vegetable, side dish, and dessert. The Vegetarian Fried Rice with Quorn Nuggets (S$15) is made with nuggets from a European meat substitute brand, Quorn, fragrant fried rice, stir-fried seasonal vegetables, tofu and a small portion of mango sticky rice. The Heura Red Curry (S$18), which comes with homemade curry, blue jasmine rice, crispy vegetarian spring rolls, pieces of pineapple, grape and lychee, a small portion of mango sticky rice, and chunks of chicken from Spanish vegan brand Heura Foods. 

The Quorn Meatball Nam Sai (). Image: Blue Jasmine
The Quorn Meatball Nam Sai ($16). Image: Blue Jasmine

They also have warm bowls of soups like the Quorn Meatball Tom Kha Gai (S$16), a house-made vegan tom yum stock simmered with coconut milk, fresh herbs, chili, lime, fried Quorn meatballs, mushrooms, tomatoes, and coriander leaves. The Quorn Meatball Nam Sai ($16) is similar but without coconut milk. Bento boxes and soups are available for dine-in or takeaway.

Blue Jasmine
Order now from their website.
10 Farrer Park Station Road Level 5 Park Hotel, Farrer Park, 217564

Prive

The Impossible Meatball Spaghetti (S). Image: Privé
The Impossible Meatball Spaghetti (S$19). Image: Privé

The Prive food group is known for their wide selection of plant-based foods with some incorporating the popular American mock meat brand Impossible Foods. The restaurant has been expanding their menu ever since meat substitutes became popular in Singapore last year.

The Plant-Based Truffled Mushroom Swiss Burger (S). Image: Privé
The Plant-Based Truffled Mushroom Swiss Burger (S$21). Image: Privé

Their latest menu includes the Impossible Meatball Spaghetti (S$19) made with meatballs from Impossible meat, tomato ragout, and basil; the Prive Sausage Muffin (S$10) made with plant-based sausage patty, vegan cheese, and mayo, English muffin, hash browns, and mesclun greens; the Plant-Based Truffled Mushroom Swiss Burger (S$21) comes with a choice of Impossible meat or a chickpea-black bean-lentil patties, creamy mushrooms, vegan Swiss cheese sauce, caramelized onions, wild rocket, vegan truffle mayonnaise, vegan bun, fries, and mesclun greens; the Pan-Fried Impossible Gyoza (S$12 for 3 pieces) is made with Impossible meat and water chestnut. All vegetarian meals are available for dine-in and takeaway.

Prive
Order now from their website.
Victoria St, #01-33, Singapore 187996

Pizza Express

The Impossible Curry (S). Image: Pizza Express
The Impossible Curry (S$24). Image: Pizza Express

The Pizza Express chain is well-known for its vegetarian and vegan options. The three vegan 11-inch options include a Margherita (S$14) made with vegan mozzarella and tomato puree; Mushroom & Fennel Omnimince (S$20) made with Omni minced meat, fennel, water chestnut, oregano, vegan mozzarella, tomato puree, black truffle, button mushrooms, garlic oil, and rocket greens;  and the Impossible Curry (S$24) made with Impossible meat, vegan mozzarella, tomato puree, red onion, red chili, garlic oil, kale, and a lemon wedge.

The Giardiniera Leggera (S). Image: Pizza Express
The Giardiniera Leggera (S$18). Image: Pizza Express

Their veggie-special pizza Leggera has a cluster of freshly dressed salad in the center. The Giardiniera Leggera (S$18) contains asparagus, butternut squash, mushrooms, roasted peppers, cherry tomatoes, olives, passata, vegan mozzarella, garlic oil, basil, and pesto.

The Impossible teriyaki mock meat is also added to their 14-inch Impossible Teriyaki (S$26) pizza served with sauteed leek, vegan mozzarella, spring onions, vegan mayonnaise, and teriyaki sauce, and their Impossible Teriyaki Spaghetti (S$25) that comes with sauteed leek, button mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, chili flakes, garlic, spring onion, and spaghetti. Menu is available for dine-in and takeaway.

The Impossible Teriyaki Spaghetti (S). Image: Pizza Express
The Impossible Teriyaki Spaghetti (S$25). Image: Pizza Express

Pizza Express
Orders now from their website.
7 Straits View, #01-20 East Tower, Marina One Show Gallery, Singapore 018936

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