Once in a while I would like to have a vegetarian meal. What I like most is dishes made with bean curd sheets, 'fu chook' or gluten puffs. I've never been to this restaurant eversince they shifted to this new and bigger place and so last weekend, trotted there to check it out ....... Gui Lin vegetarian restaurant.
We ordered 4 dishes for the three of us and let me introduce them to you, one by one ......
Tidbits made of seaweed, cost 3 rgt and when I asked what it was, ...... the waitress replied that it's their signature seaweed biscuits, and added that they're very nutritious.
My favourite, deep-fried mock goose, see it's half a portion, can you spot the 'wings' at the side? This was totally made of bean curd sheets and there's chilli sauce to go with it. Not garlic chilli sauce, because garlic and onions are not vegetarian in the religious view point. This dish cost 5 rgt.
This is Lemon grass chicken, the chicken pieces were made of gluten puffs and it's slightly spicy, curry leaves were added for extra fragrance, taste wasn't too bad.
Yam rolls ..... yam paste wrapped with bean curd sheets and deep-fried, also served with chilli sauce. The taste was quite alright except that I found the paste to be a little too soft.
Cantonese braised rice vermicelli ..... the rice vermicelli was shallow-fried for a while to give the 'wok' aroma, heaped with a generous serving of oyster sauce gravy with mushrooms, vegetables, black fungus and mock squid, served with pickled green chillies. It wasn't salty enough and we had to drizzle in some light soya sauce.
The last three dishes were 10 rgt each. In fact, from the menu, you'll notice that they only serve one size dishes and the majority of them cost 10 rgt each. Our meal came to 43.80 rgt plus tea.
Gui Lin Vegetarian Restaurant
23A and 25A (Ground Floor), Wisma Kota Emas
Jalan Dato Tahwil Azat
Tel. No. 05-2414963