There are at least four 100% vegetarian restaurants on and around Geylang Road in Singapore. I have been to all four of them and found 'Yes Natural' to be the most expensive of all. I can't tell you how much I would have liked to call this one the best of them all. But alas, I have reasons not to call Yes Natural the best vegetarian restaurant in Geylang Singapore. They are no doubt the largest and have the best marketing/presentation of them all. Actually, Yes Natural is not just a vegetarian restaurant but a small group of three adjoining outlets - a vegetarian bakery, a health food mart for groceries, etc., and of course the Yes Natural restaurant, located in the middle of Lorong 27, Geylang Road (See location of Yes Natural on Google Maps below). In this page I will give detailed information on the Yes Natural Vegetarian Restaurant which opens 365 days a year for lunch and dinner from 11.00am to 3.00pm (last order at 2.30pm) and 5.00pm to 9.30pm (last order at 9.00pm). Their phone number is 6741 1580. The restaurant gets busy during the weekends but still a table is almost always available. That means there is no need to call and make a reservation unless you are planning to visit in a large group or order a "Group Set Meal". You will read about these later in the page. Keep reading...
|Yes Natural Vegetarian Restaurant Lorong 27 Geylang Singapore|
|Yes Natural Vegetarian Restaurant on Lorong 27 Geylang Singapore|
The menu of Yes Natural Vegetarian Restaurant is grouped into bean curd (Tofu) recipes, vegetables (curries & stir fries), vegetarian seafood & vegetarian meat, rice, noodles, soups, sides, desserts, and drinks. Like I said earlier, prices of food are a little stiff here. Look at these examples:
From the bean curd menu, a small/large serving of deep fried bean curd costs SGD 13/SGD 24.
From the vegetables menu, a sweet & sour eggplants costs SGD 13/SGD 24 for small/large serving.
Vegetarian seafood and vegetarian meats all cost SGD 22 for a large serving and SGD 12 for a small serving. This part of the menu has interesting sounding names though like Sweet & Spicy Vegan Fish and Vegan Honey Pork Slice.
Most soups (Seaweed Tofu, etc.) are SGD 12/SGD 6 for large/small servings.
Plain white/brown rice is SGD 0.80/SGD 1.00 but fried rice mixed with veggies or fake meats cost SGD 6 or 7. All noodles are SGD 6 a serving.
All snacks (sides) are between SGD 3.50 and SGD 6.
A Quality Issue
|Deep Fried Platter at Yes Natural Vegetarian Restaurant Lorong 27 Geylang Singapore|
During my first visit to Yes Natural, I was not in the mood for a meal so deciding on ordering a take-out of Deep Fried Mixed Platter (SGD 6) which would consist of a few mini spring rolls, a couple of mini samosa, and a few deep fried dumplings. The quality of this platter was disappointing. The samosa contained a bland mashed potato filling which did not taste good at all. The mini spring rolls were mostly made of refined wheat flower with just a couple of shreds of cabbage inside. The deep fried dumplings too had a bland filling of perhaps mashed soy nuggets. Everything was just too oily and lacked flavour.
A "special" on the menu that I would like to try if I visited Yes Natural again would be the "Mixed Vegetable Cake" (SGD 14) which looks on the menu like a stuffed pizza containing some veggie, vegan ham, mushroom, carrot, noodles, and cheese. Other "recommended by the restaurant" items on the menu are Yam Basket (SGD 25), Vegan Shark's Fin Soup (SGD 32), Bean Curd Skin (SGD 28), Vegan Abalone, Sea Cucumber, Mushroom & Veggie (SGD 40), etc. The menu has pictures of many of the food items that makes it easier to place your order.
Set Meals and Group Meals
A brown rice set meal for one person is priced at SGD 7. There are group meals too for 4, 6, 8, and 10 persons which cost SGD 98, SGD 168, SGD 238, and SGD 288 respectively. A "10 Person" Group meal would consist of a cold dish platter, pumpkin soup, vegan abalone sea cucumber with broccoli, abalone mushroom with butter, asparagus with lily, yam basket, bean curd skin with sauce, fried noodles or fried rice, and a dessert.
Quality vs price
Pricing-wise, I am comparing Yes Natural with the nearby Tian En Vegetarian which is a lot cheaper but has a different kind of set-up and a smaller choice of food. Still I feel that Yes natural need to take care of some of the poorly prepared food like their Deep Fried Mixed Platter if they would like to justify the stiff pricing. But this is Singapore where everything is expensive so maybe they do not need to justify anything.
Location of Yes Natural on Google Maps
|Posted by Narinder Singh|