I organized our office holiday party at Singapore Kosher Vegetarian. Not only do they offer an overwhelming, all kosher vegetarian dim sum meal for only $10, they are also a BYOB, which I love. We arrive with almost 30 people and the staff was incredibly accommodating, cheerful, and helpful. I couldn’t cover all of the different dim sum that we ate, but I captured a few. I love cold sesame noodles and these were nice and fresh tasting and not over-sauced. The spring rolls are what you would expect – greasy and filled with cabbage, but I’m sucker for spicy mustard sauce.
Singapore has worked hard to make their “chicken” drumsticks as realistic as possible. From the crispy outer skin, the moist, fibrous insides and the “bone” skewer that runs down the center, these drumsticks were so close to the real thing that some of our vegetarian group couldn’t quite make themselves take a bite while the carnivorous members of our group were a bit freaked out. I thought they were delicious, and I love the tangy sauce that comes on top.
I usually avoid buns during a big dim sum meal because they are so doughy and expand in your stomach, though I know that they are some folks’ favorites.
Deep-fried tofu with peanut sauce and sesame seeds. Need I say more?
I missed photos of the vegetable, tofu and “pork” soup, fried curry dumplings, the “beef” and leek dumplings, Singapore potato latkes and, of course, the orange slices and fortune cookies. Take your meat-eating friends to Singapore and surprise them with how good fake meat can be. And if you’ve got a private party, be sure to ask for the room on the 2nd floor with the karaoke machine!