Sunday, June 26, 2011

The V

Back to The V for meat-free fare. Earlier entry: April 4.

Salad with egg, mock ham, almonds, raisins & wasabi dressing. Customers can mix and match their own selection of salad toppings here; this combination worked wonderfully, if we do say so ourselves. Savory, sweet, nutty & spicy, all at once.

Pan-fried Chinese dumplings. A snack attack served steaming-hot; addictively tasty, as any dumpling worth its salt should be.

"Meatballs" in cream. Texturally satisfying "meatballs," with a firm feel. But the cream sauce was overly reminiscent of carbonara, which can be too cloying after a spoonful or two.

Pesto lasagne. Lighter than regular meat-based lasagne; the pesto sauce proved excellent, with a deliciously distinct herbal flavor.

Fried potato croquettes. Forgettable, unless you're passionate about potatoes.

Potato chips. Chunky cuts, crisp on the outside, soft and piping-hot within. Bonus points for lacing this with a pleasant pinch of Cajun pepper.

Warm chocolate pudding with custard sauce. A rich, creamy confection.

Orange pudding. Moist and fresh-tasting, but bordering on bland. An OK option if you prefer less sugar in your desserts though.


The V Cafe,
Syopz @ The Boardwalk,
Taylor's Lakeside Campus.
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18 comments:

  1. Never expect tht u would re-visit this place of all outlets! ;p

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  2. Tng: heheh, it's too friendly and cheerful to resist! and I kinda like how they put honest effort into their recipes =)

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  3. wow wish we had such charming places to eat when we were on campus! I hear it's almost like another shopping mall in the lakeside campus.. =)

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  4. Dropsofcontentment: ya, tell me about it! All I had on my campus were school cafeteria-style stalls that sold mixed rice dishes at each hostel. Yeah, the outlets at taylor's are definitely shopping mall-quality, with everything from burgers to risotto available :D

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  5. Are they doing well there? I really cant imagine students and meat free blending together.

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  6. baby sumo: oh, i suspect they do OK during lunch, when there are plenty of students to go around. i only visit the campus for dinner, since parking here is severely limited during the daytime. all the outlets are relatively quiet in the evening, and some of them even close by 6pm, heh :D

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  7. Wahhhh that really looks like a real egg! :)

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  8. j: y'know, i think the egg is real! it seems like eggs and dairy products are allowed here ... just not meat and fish, heheh :D

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  9. Hmm, odd coincidence that you're blogging about this place as I'm looking for nice vegetarian places to bring a friend who's vegetarian (and obviously meat-eater ol' me dunno many meat-free places). Danke! :)

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  10. lfb: it's not coincidence, it's destiny! our stars are aligned :P the bonus about eating here is that it's sometimes filled with bubbly, easy-on-the-eyes college students (and we all know how that gets LFB going) :D

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  11. Man! Students are so lucky these days, I don't remember cute outlets like this when I was studying!

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  12. Hungry female: heh, I'm just thankful that the many cafes on this campus are all open to the public, and not just the student population. And that nobody stares strangely at us "old people" when we come here to eat :D

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  13. man, i wish emerson college has food half this good! ;(

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  14. Michelle: ahh, but I bet you still have lots of nice eateries within close range of campus =)

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  15. i must say that the mock ham does look very real and coupled with the egg, it looks like a healthy lunch!

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  16. eiling: heheh, or a healthy dinner! (the v is open all the way until 10pm) :D

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  17. Hi Sean,
    Kindly be informed that this post has been reprinted on JoinMe.com.my, thanks.
    P/S: We have put your name and link credit back to this article.

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  18. I'm studying in Lakeside. The food on campus is not great but good enough. Might want to visit Backofen.

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