Going vegetarian doesn't mean you have to sacrifice flavour. It's quite the opposite - there's a plethora of mouthwatering new flavours and complex textures available in vegetarian cuisine. And Chef Guoming's Vegetarian Asia menu proves just how flavourful and nutritious it can be. These recipes are great vegetarian alternatives for your favourite local dishes and are so delicious, even meat-lovers will enjoy them!
APPETISER Nonya Achar Salad A delicious mix of crunchy and juicy ingredients including fresh white radish, pineapple, heirloom cherry tomatoes, and green chilli padi seasoned with sugar, salt and a touch of rice vinegar. This simple refreshing appetiser is filled with complex flavours that prepare your palate for the next course.
MAIN Steamed Roast “Chicken” Succulent vegan "chicken" steamed with fresh ginger and roasted with a delicious marinade. The "chicken” is made of seitan, a high protein substitute made of wheat gluten, with layers of soybean skin to create the texture and taste of actual meat.
Old Melon & White Fungus Soup with Mixed Chinese Herbs A nutritious soup made with old melon pieces, soft and juicy king oyster mushrooms, edible white fungus, and savoury vegetarian mushroom balls stewed in a stock of Chinese herbs - 老姜 old ginger, 蜜枣 candied dates, 玉竹 polygonatum, 党参 codonopsis and 黄芪 astragalus. The chef's unique combination of herbs is boiled in water on low heat for one hour, creating a flavourful stock that is good for the body.
Fragrant Vegetarian Chicken Rice Soft rice cooked in an aromatic blend of pandan leaves, margarine, sesame oil, mushroom powder, lemongrass and blue ginger, served with mock meat drumsticks and delicious homemade ginger sauce with fresh slices of cucumber and tomatoes. The 'chicken' drumstick used is mock white meat(seitan) cooked in a fragrant mix of lemongrass and old ginger before being deep-fried. This Hainanese chicken rice is a great vegetarian alternative that is just as flavourful as the original.
"Yuan Yang" Bean Curd with Seaweed and Black Shiitake Mushrooms An aromatic stir-fry of soft deep-fried beancurd, sliced black shiitake mushrooms, dried mushrooms and seaweed in a savoury seasoning of ground pepper powder, sesame oil, and spicy Sichuan pepper powder.
Spicy Homemade Sambal Chilli with Vegetables An explosive flavoursome dish combining the Chef's homemade sambal belacan stir-fried with crunchy deep-fried okra, eggplants, ladyfingers and French beans. A mix of chillies, green apple, Chinese pear, fermented bean belacan and a few more ingredients are ground to a paste and cooked into the sambal belachan sauce, giving this recipe a spicy kick.
Sauté Seasonal Leafy Vegetables Fresh green leafy vegetables seasoned with salt and pepper powder and sautéed.
DESSERT Seasonal Fruits A colourful assortment of tropical fruits for a taste of natural sweetness - the perfect way to end a feast!
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Chef Guoming Chen
Vegetarian food is gaining popularity, but people are still afraid to try it, fearing it's bland. Chef Guoming Chen's cooking, however, proves otherwise. He grew up in a family-run food business and is familiar with different cooking techniques, generations-old recipes, and the ins-and-outs of running a food stall. As a vegetarian for the past 9 years, he furthered his knowledge about the cuisine by volunteering at his local Buddhist temple. His strength is being able to turn classic Singaporean, Malay and Chinese recipes into vegetarian masterpieces.
To create a niche of distinct flavours that separate the vegetarian cuisine from the rest, this home chef is determined to highlight the benefits and delicious tastes through his cooking. An innovator, his dishes often seem simple but is filled with intricate flavours, complex textures and fresh produce.
In this culinary journey with Chef Guoming, explore the deliciously nutritious side of your favourite Singaporean food!
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