Tan Hsueh Yun Food Editor recommends

Food Picks: La Bussola's vegetarian fare, Urban Roti and hawker favourites

Ravioli di Burrata ($22)
Ravioli di Burrata ($22)ST PHOTOS: TAN HSUEH YUN
Big, beautiful dumplings (80 cents each) are worth queuing for.
Big, beautiful dumplings (80 cents each) are worth queuing for.ST PHOTOS: TAN HSUEH YUN
Soya Sauce Chicken Noodle (from $4)
Soya Sauce Chicken Noodle (from $4)ST PHOTOS: TAN HSUEH YUN
Deep-fried treats
Deep-fried treatsST PHOTOS: TAN HSUEH YUN
Cooker Me Kukkad ($16)
Cooker Me Kukkad ($16)ST PHOTOS: TAN HSUEH YUN

Have you got friends who go meatless on Mondays? I do and, for many years, I would wonder - why?

Now I kind of, sort of, get it. As I get older and want to be kinder to my body, it makes sense to, as American author Michael Pollan writes in his 2008 book, In Defence Of Food: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 10, 2018, with the headline 'Food Picks'. Subscribe