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Happy Arts Deli @ Simei Metta School (Daily special)

Posted by icyelite on September 15, 2008

Everyday, Happy Arts Deli will have a different daily special. Recently, they had just changed the sequence of their daily special. I can’t remember which day has which special but at least, the list of food doesn’t change totally.

Take a look at the daily special they had for each week:

Vegetarian Chicken Rice Vegetarian Chinese-style Bento Set

Comments on daily special:

  • Vegetarian Chicken Rice: This seems to be the most popular daily special of the week. The first time I wanted to buy their chicken rice, it has been sold out when I visited them at 12pm. Can you imagine that the chicken rice is so fast selling that even during the official lunch time, I couldn’t find a single plate. So, the following week, I went there earlier to try it. I would say its not bad, but for people who doesn’t likes to eat mock meat, this may be something you shouldn’t try. They have vegetarian char siew and vegetarian chicken. In my opinion, I would say this chicken rice is average which I would not go all the way out for it.
  • Vegetarian Chinese-style Bento Set: Quite a big set of bento that can be quite filling. The vegetarian mock meat is quite tasty cooked with black pepper sauce. A saute of nai bai vegetable and few pieces of honeydew and grapes. If I remember correctly, this bento set costs $6 per set.

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Last updated: 15 Sept 2008

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Happy Arts Deli @ Simei Metta School (Introduction)

Posted by icyelite on June 15, 2008

Happy Arts Deli is now the only vegetarian food stall cum restaurant you can find in Simei. In the past, there are alot of vegetarian stalls at Eastpoint foodcourt or the coffee shops near the MRT. But the stalls opens and closes fast. I guess there aren’t enough vegetarians at Simei. So if you are a vegetarian, do come and support Happy Arts Deli, to keep it opened. Nowadays, if my family has any special occasions, we would visit them.

Serves delicious dishes catering to Asian tastes!!

Address: Metta Building 32 Simei Street 1 Singapore 529950
Tel: 65804611 or 65804634
Fax: 65804693

Business hours: Open daily from 7:30am to 9pm

How to go there:

  • By bus – Bus number 9, 12 and 38
  • By car – you can park your car at the metta building allocated carpark
  • By MRT – take train to Simei MRT station and walk about 15 minutes. If you do not know the way, ask people around you, they will be able to guide you. Else you can take bus 38 opposite Eastpoint and alight at the 4th stop

The restaurant/stall is self-service. This is how the ordering process goes:

  1. Go to the counter/ cashier, look at the menu.
  2. Decide on your dishes, the person at the counter will write down on a small piece of paper.
  3. The paper is passed to the cashier and you had to paid in full.
  4. The cashier wrote down a number on the receipt.
  5. Take note of the number written on the receipt, and you will be called when your food is ready. Take note of the call number machine whenever it rings.
  6. While waiting, collect your own utensils/chilli/soup from the table beside the fridge.
  7. Collect your food from the counter beside the cashier.
  8. You are ready to enjoy your food.

Pictures of the foods I had ordered before:

Free Soup provided daily
Lemon Chicken
Claypot Tofu Broccoli and Mushroom
Pineapple Fried Rice Tom Yam Bee Hoon Soup
Hor Fun with gravy

Comments/opinions on the foods that I had tried before:

  • Free soup: not sure what soup this is called. They cooked it with yellow/soy beans, red dates, old cucumber and gou qi zi. Lol, guess its old cucumber soup.
  • Lemon Chicken: the first time I tried the lemon chicken is very nice. Subsequently, it may not taste as nice because they had dipped the vegetarian chicken in the flour before deep frying. But the taste of the lemon sauce is nice.
  • Claypot Tofu: this is nice, with a mixture of all types of vegetables. Mainly the button mushroom, white cabbage, carrots, capsicums, black mu er and of cos, the tofu. The gravy of this dish tastes good to eat along with rice.
  • Broccoli and Mushroom: the broccoli has been boiled till suitable texture. Not too soft nor too hard, just nice, it tastes crunchy. The gravy goes well with rice too.
  • Kailan with Cai Po and seaweed: the first time I tried this dish, it is very oily. Usually when you eat vegetables, you won’t feel sick of it, but this dish is so oily that even my parents feels sick of it. I only enjoyed the cai po and seaweed only. Oh yah, they did not chop the vegetables into smaller stalks, so you will be eating the whole stalk like it has not been processed.
  • Pineapple Fried Rice: this is nice especially its garnished with vegetarian pork floss, it further enhances the taste. They cooked it with mixed beans and pineapples. Do take note if you do not like the mixed beans, you might have trouble separating them.
  • Tom Yam Bee Hoon Soup: spicy and sour, so do take note if you do not dare to take spicy food. Otherwise, this is quite nice, tom yam makes you have appetite for other food.
  • Hor Fun with gravy: a no-no food which I wouldn’t recommend. Its oily and the color of the dish is not nice. I only eat abit and feel sick about it. After eating this hor fun, I realized that they used alot of can foods such as button mushroom, “fresh” mushroom, abalone mushroom, all are can foods.

To take note:

  • The chef’s standards do vary at times. Today, the food you order may taste different as the one you ordered the last time you visit them.
  • The drinks sold at the stall is expensive. I would advise you to buy drinks from the vending machine outside the restaurant instead.
  • They offer free soups everyday. If it is still available, you can take as many bowls as you want. There won’t be any refill of the soup when it is finished.
  • You can don’t order soups if there is free soups available, but if you don’t like the soups, order it yourself.
  • If there are only 4 people eating, a small bowl of soups is sufficient, unless you wanna drink alot of soups.

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Last updated: 30th June 2008

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