Woodlands Vegetarian Restaurant @ Penang Street

I had read about Woodlands Vegetarian Restaurant from Malaysia Best a long long time ago. But since both my dad and grandfather are ferocius meat eaters and balk at the mere mention of ‘vegetarian food’,Ā  my chances of eating here are greatly diminished.


However, my love for Indian food (vegetarian or otherwise) has kept this place in the back of my head. So when M came to visit, I promptly dragged him here! šŸ™‚

The place is quite dim but we welcomed the cool blast of air cond, refuge from the hot hot weather. The menu itself is rather extensive as they serve breakfast from 8.30pm onwards. And they remain open until 10pm! We did find the menu rather confusing though, as certain items were only available for breakfast or lunch, while certain items were available for tea etc…


We both decided on the Mini Meal which was a special set meal available for lunch. It consisted of a fluffy piece of warm chapati, a cup of curd rice, dhall, potato masala, raita and a sweet.

woodlands5It was my first time trying the curd rice, and I was pleasantly surprised! It was a cold dish, sour with a slight sweetness. And I loved the fact that it had cashew nuts in it!

Special Set Lunch Menu


M has a soft spot for samosas so we ordered some. It was filled with lots of potatoes and fragrant spices. A great snack indeed!

woodlands7We also tried the Mushroom Fry since I love my mushrooms. Again I was pleasantly surprised by this dish! The mushrooms were infused with lots of spices and herbs resulting in a fragrant and delicious dish! A bit oily but fantastic nonetheless!

Now if they could re-vamp their menu to be a lil less confusing, Woodlands Vegetarian Restaurant would be just perfect! Prices are very reasonable as well, the miniĀ  meal we had was around RM4, same for the mushroom fry.

Also, do check out their array of delectable looking Indian sweets!



  1. Woodland’s quality has dropped tremendously and the kitchen/toilet are so disgustingly dirty; not to mention their outrages price charging.

    You should check out Sri Ananda Bagwan – Vegan (just directly opposite Woodland’s) where you get better meal and much cleaner. I like SAB’s North Indian Thali or just plain Masala Dosai that goes well with fresh hot cow milk.

    Oh.. btw, Woodland is internationally chained restaurants… thus you can find their setups in Signapore, Australia to name a few.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.