*O’bean is now permanently closed*
This place has got to be my new favourite restaurant to eat it in. Not only is it organic and vegetarian but it incorporates into nearly every dish one of my favourite things to eat – SOY! Located on Tanjong Pagar Road around 5 minutes from Tanjong Pagar MRT, they have a huge menu of Chinese, Singaporean and Western style vegetarian dishes as well as soy based drinks and desserts that I could sit there devouring for hours.
Their organic soya milk ($3), although made from organic soya powder and different from the usual fresh soya milk drinks you find in shops like Mr Bean or Jollibean in Singapore, is deliciously good and you can have it either hot or cold and can choose the amount of sugar you want in it (either none, 25%, 50% or 100%). I was told that 100% is very sweet and that 25% or 50% would suit most tastes.
They have several different options for porridge or congee on their menu which is one of the specialities in O’bean. Their Braised ‘Duckless’ Soya Porridge ($5.80) is very tasty, the porridge is just the right consistency and it comes with a generous amount of mock duck meat, youtiao pieces (Chinese fried dough), ginger, spring onions and coriander. It’s a lot bigger than it looks in the photo and it’s very filling.
For dessert, the Black Marbles ($7.60) is one of their signatures and is basically sticky rice balls that have a sweet peanut filling and is covered in crushed black sesame seeds. Absolutely yummy and great for sharing as a sweet ending to your meal.
The restaurant is small and cozy and the service (although not all of them can speak English) is very friendly, helpful and kind. The lady at the till at the front of the restaurant (possibly the owner/manager?) is so sweet and tried her best to explain in English about their soya products that they sell and was very informative and chatty. Really made our visit to the restaurant a lovely experience 🙂
O’bean Organic Soya Vegetarian Restaurant
Address: 30 Tanjong Pagar Rd, Singapore 088453
Tel: 6636 4656
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 11am – 2.30pm, 4pm – 9.30pm, Saturday: 11am – 9.30pm, Sunday: Closed
Hope you’ve enjoyed my O’bean Organic Soya Vegetarian Restaurant review, please feel free to leave a comment below with your own review or if you have any questions!