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[Singapore] Bollywood Veggies

Lunch at Bollywood Veggies
Bollywood Veggies, Singapore

Note: The photos in this post were taken in June-August 2008 (Yes, I am that s-l-o-w) so some of the food/photos/info may not be the same if you visit now.

It’s not everyday that work brings you to the northwestern-est part of Singapore, where for a change from the city life, you enter the 1% of life that is not so typical of Singapore … a part with unpaved driveways, slower pace, rustic country charm, all types of farms and … Bollywood Veggies, an organic farm and bistro eatery in the heart of Kranji. The place is owned by two prominent figures in Singapore – Mr Lim Ho Seng and his wife Ivy Singh-Lim (and the eatery is apty named Poison Ivy Bistro).

The place has been around for many years and there are already countless media articles on the place as well as interviews with the power couple owners. I’ve always wanted to visit but I always put it off because of the distance (lazy lazy). So when I had the opportunity to be in the vicinity, I was thrilled that I have something nice to look forward to for lunch =)

Lunch at Bollywood Veggies
Menu for the day

Lunch at Bollywood Veggies
Our simple spread that day. B kept asking me to take an overall view of the spread so here it is =P

I would say the food really reminds me of home-cooked meals, which is a really good thing when eating out. Maybe it’s because the food has supposedly no msg and very low salt, so it’s tastes healthy. The prices are affordable too, no service charge and GST if I’m not wrong.

Lunch at Bollywood Veggies
Drinks we ordered. Left – Fig Tea and Right – Aloe Vera Drink.

Very small glass as you can see but it’s so refreshing for the warm weather.

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Stir fry sweet potato leaves in chilli – oh my, this is so delicious that I wanna cry. A must order. I wish I can cook like this at home =)

Lunch at Bollywood Veggies

Lemon Fish – the special for that day. I’m not sure if it’s on the regular menu.

Lunch at Bollywood Veggies

Chicken Curry  – yummy yummy yummy. I love this type of curry the most – thick and rich. We almost wanted to order more rice to go with it but we managed to restrain ourselves.

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One of the many funny signs around ^-^

After the food, you can burn off the calories by paying S$2 per person to walk around the farm if it’s not too hot. I took the walk but gave up after a while because that day was really hot =P but B persevered and helped me take the photos of the plants by covering most of the area. If you notice a drop in the quality of the plants photos, that’s why (just kidding).

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Apart from walking and eating, you can also buy potted plants or fresh vegetables (though I don’t see any vegetables for sale when I went). The place can get really crowded on weekends with tour buses and kiddos, so it’s best to visit on a weekday if you have an off day ;p

Lunch at Bollywood Veggies

Bollywood Veggies

Website: Click here.

Address: 100 Neo Tiew Road, Singapore 719026 (Kranji) (How to get there)

   

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27 Responses to “[Singapore] Bollywood Veggies”

  1. peachkins — May 6, 2009 @ 8:45 pm

    The Fig Tea and the aloe vera drink looks interesting..

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  2. Evan — May 6, 2009 @ 9:16 pm

    woah yea, i’ve heard lots about ivy singh-lim. i thought she’s a socialite! looks like a totally laid back place to go, very outta-this-world. and the phrase about asking for ‘poison’ made me laugh!

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  3. Pepy — May 6, 2009 @ 10:04 pm

    I love stir fry sweet potato leaves. Ohh getting hungry and I haven’t had my breakfast yet.

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    • wiffy replied: — May 7th, 2009 @ 10:45 pm

      that’s such a bad timing for visiting food blogs hehe

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  4. juhuacha — May 6, 2009 @ 10:39 pm

    Thks for the recommendation. I would love to visit the farm one of these days. Need a break from busy city life…

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  5. lisaiscooking — May 6, 2009 @ 11:11 pm

    What a beautiful place, and the food looks delicious!

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  6. Susan — May 6, 2009 @ 11:28 pm

    Fig tea? Oh, tell me more. : )

    Great spread of food and photos, Wiffy! Fun read!

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  7. Bob — May 6, 2009 @ 11:46 pm

    What a great place! Too bad I’m on the wrong side of the world to go there…

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  8. LCOM — May 7, 2009 @ 12:19 am

    Really a change from the normal Singapore scenario. It really has the laid back, village feel, look at the mismatching plates on the table, I like! :P

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  9. kisetsu — May 7, 2009 @ 8:23 am

    I think their menus changes frequently. The last time one memorable dish I had there was the eggplant ommelet. :up: Simply delish! Their raw sugarcane was super nice. We slack there the whole day until Ivy Singh chased us off. Haha. :|

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    • wiffy replied: — May 7th, 2009 @ 10:43 pm

      I wanna try the omelet and sugarcane next time, thanks for the recommendation. Yes it’s a good place to slack and relax :)

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  10. Reeni — May 7, 2009 @ 8:30 am

    What a sweet place. It looks so relaxing to dine outside among the beautiful scenery. The food looks awesome! I know you can cook like that!

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  11. Selba — May 7, 2009 @ 9:20 am

    What a nice place.. and the name is so cute :)

    Love the aloe vera drink.

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  12. mochachocolata rita — May 7, 2009 @ 9:42 am

    i wanna try the fig tea and the lemon fish…i love love love this kinda place…looks so relaxing and far away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city. lovely!

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  13. ladyironchef — May 7, 2009 @ 12:00 pm

    it will be difficult to get there without a car though, but nice place!

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    • wiffy replied: — May 7th, 2009 @ 10:42 pm

      Can lah … got bus from kranji mrt station =D

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  14. My hubby wants to visit S’pore one day, it will a nice trip to go for. The only problem is if we do not rent a car, it may be a little tricky isn’t it. But I really like this kind of food experience. BTW, I have also got a lot of outstanding pics and posts from last year : ) All the time we get new things we want to write and override the pending posts.

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    • wiffy replied: — May 7th, 2009 @ 10:42 pm

      I dun think you need to rent a car in Singapore ;p there’s a bus from the mrt station and u can also take a cab. Singapore is a small place hehe

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  15. mycookinghut — May 8, 2009 @ 3:43 am

    wow.. looks great!

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  16. taste memory — May 8, 2009 @ 7:47 am

    oh my this place looks *heavenly* ! lucky you ~ i would love to go there!

    your photography my dear ~ absolutely exquisite, I feel like as if I am right there ;-)

    agree, those sweet potato leaves look absolutely delicious….mmmm

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  17. smallsmallbaker — May 8, 2009 @ 8:59 am

    I have always wanted to visit the farms in Kranji area but like you, I’m lazy to travel there. Looks like it would be a nice place to go. Thanks for the wonderful photos. Hehe!

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  18. didally — May 8, 2009 @ 11:35 am

    Nice photos! I was there around june last yr. It was VERY hot. Couldn’t stand eating alfresco at Bollywood, took the indoor seats with air-con instead. :D

    Food price is reasonable. Their kuehs are not bad too. I had the fig drink too, refreshing.

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  19. Cate O'Malley — May 8, 2009 @ 9:44 pm

    Sounds like a great place to visit! Wonderful pictures, and that lemon fish looks amazing.

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  20. HoppingHammy — May 9, 2009 @ 2:32 am

    That spot looks so relaxing to hang out and walk around after eating. 8) (It’s a shame it was so hot!) The photos are delightful and everything looks delicious, especially the cold drinks.

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