Kranji Countryside: Bollywood Veggies and Frog Farm

by Ruth on October 25, 2013

in Food, Places to Go

A few weeks ago, we took our boy to visit the Kranji Countryside. It was an unplanned trip; the idea of having breakfast at Bollywood Veggies popped into my mind and we ended up having an impromptu farm outing.

By the time we arrived, it was more brunch than breakfast. We placed our orders and had a quick meal before taking Kenan to explore the farm.

I ordered and shared the Lamb Shepherd’s Pie with the little boy. I was surprised to find the pie too salty (they are supposed to serve healthy food with no MSG and little salt) and the mutton taste was a bit too strong for my liking. Thankfully, we had the unsweetened Lemongrass Tea to quench our thirst. It was quite a refreshing drink.

The hubby had the Warrior’s Chicken Curry and he said it was “not bad”. I later read online that it was a healthy version made without coconut milk.

For dessert, we had the famous Banana Bread. Served warm with a separate scoop of ice cream, the banana bread is moist and full of natural banana goodness. This is the probably the best banana bread/cake I’ve ever eaten. It’s a must-try!

The Bistro also offers some very unique dishes like Banana Curry and Moringa Tempura. I’m really keen to try the latter as I read many rave reviews about it and moringa is supposed to be a superfood. I also would like to try their Fig Tea.

The visit also brought back fond memories. I was there for the first time about five years ago with the Singapore Women’s Weekly team. We were doing a photo shoot as part of a recipe story I was working on. I even interviewed Mrs Ivy Singh-Lim. Those were the more carefree days where I had lots of fun writing for various local magazines. I think it was also how my passion for doing food reviews began.

After our meal, it was almost noon and we took a short walk around the farm. Here’s what we discovered on the farm other than banana trees…

Since we had already driven so far, we decided to visit another farm while we were there. We gave the little boy a few choices and he picked the Frog Farm.

There wasn’t really much to do and there’s no guided tour. We just walked around and looked into the many huge tanks around the farm.

I know many schools come here for educational visits but they don’t seem to offer that to walk-in visitors, especially not on a weekend. I think what would have been helpful for us before this trip was to teach Kenan the life cycle of a frog.  Since ours was a spontaneous trip, I didn’t have the chance to do so. I believe that would have made the trip more meaningful.

The Kranji Countryside is a great place to bring our kids. You can head over to this website for a list of farms. We’ll definitely be back. Do you have any suggestions of which farms we should go next?

BOLLYWOOD VEGGIES PTE LTD
100 Neo Tiew Road, Singapore 719026
Tel: 6898 5001
Email: bollyveg@singnet.com.sg
www.bollywoodveggies.com
Open: Wed-Sun & PH, 9am-6pm

JFF PTE LTD (Formerly known as Jurong Frog Farm)
51 (PLOT 56), Lim Chu Kang Lane 6, Singapore 718864
Tel: 6791 7229
Email: sales@jurongfrogfarm.com.sg
www.jurongfrogfarm.com.sg
Open: Tue-Fri: Strictly by appointment only. Sat,Sun & PH: 9am-5.30pm

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Ai Sakura October 25, 2013 at 12:44 PM

visiting Kranji Countryside has been on my to-do list for a long time! love the photos you took :)
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Ruth October 25, 2013 at 3:09 PM

Hi Ai, I think your girl will enjoy the place! Shall look forward to reading about your visit :)

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Debs G October 27, 2013 at 8:18 AM

Oooh, the Kranji farm looks pretty good! What was the mosquito level like?
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Ruth December 5, 2013 at 8:22 PM

Sorry I missed out your comment! I used a mosquito patch on Kenan and I wore jeans so both of us didn’t get it. My hubby became the target though but it really wasn’t that bad.

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