Ci Yan Organic Vegetarian Restaurant
Cooked with love
What we say:
If you’ve ever wondered what a monk has for lunch, check out this Buddhist vegetarian restaurant beside the Tooth Relic Temple.
Inside, Ci Yan is practically a shrine to the Dali Lama and the healthy food — braised tofu, steamed veggies, herbal soups, brown rice — is cooked with love.
The menu changes daily and there’s often veg-friendly versions of local favourites like fish-head curry and fried noodles. Prices are very reasonable and even with a glass of pure fruit juice and dessert meals cost around S$10.
If you have an interest in vegetarianism, Buddhism, or local history expect to stay a while — the older couple who run Ci Yan are worth a chat.
Contact details8 Smith St
T: 6225 9026
Open: Daily 12:00 - 21:30