In the past, we’d eat the tapiocas grown in our grandmother’s garden. But as our country progressed, the farm-to-table process was replaced by bulk produce and imported goods. Thinking about where our food came from became a chore.  

One thing you should know: It’s not impossible to have everything on your plate grown and harvested in Singapore.

Ahead, two locavore restaurants (who are mainstays in the local F&B scene) are leading us back to the sustainable eating habits of the past with modern dishes and dining concepts.

1.Fat Prince

 

Photo: Fat Prince

This contemporary Middle Eastern restaurant uses veggies only from Quan Fa Organic Farm. Savour star dishes such as the Avocado and Kale Tabbouleh, a modern take on the traditional Levantine salad of lemon vinaigrette-drenched creamy avocado on a bulgur wheat base.

Try the creamy homemade cashew milk noodles bathed in a mildly sweet watermelon consomme with mint, basil and tangy berries.

Address: #01-01, 48 Peck Seah Street 

 

2.Open Farm Community

 

Photo: Open Farm Community

A charming eatery with an expansive garden that cultivates herbs and vegetables by Edible Garden City. The greens are used as ingredients in the restaurant.

A favourite dish is the chilled avocado and ginger soup that’s served with poached yabbies.

The ginger’s sharpness and the sweetness of the blue pea flowers add a mild flavour to the avocado soup. The creamy light-green concoction is then poured over the pink yabbies.

Address: 130E Minden Road 

 

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This was first published in the August Issue of our magazine.