[Singapore] Bollywood Veggies
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).
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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 =)
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.
Very small glass as you can see but it’s so refreshing for the warm weather.
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 =)
Lemon Fish – the special for that day. I’m not sure if it’s on the regular menu.
Chicken CurryÂ – 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.
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).
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
Website: Click here.
Address: 100 Neo Tiew Road, Singapore 719026 (Kranji) (How to get there)