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“no nonsense....” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ci Yan Organic Vegetarian Health Food

Ci Yan Organic Vegetarian Health Food
Ranked #1,112 of 10,421 Restaurants in Singapore
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Description: We read about this restaurant in the official guide to Chinatown published by the Singapore Tourism Board, and we were lucky enough to find it on a recent visit to Chinatown. It's a small restaurant run by a husband and wife that serves a set menu of organic, vegetarian Chinese food. The menu changes each day, and during our lunch there were 3 choices: a vegetarian wrap, brown rice set, or a delicious tofu/noodle dish. The owner was very welcoming, spoke English, and suggested a meal for us since it was our first visit. The prices were very reasonable, and it had a nice, quiet atmosphere with pictures of the Dalai Lama and Buddhist statues on the walls. The restaurant has already been reviewed on Hungry Go Where, a food review site for Singapore: http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/ci_yan_organic_vegetarian_health_food/
Taipei, Taiwan
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“no nonsense....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

I was introduced by a local Singaporean friend to this restaurant. It is really a no-frill vegetarian restaurant. It's strength is neither it's ambience or it's food presentation. But once you have a taste of it, it really gives the novice vegetarian a different impression of what potential spectrum vegetarian food has to offer. Very flavorful food, but a very limited menu, but from what I understand they have daily offerings everyday. Look for Madame Wong the proprietor of this shop. It is really very different from the mass market vegetarian restaurants in Singapore, let in Asia. She uses very good quality ingredients in her products!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Just organic”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

This is a make shift restaurant. Do not expect anything more in terms of comfort. The food was good but really nothing special. I'd make the same food at home if I was not trying very hard. The ingredients are all organic and priced at 5-6$ a dish, its worth it.
If you are happy for a no frills restaurant with a 4 dish organic menu for $5-6 then this is the place for you.
Personally I felt there was room for a little effort to make this a restaurant.

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Relieved to find this Veggie haven!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2012

We'd just got off a flight from London, found our hostel (Wink) around the corner, and were tired and hungry. So were delighted to find this little place near the end of Smith Street. There's a chalk board menu inside, only a few dishes but take a look at what others are eating to see which you fancy. We had one of each of the main courses, one was a curry with rice, the other a noodle dish. Both great, fresh, and just what we wanted - great value. I think it was about £10 in total.
Really local atmosphere too.. i think the owner's wife was podding beans behind us for the following days menu!

Visited May 2012
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Perth, Australia
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Casual atmosphere and great meals...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2011

This is a lovely casual restaurant that offers very clean and comfortable dining.

There are a selection of meals on the dinner board and both the dishes we chose were delicious. The meals are reasonably priced and the service was very friendly.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank OntheRoadOpenAir
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best Vegetarian Food in Singapore!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2011

The food here was amazing! And so cheap! Everything organic. The menu is small, but everything is made fresh everyday. The man who owns the place is so nice and says hello to all the customers. It is easy to find - just off South Bridge Road in Chinatown on Smith Street. This place is a must for eating in Singapore!

Visited September 2011
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