Thursday, October 7, 2010

Eight Treasures gets non-vegetarians to celebrate World Vegetarian Day

SINGAPORE, 1 October 2010: Eight Treasures Vegetarian Restaurant hosted a dinner for 70 guests on World Vegetarian Day to celebrate the special occasion. A collection of VegVibe readers, Singapore Vegetarian Meetup Group members and Vegetarian Society (Singapore) members and their respective friends and family joined host, Ms Zenna Ho, in a sumptuous 8-course spread.

In an effort to create awareness, the stipulation for the dinner was that each vegetarian guest be accompanied by a non-vegetarian, and the sizeable number of non-vegetarians that had dinner for the first time at a vegetarian restaurant would surely have been a first of its kind in Singapore.

Unsurprisingly, the vegetarian half of the guest list was impressed by the quality of the food and the ambience of the premises - something diners have come to expect from Eight Treasures. But it was the non-vegetarian contingent that held the litmus test, with all agreeing unanimously that the food was exceptional. Whilst views were divided between 'tastes like any other good Chinese restaurant food' and 'tastes different but is equally as good', it was clear that these first-time diners were similarly impressed.

A few of these non-vegetarian diners whom VegVibe spoke to also mentioned that they would be coming again with other friends to sample the food in the near future.

This was not the first time that the restaurant had organised a special invitation dinner for guests. In 2009, it celebrated World Vegetarian Day by inviting a handful of vegetarian food bloggers to sample an equally-stunning spread of fine food and special culinary creations (read story). Eight Treasures Vegetarian Restaurant is located at 282A South Bridge Road, next to the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple.


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