Friday, October 9, 2009

Eight Immortals (Great World City Food Junction)

So so sad - - Their outlet at Great World City stopped operation

Saw the promotional poster on the Vegetarian Fish & chips & decided to give it a new try under the new chef. Greatly pleased with the dish! The 2 slices of vegetarian fish & chips though did not look very pleasing tasted quite good. Of course, no fishy taste (just ignore the name & treat it as western food without attachment to its name) & I love its exterior breaded texture.


And a surprise in its side dishes, the salad that came with it is a great complement. Generous portion of tomatoes, cucumber and fresh pineapple (unique idea to add in & refreshing in taste) cubes and with their generous portion of salad cream & chilli sauce to go with, one feel so pampered.

If the baked bean served was served lukewarm rather than cold, it would be even more superb. I think it is really value for money at $5.:-)


Also a new item on its menu is Vegetarian Shark's Fin at $6. I decided to try this premium dish often found only in restaurants and see how this foodcourt version fare.
Well, its main ingredients used were shreds of beancurb skin and taupok & black fungus. The shreds were abit too hugh in my opinion. There were also traces of the mock shark's fin, very much like those glass noodles but in similar shapes like shark's fin. Vinegar was pre-added as I ordered for take-away & the starch added was not as thick so it tasted to me more like the Sichuan Sour and Spicy soup which is also a delicacy soup that I liked. Overall taste reasonable and a nice soup to share with family & friends.

It is located at Food Junction at Great World City Basement 1, corner stall besides Mr Prata.

5 comments:

A veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...

Vegetarian Shark's Fin is a good dish to venture into and play with ...

By nature, Shark's Fin itself is bland, it depends on the other ingredients, good broth and so on to enhance the flavour etc.

That's is a plus point, so vegetarian shark's fin, is handle skillfully, can be a delectable dish and the ways of cooking is beyond imaginations ...

I had a bowl of Shark Fin at Bugis which is cost reasonably, it was rather disappointing, as it was gluey and don't know how to explain :p

Cheers crystal

Sunny said...

Hmm, I think I know which stall you visited. I think they just borrowed the name & it is in fact more like Mian Xian cooked for hours...:P

A veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...

Fish & Chips, I can get S$5.30 near my place. 3 slices of mock fish, with bun, cucumber& tomatoes (few slices), fries, bake beans, lettuce with mayo. Taken a photo and going to blog ...

This mock dish can't really be special or appealing to non-veg, mainly, because all ingredients are ready-made and just "assemble" by deep-fry etc to "form" it. But, it does serves as a alternative for veg who crave for ...

Shall blog about this in my food blog.

Sunny said...

Haha, look fwd to yr blog posts.
I think simple instant food also needs right effort to present it nicely. The "heart" helps make a simple dish delicious.
I love my mum's simple & yet delicious dishes too, which I believe your son appreciates yours too.
Cheers:-)

Anonymous said...

Blog about Fish N Chip at my blog ...

In real fact, i am not fussy about food but sincerely hope more twists can be added to bring vegetarian cuisine to live ...

Living in a food paradise, where people are tempt with yummy non-vegetarian with high standard everywhere even on TV shows, it is therefore very difficult to convince non-veg that vegetarian diet is yummy too. Simple food with added ‘heart & soul’ is what make a dish special.

For vegetarian who love food, there are always other outlets – like non-vegetarian eateries who are willing to cook with their customers’s needs in mind …


Cheers crystal :)