Do you love a modern, hi-tech city centre hotel with killer views and passionate chefs who understand veganism and make great tasting, healthy vegan food?
We do, which is why we loved The Westin Singapore, located in the heart of the Central Business District.
The Vegan Food:
One of the reasons why the food at The Westin is so vegan friendly is they offer a SuperFoodsRx diet menu, which basically involves the use of 25 health giving superfoods (21 of which are vegan).
Breakfast, served in the hotel’s signature restaurant ‘Seasonal Tastes’, was full of opportunities to eat healthy plant-based food. There were some standard buffet options but the real vegan magic was found on the à la carte menu.
But whatever you do, don’t leave before trying the vegan Rösti, a dish specially designed by The Westin’s Junior Sous Chef, Gary Lim.
Using grated sweet potato, onions and mushrooms, sautéed in olive oil and flavoured generously with fresh thyme and parsley, Chef Gary’s creation was a real vegan delight.
At lunch, Singaporean locals flock to ‘Seasonal Tastes’ creating a warm and lively atmosphere. We joined them and ate flavour rich mushroom soup drizzled in aromatic truffle oil with crusty vegan bread slices plunged in.
Ticking off another vegan superfood for the day, we tested out The Westin vegan ‘Tofu Burger’.
Adorned with a stack of tempura battered onions rings, fresh salad and a soft white sesame seeded bun, this vegan burger had all the credentials to make it in to our Vegan Food Quest Burger Hall Of Fame.
Yum or as they say in Singapore, ‘shiok!’
We even managed to squeeze in a barley risotto…
Continuing with our healthy superfood extravaganza, our dessert was a ‘Fruit Soup’, sweetened with maple syrup and flavoured with fresh mint.
As guests staying in an Executive Sea View Room we had access to the Executive Club Lounge where we could eat fresh fruit and drink juices, teas or coffee during the day.
At night, cocktails were served and there was a selection of light snacks including healthy hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds and dried hibiscus flowers and specially prepared vegetable rice noodles.
The Vegan Essentials:
The bed was made with feather and non-feather pillows so it was easy for us to quickly select our animal-free option to sleep with.
The amenities in our bathroom weren’t vegan as we could identify ingredients that were animal-derived from the list on the packaging.
The spa offers a tranquil oasis of calm, with The Westin signature scented Experience shower, peaceful treatment rooms and relaxation rooms all set up to soothe the senses.
The spa had a range of products from Thèmaè who confirm that they do not use animal testing and a lot of their range is vegan (just look out for ingredients like honey).
The Vegan Food Quest Verdict:
Check-in here if you want a city centre stay in a modern hotel where you can fill up on vegan superfoods as you sit back and enjoy the awesome views.
You’ll be in safe hands with The Westin chefs who have a dedicated team member to help guests with special dietary needs meaning you can have total confidence that the food you are eating is 100% plant based (and 100% delicious).
We were guests of Westin Singapore but please rest assured that their generosity in hosting us didn’t influence our views.
12 Marina View,
Telephone: (65) 6922 6888
Cost From: £350 / $525 per night (May 2015)