Review: Fusion Spoon at the Singapore Botanic Gardens

Fusion Spoon review

Pic Credit: Kar 🙂

After Food For Thought shut, Fusion Spoon took its place. And I think this new concept just might work. Fusion Spoon looks like a restaurant but there are no servers. You find a table, then head to the self-ordering kiosks, make payment, and wait for your order number to appear on the screen, at which point you head to the collection zones to pick up your food and beverage. My lunch companion had the rosemary chicken (which came with the most delicious-looking crispy skin) while I went for the chicken curry. As I’d brisk-walked from one end of the Botanic Gardens to the other end (where Fusion Spoon was located), I couldn’t care less about the number of calories ingested during lunch. 😀 *By the way, staff at the Botanic Gardens will tell you it takes about 45 minutes walking from one end of the Gardens to the other. But if you’re walking really fast, 25 minutes is possible too! 😀 You don’t have to take a taxi unless you’re really running (haha!) late.

Fusion Spoon Botanic Gardens review

I had the Nyonya chicken curry served with prata (instead of rice). The prata was SO good. It was thin and crispy and went so well with the curry! 😀 I would come back again just for this combination!

I found the mushroom soup oddly sour though, so I’ll not order it again. I didn’t even finish half of it. (>_<)

By some extraordinary stroke of luck, the weather stayed cool and there was good cloud cover, and it only rained when we were ready to head home. I even got to shoot some footage of the beautiful swans at Swan Lake. I’m in love with this place.

The gorgeous gazebo at the Botanic Gardens…

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Spotted this little furball (which looks like it’s wearing a bib) among the plants:

Singapore Botanic Gardens photography

If you’re popping by Fusion Spoon, it’s closest to the Tanglin gate of the Botanic Gardens. Head to where the Visitor Centre is and you’ll see a sign pointing you to Fusion Spoon at the basement. 🙂

Vegan Fast Food @ nomVnom & Christmas @ Botanic Gardens

nomvnom menu

A Malaysian pal was in town recently and I brought him to try vegan fast food at Clarke Quay. At Central, which is linked to the Clarke Quay MRT station, is nomVnom which serves up decent meals – I don’t even mind that they’re vegan, which is rare. Then we went to the Botanic Gardens where I (happily) got to clock my 10K steps, equally rare these days too. 😀

In the picture above, you see my favorite nomVnom “burger” which features the blue pea flower. My pal told me that this flower can be found right outside his home. So he wasn’t inclined towards eating it here. 😀 It happens to be my favorite item there as the burger “buns” are actually potato patties, like hashbrowns. YUMMY!

nomvnom clarke quay

nomvnom promotion

I love their truffle fries and avocado smoothie too. I don’t usually order avocado smoothies as they usually come laced with gula melaka and I think it tastes horrible. But here at nomVnom, they use banana, coconut, etc to add to the otherwise bland taste of avocados.

There’s a promotion at nomVnom right now in which you can purchase their vouchers ($10 each) and get one free when you buy nine. Our meal for 3 cost just over S$50.

As for the Botanic Gardens, I love how there are so many Christmas trees there right now. The trees are decorated unlike your usual Christmas trees, some using very interesting materials, such as this one with roses made from plastic bags:

Plastic Bag Rose

And here’s a novel way to upcycle your (bubble tea) plastic cups and straws 😛

Plastic Cup decorations

And since my pal is a yoga master, I brought him to the famous Botanic Gardens gazebo and had him do some yoga poses while I snapped pictures for him. 😀

We also found a “new” attraction at the Botanic Gardens: this guy with his canine buddies. I think I counted nine of them. I suspect he’s a dog walker, because I cannot fathom having this number of dogs at home. OMG. Pretty cool occupation too, if he’s indeed a professional dog walker, since he gets paid to exercise. 🙂

botanic gardens dog walker

If you’ve enjoyed your Christmas feasting, maybe today’s a good time to head out and burn off some of those calories! 😀