I’ve gotten to the stage now where hungryangmo.com has reviewed almost every vegetarian restaurant/shop house in Singapore. Every now and then, however, places like Take Vege seemingly spring up from no where, out of the woodwork. Perhaps the reason for Take Vege’s stealthy existence is the geographical location. It can be a somewhat tedious (by Singapore standards) journey to get to this eatery, with no MRT nearby. On the plus side, it is near to Bishan Park, which can make for a nice romantic evening walk after dinner.
Take Vege Vegetarian Garden
Location: #01-1881, Blk 332 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1
Opening Hours: Daily 9.00am-3.00pm & 5.00pm-9.00pm
UPDATED 15/04/2014 – Moved to 865 Mountbatten Road, Katong Shopping Centre #01-41 Singapore 437844
Here is a look at the inside of the place. It was completely empty when I visited.
The menu at Take Vege is huge. There are countless pages, with almost every Chinese dish imaginable. Definitely customers will have ample options to choose from.
The pages seemed to be never ending, which really caused me to struggle in terms of what to pick. There is a black and white page, which has more affordable dishes.
I was in a noodle mood on this particular day, so I went for the Chicken Fried Hand Made Noodles. As the noodles were handmade, the quality and texture was excellent. However, I found this dish diferred greatly from what it looked like in the picture. Especially in terms of the mock meat. The picture showed several slices of mock chicken resting on top of the noodles. In reality, the mock meat barely existed at all. Having said that, the portion size is still pretty generous for just four bucks.
Price: $4.00. 7/10
The second dish I sampled was simply named Monkey Head Mushrooms. What this dish lacks for in terms of name originality, it makes up for in presentation and taste. The dish is beautifully presented, causing droplets of drool to almost slide out of the corners of my mouth. The vegetables were fresh and crunchy, and the monkeyhead mushroom was juicy and chewy. The sauce was mild, but matched well with the ingredients. The biggest downside is the price – It is a small portion, and rightfully should be reduced by at least two dollars in price.
Price: $10.00. 6/10
Conclusion – With a menu this size, it is difficult for myself as a food reviewer to get an accurate gague on just how good or bad Take Vege is, as I only sampled two dishes. This is an eatery which would require several visits, in order to get a more accurate opinion. Out of the two dishes I tried, it definitely seems like a promising place.
Food – 7/10
Service – 6/10
Value – 7/10