All posts tagged: Organic

Top 23 Vegetarian Restaurants in Singapore (you won’t realize there is no meat!)

Because of my mum’s cancer journey, I have learnt to become very picky about her food if she wanted to eat out. It is pretty hard to find fully organic restaurants in Singapore, but here are some of our top picks that try to be as clean and healthy as possible while retaining the yummy taste! 1) Afterglow Afterglow – Probably the one and only organic cafe focused on RAW food. Food is exquisitely made with intricate flavours. Good as a treat but the prices are too steep for everyday dining. We pay for effort as it does take a lot of effort to take raw food, let alone yummy raw food. My favourites – Deconstructed Sushi Bowl, Raw Lasagna and Pink Soy Latte Address: 24 Keong Saik Rd, Singapore 089131 Phone: 6224 8921 2) Real Food One of the original pioneers of real, organic, no MSG, vegan food in Singapore, Real Food is doing well with 3 outlets in Novena, Orchard Central (previously Killiney), South Beach and Central. They also 2 outlets in Malaysia! 3) Elemen One of …

Detox Retreat @ The LifeCo Phuket

It has been almost 2 years since my last proper juice fast so N and I decided to head to Phuket to do a 3 day detox! The LifeCo Phuket is located around a lake, and is the newest kid on the block in Phuket to offer most natural solutions to fight against ageing and diseases. I decided to try out the LifeCo Phuket because I agree with their 360 degrees holistic approach together with healthy nutrition, anti-ageing and well-being therapies, prevention treatments for chronic diseases and cancer as well as pampering and beauty treatments alongside with spiritual therapies, all in the same complex. I love that they also have doctors and nurses – look forward to them giving the most updated and holistic advice for our health. The LifeCo may be new in Phuket, but their first outlet in Turkey has been opened for more than 10 years. I was quite excited to know that celebrities fly themselves to The LifeCo in Turkey just to detox! We were warmly welcomed at the airport on …

3 Days Juice Fast with Queen’s Greens

Since it has been a while since my last 18 days vegetables juice fast, we decided to embark on a 3 days juice fast post CNY for a detox! There are so many cold-press juicing companies in town now but we decided to try Queen’s Greens given their affordable prices and because Queen’s Greens support local sustainable farmers; the pulp from the juicing is returned to soil to fallow, allowing for lower carbon footprint. Kelly, the founder of Queen’s Greens, also allows for high degree of customization (nut milk or without, fully organic or half organic, types of juices etc). She also differentiates her juices by working closely with clinic/nutritionist ​​to provide juice for people with conditions to meet nutritional needs or help in healing of body​. Kelly, founder of Queen’s Greens, explains her motivation behind starting this juicing business: “A friend once confided that in his late teenage years, he had unexplained boils that ‘attack’ his entire face which makes his handsome face then almost unbearable to look. He would lock himself up in his room and is inconsolable. The only thing …

Real Food

Real Food is arguably the leader of organic, vegetarian food in Singapore. They started in a humble space in Central, Clark Quay a couple of years ago even before juicing became a fad, and have expanded to 4 outlets in Singapore and Malaysia. Real Food café is free from processed ingredients (food grade or otherwise), artificial preservatives and Trans-fat. Real Food is a restaurant we frequent, and Eatprayflying is privileged to able to speak to Jeeyang, one of the founders who started Real Food to understand more about Real Food’s vision and journey. One reason why I support Real Food is because they support ethical farming and ethical food preparation which really stands out in the food industry. Real Food sources mainly from organic farmers and even if the farmers do not have enough scale to pay for organic certification, the partners personally visit the farms to ensure the food is REALly (pun intended :P) free from pesticides and toxic farming ingredients. They also take pains to ensure their food is as healthy as possible – the oils …

Raw burger with red cabbage and mango salsa topping, 195B

Top 8 Healthy Organic Vegan Restaurants/ Cafes/ Wellness Centres in Phuket

Since we are vegans who try our hardest to be as raw and organic as possible in Singapore, we extended our hunt to Phuket for healthy, organic food and these are our top 8 #eatclean yummy picks! 1) We Café We Café is set up right next to a famous hydroponic farm – this is as fresh as it gets!  We Café serves healthy juices and smoothies, as well as salads, sandwiches, pastas. I requested a fresh avocado cocoa soy shake which they specially made for me even though it wasn’t on the menu! There is also a small grocery section that sells fresh organic produce and all products are grown according to strict agriculture practices. Address: Chaofa West Road, near the intersection with Khwang Road Tel: 076 521 670, 081 328 1352 Opening Hours: 0730 – 2000 2) Atsumi Raw Café The Atsumi Raw Café serves lovingly prepared raw vegan and raw vegetarian desserts and mains as well as an amazing selection of juices and smoothies. Wherever possible, they use locally sourced and organic ingredients. They …

Where to buy Kale in Singapore?

I use Kale for my green juices, vegetables blends and yummy kale chips! But Kale can be hard to find. These are my list of places to buy in Singapore. Please let me know where else we can get good quality organic kale so I can add to the list! Online: Sgvegetables.com Quanfa Organic Farm  Zenxin Organic SG Organic  Supernature Physical shopfront: Zenxin Organic @ Pasir Panjang Jasons Marketplace – we usually go to the one at Marketplace Cold Storage/Giant – selected stores, stocks from Zenxin Organic Nature’s Glory – irregular supply Sunny Choice – irregular supply And for all kale lovers who are too busy to make kale chips, the READY-TO-DO raw, organic healthy option we opt for is Lovinearth Raw Organic Chips!  It is convenient to buy them online with free delivery above $100 (easy to make up $100 if you shop for other eco, organic products from the same store). — Feature image source: https://www.bidsbypros.com

Zenxin Organic Park @ Malaysia

Triggered by this opinion article published by Straits Times, “Is organic food really free from pesticides?”, we decided to pay Zenxin Organic Park in Johor, Malaysia, a visit. Since we buy so much organic produce from Zenxin in Singapore, we wanted to learn – what makes a farm organic, if the produce are really free from pesticides and why is organic produce good for us? Before embarking on the farm tour details, I wanted to learn – what makes a farm an organic farm? Since 2008, the Zenxin production chain has been certified organic by NASAA Australia (www.nasaa.com.au), which is accredited by IFOAM, and they strictly comply to the international organic standards. Zenxin’s compost factory is Certified Organic Input Manufacturer, their farms are Certified Organic Producers and their processing houses are Certified Organic Processors. Mr Tai Sengyee, Executive Director of Zenxin Organic, explains that in order to be certified organic, the farm has to fulfill a few main criteria including: No synthetic fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides Natural source of water Sustainable system with 10% land set aside for …

Living Cafe Dessert

Top Natural/Organic Healthier Dessert Places in Singapore

Because I love desserts, I am starting a list for good raw/organic/vegan desserts separate from the restaurants and cafe list! 1) Delcie’s Desserts and Cake Organic, Egg Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free and Diabetic Friendly I am so happy to find a healthy dessert alternative! Delcie’s mother passed away due to stomach and intestine cancer, which is why Delcie became a strong advocate to healthy eating, as she believes that “food can either be your medicine or your poison.” She pioneered the technique in baking guilt-free Organic, Egg Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free and Diabetic Friendly cakes in Singapore, which is today’s Delcie’s Desserts and Cakes. We tried the double chocolate cake before and it was very yummy without the guilty!! Delcie’s Desserts and Cakes Address: Blk 34 Whampoa West #01-83 Singapore 330034 (map) Boon Keng MRT Exit Operating Hours: Tue – Sun (11am – 8pm), Public Holidays (11am – 3pm), Closed on Mondays. Website: http://delcies.com/ 2) Brownice Vegan, Dairy Free, No Eggs, Natural (no artifical flavouring or colouring) Brownice is listed in the Singapore Book …

Top Places to Buy Organic Produce in Singapore

Both my mum’s and my health recovery involved living on a raw, organic, vegan diet. And since Singapore is so short of land, the frequent question I get is – where do you get do organic food shops good, fresh yet affordable organic produce in Singapore? Hence, I am featuring my top picks of organic food shops based on: 1) Convenience – 1 stop for large selection 2) Affordability 3) Quality of Produce — 1) Zen Xin Agri-Organic Food Zenxin Agri-Organic Food (Zenxin) is Malaysia’s leading producer, distributor and retailer of organic produce, since its 2001 setup. As in the farms are relatively near Singapore, we can trust in the produce’s freshness. Zenxin has a wide selection in their shop at Pasir Panjang – the tropical crops are grown in Malaysia and Thailand while seasonal temperate crops are imported from around the world. The prices are kept affordable by farming in Malaysia (where land is more abundant than Singapore), and then shipping them over the short distance over the causeway. They have a membership program that …

All the good Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurants in Singapore!

When my mum recovered from Stage 4 Colon Cancer but still needed to be extra careful with her food, my top 5 picks of the restaurant I bring her to criteria are based on: 1) Organic 2) Vegan 3) Raw Food options 4) Taste 🙂 Enjoy! 1) Real Food One of the original pioneers of real, organic, no MSG, vegan food in Singapore, Real Food is doing well with 3 outlets in Novena, Orchard Central (previously Killiney) and Central. 2) Sunny Choice Sunny Choice is an inconspicuous cafe along Rail Mall that I had walked past umpteen times without even glancing at it once, but now has became a frequented cafe. They try to use as much organic produce as possible, and also stock fresh organic produce like fruits, vegetables and chia seeds. They also serve cold-pressed juice if you want a drink full of enzymes before your mains. My favourites – Xin Zhou Bee Hoon, Nasi Lemak, Po Piah. 3) Afterglow Afterglow – Probably the one and only organic cafe focused on RAW food. …