Well, just a little background about me, I grew up mainly with a pescatarian diet, nibbling a little on meat (maybe once in 2 weeks or a month) before stopping it ever since I hit 18 (I’m 22 now). I’ve always wanted to become vegetarian, or even better, vegan, but it’s really difficult to become vegetarian, much less vegan in my country since the prices of vegetables and meat are almost similar. Most of the ingredients needed for awesome vegan food are insane over here so I usually just stick to vegetables and mushrooms.
Also, there aren’t a ton of places that cater to vegetarians or vegans. But when I can, I definitely try not to eat too much seafood and try to stay as vegetarian as possible!
So me and my mum finally checked out VeganBurg at Singapore’s only outlet over at 44 Jalan Eunos, Singapore 419502.
I’ve always wanted to visit it after reading and researching about the place for having vegan burgers, and so me and my mum finally paid a visit today before heading to the library!
So we reached the shop at around 1pm, it was pretty full, but not that full until we couldn’t get a seat.
The ambience was not bad, music was mainly pop songs and the noise was actually drowned out by the music, but my mum did find the music a little loud, but I was okay with it.
My mum spent around 10 mins to wait to order ( but it might have taken slightly longer because there was only one counter and it was lunch time, with 3 people in front of her), but the cashier was definitely friendly and nice, smiling and questioning with a bright smile on her face.
So on the top of the picture, my mum got the Char-Grilled Satay burger + seaweed fries + ginger lemonade
I was pretty shocked at her burger since it was definitely how I imagined meat to taste like (FYI, the most meaty thing I ate was like McChicken from McDonalds a few times, other than that, I have never had a meat burger, I always went for the fish instead). The seaweed fries were a little on the salty side (but I love salty stuff) and found it really good since it was thick and crispy. For the Ginger Lemonade, I am definitely not a fan of ginger, but the lemonade masked it really well!
At the bottom of the photo was what I got, Creamy shrooms burger + broccoli + orange juice
I wasn’t a big fan of the over-shroominess of the sauce, don’t get me wrong, I LOVE mushrooms, but I did feel that the sauce did make it a little too overpowering but I was okay with the patty. The broccoli was lightly seasoned with salt and lemon juice and it was really refreshing and it tasted really good dipped with the chilli sauce. The orange juice was really tangy and sour, which I really liked.
I loved that they also reduced wastage by only giving straws when asked and you could take as many napkins as you only needed.
We waited about 15-20 minutes for the preparation of the food.
My overall rating would be 3.5 stars, I would come back if I were in the area, but not specifically drive or come over to this place just to get the burgers.
For me, if I really turn vegan, I would want to eat food that authentically tasted like vegetables. Because for me, I actually like the taste of vegetables, but not meat. So if I ever turn vegan, I would rather eat a patty that tasted like vegetables since I would probably know what I was eating.
I think for this case, it wasn’t that the food was bad, but my personal preference since that burgers over at VeganBurg were a little too ‘meaty’ tasting for me. But I think it would be great for long time meat eaters who want to try out veganism or to slowly try to transition into a vegan.