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Sing Sing Sing Yuen Vegetarian Kolo Mee

Sing Sing Sing Yuen Vegetarian Kolo Mee

Hey folks, sorry for the delay. Due to CNY celebrations, I had to skip a posting. I didn’t have to but celebration laziness kicked in. Anyway, Happy Chinese New Year and Chap Goh Mei to those celebrating! Let’s welcome the year of the Dragon, the only mythical creature in the Chinese horoscope!

Back to the blog! After this long break, I am actually having some writers block. I was planning to write on PETA and animal rights but now I have decided not to. Not because it isn’t interesting to write about nor is it because I haven’t found a way to link to the dish (I have, trust me) but because I didn’t have the passion about the topic.

This is not to say that I am not an animal lover. I should state that I am all for humane treatment of all creatures. . I think torturing animals is a sign of a psychopath. I think no matter how cool a bullfighter looks, bullfighting is just plain cruel.  And I know for a certain fact that I can’t kill my own lunch.

Anyway, I was going to go on about some of the ridiculous things that PETA and animal activists do in general, like actually not supporting seeing-eye dogs and wanting to free all animals and make us all be vegetarians. Hey I like meat. I want to eat flesh of dead animals. But I do understand partially where they come from.  This is because I do become vegetarian twice a month.

In that article that I didn’t plan to write, I wanted to say that like most Buddhist, I do go vegetarian on the 1st and 15th of the lunar calendar. But unlike a lot of Buddhist, I don’t do it because of dogma. I do it because I wish to abstain from indirect killing. Of course, even if it is just for a day, it does get difficult because I am a meat lover. It especially becomes difficult on the First day of CNY and Chap Goh Mei. Chap Goh Mei is not so bad anymore since most of my family’s celebration is done before the day, however visiting on the first day of CNY is a bit of a torture. But I guess, this act won’t have much of a pahala without any temptation.

Anyway, one of the plus points of observing this custom is that I have been exposed to a lot more Chinese vegetarian cuisine and all I can say is that it is lovely. One of the better ones is the vegetarian kolo mee at Sing Sing Sing Yuen. The stall serves a large variety of vegetarian dishes including vegetarian laksa (which is only available on Fridays and Saturdays). While those are good, one thing that I keep on coming back for is the kolo mee.

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This vegetarian kolo mee is the type that is flavoured with seaweed. If you happen to be one of those people who hate the taste of seaweed, please stay away. You will regret ordering this. However if you are like me and enjoy the lovely umami taste in seaweed, you will be delighted with this vegetarian kolo mee.

For those of you that are not one to follow this custom or not a vegetarian, do try this dish. Like writing this article, starting (trying) it might be hard but once you’ve tried you might end up here more often that you think. I know I did. It remains the only vegetarian place that I go to when it isn’t the 1st or 15th. That’s telling you something.




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