Ling Zhi Vegetarian

16 Jan

I just got 2/4 wisdom teeth out on Thursday, and holy poo of the cute baby, cannot get the sound of the drill out of my head. They were all under the gum, with the top two being impacted, so had to be removed to prevent decay of the other surrounding molars in future. He had to split open the gums and saw the top tooth in half due to its awkward position. It was very very awful. And looking at these pictures of delicious food only serves as a reminder that I’ve had 3 meals of congee and 2 of oatmeal.

I’ve been yearning for some super tasty dim sum for a few months now, even though Vegie Hut in Box Hill does a pretty fine one, it still doesn’t come close to what I’ve had in Singapore and Hong Kong. I suspect that this might also have to do with the memories associated with the usual family Sunday yum cha, as with most food we eat anyway.

We had some half-off vouchers to use at any Tung Lok Group of restaurants, and so went to Ling Zhi (灵芝) Vegetarian to check out their dim sum. The selection was plentiful, and the ala-carte menu was also available to choose from. We started out with one of my favourites, Crispy Fried Yam Dumplings (芋饺) and it did not disappoint. The filling was warm and creamy, oozing out just slightly and was a delight against the crispy outer shell.

No self-deserving yum cha fanatic will skip this essential dish. I could eat Cheong Fun all day.
But this one was not served piping hot, plus the layers were too thick. Sigh. Luckily, the signature Sauteed Monkey Head Mushrooms with Dried Chilli was a star. It was chewy, the sauce had the right amount of heat and sweet stickiness, I will have this again next time.

We also got 2 other savoury dishes: Curried Vegetables with Fried Buns (rather ordinary) and a serving of noods in some mushroom broth, which was surprisingly light and delicious!

The dessert was delightful! Mango in Glutinous Rice Roll was sweet, just slightly sticky, chewy and dusted in desiccated coconut.

There are hi-teas, buffets and hot pots at various timings. The buffet seems to be of good value but the hot pot, not quite.
the hungry ang mo thinks the hi-tea was decent, eat shop blog enjoyed the hot pot, and another review at chic vegetarian food.

Ling Zhi Vegetarian Restaurant
238 Thomson Road, #03-09/10 Velocity, Novena Square
Tel: 65382992
Opening Hours: 11am-3pm (lunch), 3pm-5pm (hi-tea), 6pm-10pm (dinner)


2 Responses to “Ling Zhi Vegetarian”

  1. steph January 16, 2011 at 11:27 am #

    I’m making grabby hands at your food. Maybe we should have a dim sum/yum cha party when you get home, and I can finally try making chee cheong fun.

    • Emily C. January 18, 2011 at 6:16 am #

      That is a very good idea, in fact I bought some wheat starch so that I can make some har gao! also, ate 2 eggless rolls this morning, delish! 😛

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