The girls and I have been ill-fated with Rice House and we were met with closed doors twice before. But it was opened this time! And AC was also back from Hong Kong to join us for this vegetarian feast. Yes, it was feast; we ordered 13 dishes amongst 5 gals (each between $3-6).
I am clueless when it comes to vegetarian food, so I will let the photos do most of the talking and only mention the dishes that stood out for me.
I definitely liked the herbal and dang gui soups – earthy, herbal and flavourful. I also liked the tom yam noodles – it hit the right level of spiciness/sourness.
The Braised and The Deep-fried
We were obsessed with knowing what each dish was, but I’m not sure why since we know for sure it is not any duck or chicken as we know it.
The dong-po meat was my favourite of night! I am not sure what it comprised of, but it had 3 layers with a variety of textures and nicely flavoured with the braised sauce.
The fried stuff were over-fried and the crispy parts were more hard than crispy; will probably give this a miss next time.
The tofu was interesting – sweet (from the cai-po) and salty (from the olives). The sliced pig’s trotters tasted really like ham; not too sure what to make of it.
Overall, a cheap-ish place for vegetarian food. But if you are a vegetarian noob, do go with more “learned” friends so you are not overwhelmed by the extensive menu which does not tell you exactly what goes into each dish.
Blk 129 Geylang East Ave 1
Not open on Mon