It was the Chinese Nine Emperor God Festival, it’s a kind of Taoism tradision and belief, some people have been eating vegetarian food for the past 9 days. As for me, I only ate it on the last day of Nine Emperor God Festival and it was yesterday.
Vegetarian food stall have been set up during the festival and have be pulled down because the festival has past. Fearing that the food stall is already closed on the last day, we went to a vegeterian restaurant to be safe to eat some nice vegetarian food for dinner.
It is an all time restaurant selling vegetarian food, no meat located in Pulau Tikus on Jalan Cantonment right opposite Maybank. You will see a big yellow logo writing a Chinese word 素 (mandarin:su1) which mean vegetarian. The restaurant name is called Evergreen Vegetarian Restaurant.
Because it was the Nine Emperor God Festival, there’s a lot of people there eating out. It’s self service, get your food, pay right away and look for your own seat.
I didn’t eat rice for that dinner. I ordered a vegetarian Char Hor Fun (Fried Hor Fun). It’s just replacing the meat and prawn with tao pok and a vegetarian food that taste like meat. The Char Hor Fun taste is still there I got to tell you that this is quite nice. Good try for me.
Mom then got some food for us as side dish. It’s all vegetarian and we got vegetable, crispy vegetarian meat (like the meat in burger), something that taste like char siew and another one that taste like fish. The taste is getting a little bit same like the real meat but then I believe in the future, there will be artificial meat which is from animal. Though, there’s a lot of chemical in making these, so it’s better to stay we the greens.
In addition for your reference, you can take a look at the vegetarian dish served during the Nine Emperor God Festival. =)