Loving Hut @ Joo Chiat’s Official Opening

I was invited to the new Loving Hut’s official opening last Saturday, along with fellow vegan bloggers and friends! For the unfamiliar, Loving Hut is an international chain of restaurants that started with a vision of serving vegan cuisine which are in tune with the Earth. As a long-time patron of them, needless to say I’m excited to see that they revamped themselves into a modern café with art, handmade furniture and a brand new menu full of Western and Asian delights.

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Soy lattes and soothing music – every corner is an eyeful of beauty. There was even a harpist to set the tone for the afternoon.

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As a design student I really appreciate the artworks themed on veganism, plus handmade and upcycled furniture!

For the launch we were served a specially prepared buffet.

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Tofu tempeh pops and tomato olive bruschetta, a favourite due to the refreshingly savoury balance of tomatoes and herbs!

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A spread of fluffy brown rice, spicy eggplant, tofu scramble, fruit achar, nyonya rendang crepe and lasagne.

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Bali Bliss Soba Salad and Satay – so glad that these are on their regular menu! A humble salad is transformed by the sweet tamari sauce which is easily the best soy sauce I’ve tasted. Same for the satay, the peanut sauce uplifts the dish – thick and rich thus tasting like homemade, complementing the roasted chewy soy chunks well.

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Down they went with cream of mushroom soup and non-alcoholic champagne. And the desserts, sago gula melaka jelly with a peach and banana crumble. Everyone was crazy over the crumble – buttery, soft, with moist peach and roasted banana pieces on a bed of smooth custard.. with hidden bits of caramelized sugar – ending the afternoon on a high note!

Loving Hut has done a truly amazing job rebranding and renewing themselves to cater to everyone, be it vegan, vegetarian or non-veg. Definitely one to visit and spend a whole afternoon chilling with loved ones. Looking forward to trying their regular menu, so you can expect an update then!

Address: 229 Joo Chiat Road #01-01, Singapore 427489. Operating daily 11am-2.30pm, 5.30pm-9.30pm. http://www.lovinghut.com.sg/