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our philosophy

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Nurturing the Planet
and Community

Discover the Journey Behind Our Passionate Plant-Based Restaurant

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Being true to our name, "Back2Basic" reminisce back to the time where

natural ingredients and techniques are used to

handcraft food, create flavours and nourish one's body.

"Back2Basic" 返璞歸真 is a CONCEPT that encompasses 4 philosophies:



Back2Basic is a sustainable vegan restaurant and workshop that offers healthy, eco-friendly options for customers. Their menu includes whole foods, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, Raw vegan, low FODMAP, and Allium-free/Jain options.

Social Enterprise

Back2Basic is a socially responsible vegan restaurant and sustainable living workshop that supports local suppliers and provides vocational training for individuals with special needs.

Plant-based Food

Raw Chef Joyce's passion for fermented vegan foods stemmed from her desire to improve her sons' health. She discovered that what we consume, from the food we eat to the products we use in our homes, has a direct impact on both our health and the planet.

Autism &
Pet Friendly

In order to represent autism awareness, Chef Joyce prepares all of her food using rainbow, colorful ingredients. 



In short is a whole “Sustainable Lifestyle” since 2015.  Overall, "Back2Basic" is a concept with great choice for anyone looking for a more sustainable, health-conscious, and socially responsible lifestyle. Back2Basic is much more than just a place to eat or shop. It represents a way of life, a philosophy that urges us to return to the core values of nourishing our bodies, connecting with our communities, and protecting our planet. We believe that by embracing the principles of sustainability, social enterprise, fermented plant-based food, and Autism & Pets friendly, we can inspire a sustainable lifestyle for generations to come. Our name, Back2Basic, brings to mind a sense of nostalgia for a time when food was made by hand, with natural, unprocessed ingredients free from harmful chemicals. Our menu offers a range of whole foods that are allium-free, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, and raw vegan low FODMAP options. Our food is made with a hands-on approach that prioritizes animal cruelty-free vegan ingredients, whole plant-based, or fermented raw vegan products, and personal home items. We are dedicated to supporting our community by providing sustainable workshops and vegan cooking classes for families who want to adopt a more eco-conscious lifestyle. Our aim is not only to promote healthy eating habits but also to encourage mindful and sustainable choices that will benefit our planet and future generations. At Back2Basic, we take pride in creating food and home products that are both healthy and sustainable, while also supporting social causes that are important to us. We invite you to join us on this journey towards a better future, embracing a more mindful and environmentally conscious lifestyle with Back2Basic. Whether you want to improve your diet, reduce your carbon footprint, or simply enjoy delicious food made with love and care, Back2Basic is the perfect choice for you.

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Back2Basic aims to create a more environmentally conscious and socially responsible food culture & lifestyle for the future generation.  The name “Back2Basic” reflects a return to a simpler way of living, free from processed foods, chemicals, and preservatives.  By adopting a "Back2Basic" lifestyle, one can improve their diet, health and overall wellbeing, while also helping to sustain the planet’s resources for our next generations.



Joyce strongly believes that vegan food is eco-friendly and can play a crucial role in reducing pollution, and most importantly, in putting an end to animal cruelty. She sees everything as interconnected with our Mother Nature and is passionate about promoting a lifestyle that is sustainable and compassionate.

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The food serves at Back2Basic is operated under the name "WakaMama" diverse from "Ikigai" 生き甲斐 i.e. "a reason for being" is a Japanese concept referring "gives a person a sense of purpose, a reason for living". Since 2020, WakaMama diverse from savoury food to healthy delicious dessert, as well as their signature frozen kombucha mocktail, kefir lassi and vegan hand-brew coffee.  All menu items are 100% plant-based and gluten-free.  WakaMama focus in Artisan plant-based sashimi sushi and sake pairing in Japanese Chef table "Vemakase" tasting menu.  All of our food is 100% plant-based and gluten-free, and our menu reflects our commitment to sustainable, eco-friendly practices.  As for sustainable vegan food, "Back2Basic" (WakaMama)  is committed to serving 100% plant-based and gluten-free cuisine since 2020. Their fermented whole plant-based dishes offer a range of health benefits, including improved digestion, boosted immunity, and increased nutrient absorption.   Overall, "Back2Basic" is a concept with great choice for anyone looking for a more sustainable, health-conscious, and socially responsible lifestyle.



This is a name coined by Raw Vegan Chef Joyce's sons, which means 'vegan Omakase'.  We have decided to name it the Chef Table Tasting Menu instead.  The theme of our current menu is Shojin Ryori, which is a Japanese/Korean Temple Food known for its clean and natural culinary skills.  This menu suitable for Jain, allium-free, oil-free, low-salt, and contains no added sugar audiences. 

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