I’m Ashley, a carnivore-turned-vegetarian-turned-vegan in Singapore who is very passionate about the vegan movement because I am opposed to animal cruelty and violence. (Click here if you’re wondering what I’m talking about or if you think I’m crazy.) While it was quite easy in practice to implement the switch from eating meat and fish and seafood almost exclusively to eliminating them from my diet altogether, the transition from vegetarianism to veganism has proven to be a continual, challenging and exciting learning process.
I’ve started this blog because food is incredibly important to me. I will not deny I have always felt that as a general rule, the taste of meat is superior to that of vegetables from a culinary perspective, but the idea of abusing and exploiting and eating the fellow beings I share this Earth with just for my momentary and selfish pleasure is disgusting and barbaric (sidenote: Roald Dahl’s short story entitled “Pig” was an amusing assessment of cooks and vegetarianism). But I had soon come to realise that meat is not the be all and end all. (I didn’t want to eat vegetables for the longest time because I thought they were ugly…) My experimentation with recipes and my fervent desire to try out new eateries and restaurants as much as possible have made me realise how easy it is to be vegan because vegan food can be so good. I love the additional thought and effort that has to be put in into creating a vegan meal as compared to an omnivorous/carnivorous meal since much more skill is required to bring out all the flavours of different foods when we take the dominating taste of meat out of the equation.
This blog collates my humble reviews of various cafes/restaurants/eateries in Singapore. I’m going to keep my reviews focused on whatever vegan fare there is although I have been vegetarian for a longer time. This is because there are so many more reviews of vegetarian food floating around as compared to the paucity of reviews of vegan food in Singapore. I’m also much more appreciative of my food now that I’m vegan (because there are so many things that are excluded from my diet), so I feel a greater urgency to chronicle my journey through the vegetarian/vegan/rare non-veg restaurants that have vegan options in Singapore. I hope you’ll find it useful.