if there is anything we do not like to eat. We were in a mood to try the new and promised to eat every recommendation. So, first up, steamed dumplings to whet our appetites followed by ‘‘tasty siewmai’’. The fillings were similar in that the flavours of ginger, lemon and soy were apparent, but the siewmai was crispy good, the dumplings a touch on the gluey side.
Then, an array of dishes – nicely timed so that all arrived steaming hot (fortunately, the serving plates were cold as stones), including crispy mashed tofu balls with vegetables in black bean sauce, a hotplated vegan special of sambal lemon and eggplant with tofu, and a very mild curry of vegetables, tofu and mushroom balls.
Of the stir-fry greens with ‘‘soy ham’’ I say why bother? When the vegetarian/vegan selections are so tasty why eat textured tvp ham? But we were an unbiased table so tried it. And did not like it.
Larger appetites than ours were needed if we were to venture into the soup selections, but the next table urged us to return for lotus seed and red-date soup and the claypot coconut rice. I will because I need to try the crispy fried bananas.
And before you ask – yes, it does have a byo licence.
No time to dilly-dally: Underground’s cafe seating is designed for speedy eats.