Joie by Dozo – Vegetarian Restaurant Experience
My best friend Ana and I have made a deal to try a new restaurant together once a month. The criteria for choosing the restaurants is to be a unique experience or cuisine and we have to choose food that we wouldn’t normally eat.
This month’s restaurant was Joie pronounce “Joy”. I chose Joie by Dozo as I wanted to find an amazing fine dining vegetarian restaurant for when vegetarian visitors come to Singapore.
Joie services modern European-Japanese meatless cuisine as a set menu of
6 courses for Lunch $38.80++ and 7 courses for Dinner $68.80++.
Joie By Dozo
181 Orchard Road
#12-01 Orchard Central
The ambience of this vegetarian restaurant was pleasing and we were seated outside on the rooftop deck on a very rare cool Singapore evening.
The service staff were very attentive and explained the menu choices in detail for our 7-course dinner. First up (and not part of the 7 courses) was a refreshing passionfruit “slushy” type drink to cleanse our palates. I’m a huge fan of passionfruit and this was so flavorful.
This was a selection of assorted platter chosen by the chef. From right to left – a veggie play on a prawn cracker with each colored drop infused with a different flavor. A play on sashimi that really did look like salmon but was actually made of carrot. And my favorite of this dish was the red pod that exploded gorgeous fresh raspberry flavors in our mouths. Mmmmm!
Looks can definitely be deceiving; as was the case when this dish was presented. Served in an escargot dish the Gratinated Champignon with Mozzarella were a wonderful combination of mushrooms, endive, and gooey mozzarella. The bread was a bonus to scoop up the extra cheese.
Visually you would swear the sashimi on the faux sashimi platter is fish, but Joie cleverly uses vegetables like carrot and coconut flesh to create the Vegetable Sashimi on ice with Sea Grapes Shooter Glass. The zucchini tower stuffed with creme cheese was another gorgeous example of meatless edible art.
Pumpkin Veloute and Infusion of Cepes and Truffle were both rich, flavorful and satisfying soups.
Duo Ravioli Platter, of pumpkin and spinach ravioli and the popular Grill Summer Mushroom Steak on “Pu-Ye” Hot Stone.
Highly recommend this Warm Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream and the Red Wine Poach Pear with Lime Sorbet!
A choice of one of their delicious drinks. The hot lavender tea was a nice end to an amazing meal.
It’s amazing what Joie by Dozo vegetarian restaurant has been able to achieve in the kitchen with so little use of animal products, but what’s important to remember is that it’s a celebration of vegetable cuisine. This meal was definitely one I will be putting into my list of “Foodie Experiences” and you can bet that I will back again to try the other dishes.