Vegetarian Food in Singapore | Singapore Day 3: Maxwell Food Centre, Marina Bay, In The Soop Pop-Up, Vegetarian Japanese Food

Thursday, June 09, 2022

Day 3 and it was already my last full day in Singapore, sobrang bilis! First agenda, I made sure to eat in Maxwell Food Centre for brunch para hindi naman matapos ang Singapore trip without eating in a hawker!

I realized that most of the years that I've been traveling, I was already a vegetarian. In the Philippines, hindi naman ako mauubusan ng kakainin coz worst case scenario, I can always request for pancit canton or fried egg with sinangag.

In countries na medyo mahirap mag hanap ng vegetarian food like Japan or Korea, my go-to are cafes. That's why if you've been following my Korea trips, you'll always see me in Paris Baguette. There will always be an egg sandwich, or a cheese pizza or pasta in a coffee shop. But in Singapore, being a vegetarian was a breeze! 

In hawker centers, you'll spot at least 2-3 vegetarian stalls, or stalls that offer vegetable or tofu options. The place where my cousin brought me on my first night was for muslims, so they have so many meat-free dishes. 

My other cousin that I met for my last night here in Singapore brought me to a Japanese rotating sushi place for dinner, and everything they serve is vegetarian too! If I had more time, I will try the HappyCow app vegetarian restaurant recommendations near me, but I think even without it, Singapore is one of the most vegetarian friendly countries I've been to.

Maxwell Food Centre

I was so happy to finally step foot again in Maxwell Food Centre. Had lots of pre-pandemic SG trip memories where we ate here. The place was less crowded than usual, aside from the pandemic, maybe it's because I was there at alanganin time (around 10am) not sure. Anyway, just a quick stroll and I spotted a place that has vegetarian dishes, and another one with iced coffee.

Marina Bay

My main agenda at the Marina Bay is to visit the ArtScience Museum again. They have a limited-time exhibit called Hope From Chaos: Pandemic Reflections. But first, I passed by the mall coming from the MRT (Bayfront Station). 

ArtScience Museum - Hope From Chaos Exhibit

Featured artists from different parts of the world reflect on how the COVID-19 changed our lives for the past 2+ years or so. One recorded her day-to-day activities during the lockdown, while other artworks showed the face mask and the X that marked seats and lines to push social distancing. 

A lot of things happened in my personal life, but it also felt like time stood still. Going to this very timely pandemic-themed exhibit reminded me that we are not alone in this depressing, isolating, and scary experience.

Hope From Chaos

ArtScience Museum

Feb 12 to August 7, 2022

10am-7pm (Last entry at 6pm)

Entrance Fee: SGD 6 (Bought it over the counter)

Gardens by the Bay – OCBC Skyway, SuperTree Grove

Since Gardens By The Bay is just "walking distance" from the ArtScience Museum, I decided to check it out next. 

I can't decide which of the paid entrances to avail, so I prioritized what I really wanted to do: to go up the Supertree! The other options are mostly flower gardens which you can check out here, and purchase passes via Klook. Meanwhile, I went for the OCBC Skyway where you get to cross 2 Supertrees at 22 metres above ground! It's not available through Klook, so I bought my ticket from their website using my credit card and received my digital ticket right away.

Last time I was here, I just watched the free lightshow at night. :)

There's an elevator heading up, and I thought ang simple pala nitong activity nato coz they asked us to please stay 15 minutes max. I was the first one up, and the moment I stepped on the bridge, medyo nalula ako! Ang hangin, so I felt the tiniest swing of the 128m-long aerial walkway while walking baby-duck style. Haha! View is really nice though!

Find out how I take my pictures during solo trips here.

OCBC Skywalk

9:00am–9:00pm  (Last admission at 8:30pm)

Recommended Visit Duration: 15 mins

Admission Rates: SGD 8

Purchased my ticket here

BTS In The Soop Pop-Up - Suntec City

I heard that the BTS In The Soop pop-up store is opening soon at the Mall of Asia in Manila, but I went to their Singapore store nadin coz I am sure lesser ang tao (extended run na nila when I went). True enough, I went around the store freely, most of the time by myself. 

The sales assistant approached me eventually and nakipag chikahan na. She asked me about BTS stuff like my bias, and showcased some of the items na hindi napapansin sa counter (ang cute nung TinyTan keychain na reloadable transportation tap card nadin). 

Kada may hawakan akong item, panay ang "No pressures, think about it", "You can try it" "That's special" nya, the perfect words to say to me kaya nag loosen up na nga ako at nagpa budol hehehe. 

BTS In The Soop, Suntec City

Feb 11 to July 3, 2022

Suntec City, North Wing, #01-476/482

No reservations needed, walk-ins are welcome

Vegetarian Rotating Sushi Bar - Paya Lebar

Last stop for the day was back in Paya Lebar to meet another cousin and her family. After the BTS pop-up though, I went back to my hotel to drop my things, rest and freshen up, eat a bit, before heading out again.

First stop was in the PLQ Mall's FairPrice grocery to look for my sisters' requests. I was able to buy their packs of instant coffee and laksa, stuff available in Manila but nirequest ng family so go. Then I met up with Ate Ginger in another mall just across PLQ (Paya Lebar Square). 

We ate in Sautè Sushi, which is a Japanese conveyor belt sushi restaurant that serves ALL VEGETARIAN food! At first I was just choosing my usual Japanese resto orders (tamago, tofu, corn)... Yun pala my cousin told me that it's a vegetarian / vegan place! :)

Was surprised that even the salmon is vegetarian! The ramen is tasty too, truffled, and yepp--vegetarian!

So happy that even for a short trip, I was able to meet up with 2 families that I haven't seen in 2+ years. They made my international travel comeback even more memorable.

To be continued...

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