More options for vegetarians at Bayan Baru area with the new opening of 一棵树 Vegetarian Kitchen at Golden Triangle, Relau. The team behind the vegetarian restaurant believes in eat clean, eat healthy. All recipes are self-explored and created. Elements of "Yin and Yang" have been included to balance out and maximize the nutritional values of the dishes. The space has a lovely ambiance, somewhat akin to cafe; it has a bright facade which allows natural light to flood in, comfortable chairs and tables as well as hanging light bulbs warming the entire area. The place is also clinically clean with an array of healthy vegetarian products displayed, both edible and non-edible (consumable goods though). Prices are fair considering the variety and options available; if you have a Western palate, they have a few Pasta dishes available but if you are an Eastern person, Rice and home-made Noodles are there too. A decent place to assuage your guilt for eating too much meat.
For main, we had Curry Don (Rm 9.90), something different than the usual fare in Vegetarian restaurant. However, to my dismay, the Curry was not Japanese Curry. Instead, it was the ordinary Curry but it was alright though. Brown Rice was used instead of the ordinary White Rice; paired with Deep Fried Tofu, Deep Fried Bean Curd, Potatoes (together with the Curry sauce), Spinach and Cherry Tomatoes. The substantial portion was more than sufficient for me and the concoction was appropriately seasoned. A comforting yet filling dish for a casual meal.
A side order to share- Home-made Tofu ( Rm 6.90) was somewhat unique and nicely done. Every single piece of the Tofu was carefully fried till perfection, crispy on the edges but perfectly eggy-soft in the middle. The Chef added a nice twist by incorporating a blend of Bird's Eye Chili and Parsley; which gives the Tofu a herbaceous and spicy layer of dimension. Not too shabby as a side.
Taste: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Ambiance: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Address: 29-1-57, Jalan Paya Terubong, Golden Triangle, 11500, Bayan Lepas, Penang.
Business Hours: 10 am to 2: 30 pm; 5:30 pm to 9 pm. Closed on Wednesdays.
Contact Number: 604- 637 1639