Fo You Yuan, Geylang, Singapore
An excellent Buddhist vegetarian restaurant, everything cooked to the right textures, the mock meats often bearing an uncanny resemblance to the real thing. Some dishes might seem a tad bland, but is par for the cuisine.
Fried tofu skin with seaweed and sesame seeds are remarkable addictive.
A wet variant of stir-fry rice vermicelli is very flavourful, topped with shredded lettuce, vegetarian "prawns" and very convincing slices of vegetarian "luncheon meat." A favourite.
Monkey head mushrooms with broccoli might come across as a tad bland, but it's fairly typical of the cuisine. The mushrooms are cooked just right and the gingery sauce is light but insinuates itself well into the mushroom.
A bit more kick from the apricot mushroom dish, the sauce sweet, smokey and spicy from dried chilli; integrating the cashews, diced peppers and other vegetables.
Black pepper dominates the sauce on a vegetarian "pork leg" -- gluten showing an impressive meaty side.
Thin shreds of crispy tofu skin rival shredded filo, surprising lovely with more fake "luncheon meat" and cucumber, dressed in a mild sweet and sour sauce.