Gin Khao, a Sino-Thai restaurant, has just launched their new vegetarian menu.

Before you carnivores turn away, read on because Gin Khao isn’t just limited to greens, with a menu that is able to satisfy the needs of both parties.

We started with their appetizers. The Yum Wakame ($9.8) was made up of wakame, a Japanese seaweed with a sweeter taste, and black fungus that was blessed with an intense spice and tartness that kick started our appetites for the feast.

Next, the Thai Spicy Crispy Noodles (S$8.8) were doused in a sweet and spicy sauce; another dish that made us salivate. But do note that this dish was extremely decadent and is recommended for sharing.

Probably one of my favorite dish on the vegetarian menu, the Taro Fritters (S$8.8) were hot and crispy with a creamy toro paste. It had just the right amount of sweetness too, so it didn’t got decadent. Even towards the end of the meal, I forced a few more fritters down my throat, which surprisingly still tasted good after sitting out for a long time.

We were so thankful for this as it was one of the few things that could alleviate the burning sensation in our mouths from the spicy dishes. The Wok Fried French Beans with Olive Leaves (S$9.8) was a simple dish, but the olive leaves definitely elevated it.

But, the dish that I was looking forward the most was the Thai Glass Noodles with Mushroom Pot (S$12.8). For those who dislike the gamey mushroom taste, fret not because the sauce had a very intense black pepper taste which masked most of the gamey stench. I was slightly disappointed at the end of the meal because I wanted to save the best for the last but the noodles kinda dried and clumped up.

Meanwhile, the Mapo Tofu (S$10.8) wasn’t too spicy and numbing but it had a good variety and intensity of spices in the dish. I’d honestly love to eat this with some rice man.

The Cault Marmite (S$12.8) was honestly the highlight of the whole meal. Maybe it was because I was so preoccupied with the photos which made me forget momentarily that it wasn’t actually meat, but it didn’t occur to me that it was in fact a piece of cauliflower until a few bites later.

But, every family has a black sheep and the Phad Thai Veggies (S$10.8) was Gin Khao’s. It was bland compared to regular phad thais. But if it’s any consolation, it did have a sweet, floral note to it.

Location: 1 Raffles Place, #04-29, Singapore 048616
Tel: +65 6532 2387

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*This article is written in collaboration with Gin Khao

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