Matched up against many meaty competitors, Hong Yi holds its own with a solid variety of quality Chinese vegetarian. Their fried beehoon may be the more popular pick, but Tastemaker Jason Wong advises going for a base of rice to better soak up the mildly spicy curry sauce that comes with their coconut-fragrant curry vegetables. A plate of rice or noodles with two to three dishes will come up to a $3 estimate, and choices run from your usual greens to fluffy tofu puffs and a myriad of mock meats — even mock ikan bilis that will do great for extra crunch. Be sure to also take Tastemaker Miss Ha’s tip and scour the spread for crispy mock goose meat (deep-fried beancurd skin)!
Avg Price: $5 per person
Photo by Burpple Tastemaker Jason Wong