Tuesday, January 05, 2010

EATZ: The Green Room

A piece of tranquility still exists in the established heartland surrounded by towering pigeon holes. A part of the Aramsa Spas located in the centre of Bishan Park II, The Green Room is a modern vegetarian café that resembles a green paradise where the time simply stood still. The compound which also includes Canopy and PowerMoves, is surrounded by tall green trees and ferns, isolating it from the urbanization.
The Green Room Vegetarian Café serves a variety of healthy vegan and gluten-free dishes such Baked Zucchini & Eggplant, Laksa, Gnocchi, Vegetarian "Chicken" Rice and Curry "Lamb" Pie. Complete the meal with an Old Fashion Apple Crumble and Mango Fig Infusion fruit smoothie, Detox juice blend, a fragrant cup of Cappuccino or a soothing cup of Camomile Tea. Choose to dine indoors where the natural sunlight still shines through and breathing life to the tree that stood in the middle of the café, or unwind on the couch al fresco, while enjoying the greenery and breeze.

The Green Room Café
[Location Map]
Bishan Park II 1382 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
Singapore 569931
Tel: 6556 1533
Opens daily 11am to 10pm

Fruit Smoothies
Strawberry & Orange Nectar - $9
Strawberry, orange and pineapple - rich in vitamin C and antioxidants
Blue Rush - $9
Blueberry, banana and apple - rich in antioxidants

The Green Room Gado-Gado
- $12
Thin strips of tempeh, tofu, cucumber, sweet turnip, french beans stacked together and served with nacho chips and a special roasted sweet & spicy cashew sauce.
suitable for vegan and is gluten-free.

Laksa - $13
Savour a guilt-free non-GMO soy milk laksa gravy with thick beehoon served with soy-based mock "prawns" and bean sprouts.

Freshly Baked Muesli & Almond Waffle - $10
A crsipy waffle with a choice of topping - butter & maple syrup, fresh bananas or fresh strawberries.

The Green Room is definitely a perfect place to unwind in a lazy afternoon with a few close friends or family. A getaway from the busy town and shopping malls. The Green Room makes the perfect place to have an afternoon tea session with my vegetarian friends. On weekdays, The Green Room holds a regular "Afternoon Tea in the Park", where they serve a variety of unique cakes and pastries.
If you think vegetarian food is unhealthy and tasteless, you are wrong! The Green Room serves food that are prepared with the health of the diners in mind, yet preserving the rich taste of its non-vegetarian version. The price is definitely not suitable for those who are used to eat vegetarian beehoon with loads of gluten mock meats. The prices are like any café or coffee houses, around S$10 per item. Some might consider it expensive to pay that price for vegetables, but the food are definitely prepared in a way using the freshest ingredients, to justify its price. I never got to try out the "Afternoon Tea in the Park", but I would love to try it someday. I heard that it is very good.
I spent some quality time from afternoon till the sun goes down, with an occasional shower. I definitely enjoyed the whole experience. It resembles dining at any restaurant in Rochester Park or the P.S. Cafe @Harding. I will definitely recommend and bring other friends to The Green Room.
Note: that 10% service charge and government taxes are applicable.

Photography & Editing by William Tan
©William Tan 2010

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