Ci Yan Organic Vegetarian Restaurant

Cooked with love

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What we say: 4 stars

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 details
8 Smith St
T: 6225 9026
Open: Daily 12:00 - 21:30
About the author
Tanya Procyshyn is a Singapore-based freelance writer and photographer. With a passion for unusual destinations, she has camped alongside Komodo dragons and shook hands with soldiers in North Korea. She blogs at www.idreamofdurian.com.
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