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Best Places To Eat in Singapore – New Green Pasture Cafe
“Let’s go and enjoy great organic food!” Even today, such a suggestion for lunch or dinner with my friends would be greeted with “Ewwww” or “Er …” or straight up “No”. And I can’t blame them. Organic food is often perceived as nutritional but far from tasty; some even say tasteless
But after much encouraging, my friends relented. And guess what? They loved the food here! In fact, they love it so much that all of them have returned and brought their friends to enjoy the delicious dishes here. This is why I have anointed New Green Pasture Cafe as one of the Best Places To Eat in Singapore.
New Green Pasture Cafe – The Overview & Rankings
Name: New Green Pasture Cafe Cuisine: Asian, Fusion, Sushi, Vegan Options – MSG-Free, Low Fat, Minimal Salt, Free from Chemical Fertilizers and Pesticides. Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner Dining Choices: Dine In, Take Away Family Friendly: Yes Food: 5.0 out of 5.0 Service: 4.5 out of 5.0 Value: 5.0 out of 5.0 Atmosphere: 4.0 out of 5.0 Prices: $$$ out of $$$$$ Asia Travel Gems Rating: 5.0 out of 5.0
The story of how New Green Pasture Cafe began along the shopping belt in Singapore known as Orchard Road. A petite designer named Ms Sophia Teh found the vegetarian food served in many eating places to be oily and lacking in true nutrition. Most of the dishes were deep fried and actually unhealthy.
After years of consuming the typical vegetarian food served at food centres, cafes and restaurants, Sophia began to suffer in health. One of the many afflictions was gout, which brought her much pain for over 7 years. Parts of her body were swollen. There were times when it was even difficult for her to hold a simple pair of chopsticks.
Determined to not use western medicine, she attended talks and workshops to learn from doctors on how to heal one’s body through natural methods. In 1984, she made the choice to eat only organic food. She began to cook and eat her own organic meals, and soon her health started to improve.
Some of the knowledge she gained were, for example, how Apple Cider Vinegar can help to detox our bodies. She also learned about the benefits of enzymes. Hence, one of the popular drinks at her cafe is the ABC Juice (see photo and description below in Delcious Organic Food section).
As she continued exploring the organic world, she noticed that her body healed. All her afflictions were gone. She was also less tired as she found herself more energetic. Today, when you visit New Green Pasture Cafe, you will notice how spry she is for her age.
Over the years, Sophia experimented on how to cook organic food in such a way that is very palatable. Today, a lot of her dishes include more raw foods and most are lessed cooked and less processed. All food at New Green Pasture Cafe are MSG-Free, Low Fat and contains Minimal Salt. Of course, being that all of the ingredients are organic; they are Free from ChemicalFertilizers and Pesticides.
Delicious Organic Food
This is my favourite dish – Rainbow Salad with Charcoal Noodles. It used to be the Penang Laksa, which is still very good. But I only have one stomach. If I can eat more at one meal time, I would have both this dish and the Penang Laksa. Yes, greedy me.
As you can see in the photo below, there are lots of veggies – carrots, beetroot, purple cabbages, bean sprouts, etc. Truly a rainbow of vegetable delights. The charcoal noodles are hidden below the layers that also include a zesty mix of salad sauce that is slightly sweet and tangy. Together, the combination brings so much pleasure to the taste buds.
My next favourite is the Rojak! A mix of slices of cucumber, pineapple, turnip, bean sprouts, apples, mangoes and tau pok. The latter is a type of fried beancurd that is flat and square. The outer layer is brown and crispy and the inner is soft and spongy. The sauce used is purely organic and vegetarian. No prawn paste at all (of course, right?).
You will be amazed how Sophia has managed to make it taste so much better than the usual rojak sold at food courts, using just organic sauces. The result is a light and appetizing side dish.
Whenever I visit New Green Pasture Cafe, I MUST HAVE a glass of ABC juice. It contains Apple, Carrot and Beetroot that have healthy enzymes. Also, great for detox.
On top of it, the ingredients are organic. So you know you are really getting the really good stuff without fertilizers and pesticides leftovers that many fruit juice bars have. The taste is delicious and refreshing!
Tip: Drink it all as soon as you can. It is pure organic and leaving it out too long will cause the precious cargo to oxidize and not be as valuable as when freshly served.
It is wonderful to dine with friends at New Green Pasture Cafe. We can order a few dishes and share. This way we get to taste new fares from the menu. There was one time I had the chance to try the Ginger Vinegar Set with my friends.
Tip: The flavor of the Ginger Vinegar is strong. If you dislike strong flavors, then do not order this. Other than that, it is a really well designed meal.
The Ginger Vinegar balanced well with the brown rice and side dishes. Also, the ginger with vinegar is really beneficial for the digestive system. Totally cleansing.
Another time, during dinner with friends at New Green Pasture Cafe, we shared the Sri Lanka Roll. After we had it, we understood now why this is one of the most popular dishes here.
Tip: It is a little spicy. So only try if you can take spicy food
or willing to try.
Go ahead. Order this. You won’t regret it.
I have not personally tried the next few items from the menu. But have heard rave reviews from other diners. Do try them when you can. I surely will.
Below is the Bamboo Rice with Mushroom, Tofu and Salad. This does seem like a popular meal. Once, when I sat near the order counter, I noticed many people ordering this dish.
The Super Golden Pillow Toast looks so enticing! These days I rarely eat sandwiches or anything with bread. But this looks so good that I may try it on one of those days when I feel like having something with bread.
Sophia personally shared with me that the Quinoa with Buckwheat Porridge is a hidden gem on her menu. It is rich with nutritious ingredients and absolutely healthy. She said that if we have this at least once every day, you can see the difference in your body’s health. Sounds great right?
There are many choices of delicious organic food at New Green Pasture Cafe. I wish I could feature them all but it is not possible. What I can do, instead, is to point you to their Instagram account – @greenpasturenew.
Follow their account as Sophia does her best to update her followers on the awesome food she offers at her cafe.
Inside New Green Pasture Cafe
The interior of New Green Pasture Cafe is simple and unassuming.
Not sure what to order? Take a look at their Menu Wall. Photos and names of the dishes are shown for easy reference and selection. You can ask Sophia and her staff for more info about each of the dishes to help you decide.
Further in, the Dining Area is simple and clean.
For those interested to try cooking their own organic meals at home, there is a Retail Section inside.
Enjoying your meal and feeling a little thirsty? There is a counter offering free water. It is self service, so help yourself to as much water as you like.
New Green Pasture Cafe – Asia Travel Gems Final Word
Asia Travel Gems Rating: 5.0 out of 5.0
Since the day I first experienced the awesome food at New Green Pasture Cafe, I have shared this hidden gem to many through word of mouth, and via my Facebook account.
Everyone I introduced to love the food here, and kept coming back for more.
When I started Asia Travel Gems, I had every intent to share this hidden gem with my readers and followers. Finally, today is the day.
The food here is truly amazing. And deserves the 5.0 rating. Every dish is crafted from the heart and love. Each meal is unique with its own special taste and flavor.
I highly recommend everyone to try the food at New Green Pasture Cafe as I do feel it is really one of the Best Places To Eat in Singapore. If you are hesitant or averse to organic food, you will surely change your mind about organic cuisine.
How to Get There?
190 Middle Road #04-22 Fortune Centre Singapore 188979
Operating Hours :
11am to 8pm
Closed on Mondays
Phone – 6336 8755
Handphone – 9451 2799
Go to Bugis MRT Station. Walk from Bugis Junction to Bugis+. Exit from Bugis+ to Queen Street. Walk down Queen Street towards Middle Road.
Walk along Middle Road to Fortune Centre.
Enter Fortune Centre and take the escalator to the Fourth (4th) Floor.
When you reach the 4th Floor, you will then see New Green Pasture Cafe. You can’t miss it!
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