Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Kohli's Indian, Batemans Bay

We were happy to find Kohli's, an Indian restaurant in Batemans Bay that clearly offers vegan items on their regular menu.

We began with the vegetable pakora entree – vegetables fried in a chickpea flour batter. So good! For the mains we had a mushroom & pea curry (mushroom matar) along with another vegetable curry in tomato & onion sauce (subz-e-karahi). Both dishes were full of flavour and cooked to perfection. We had a salad as a side dish, beautifully presented with a light vinaigrette dressing. The lovely food and friendly service left us feeling very satisfied with our dining experience.

The only slight disappointment was that none of the dhal mains were dairy-free, and one of them was mistakenly labelled as vegan, although it wasn't hard to spot the error.

Green Salad

Vegetable Pakora

Mushroom Matar


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Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Jamie's Italian, Civic

We booked Jamie's Italian for a family dinner and so the restaurant had some prior notice that the vegans were coming. We had some personal attention from one of the chefs, who suggested a number of options that he could make vegan (and gluten-free). This personal touch gave us confidence that we were in capable hands. The dishes which arrived did not disappoint. In particular, the olive risotto was both delicious and attractively presented.

Fennel and orange salad

Olive and tomato risotto

Green beans in tomato sauce

Eggplant and tomato pasta

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Sunday, 4 May 2014

Perfect Break Vegetarian Cafe, Gerringong

This cafe has been on our list for a while so we're glad we were finally able to visit. There are some good vegan options on the menu, including the tofu burger pictured below, which features a lovely satay sauce. The roast vegetable salad was delicious too – avocado was easily substituted for the cheese, making for a very satisfying vegan dish. There are some sweet treats for sale at the counter, although you will need to ask which ones are animal-free. The atmosphere is very pleasant and if you sit upstairs you will be treated to a pretty view out towards the ocean.

Tofu burger with salad
Roast vegetable salad
Fresh juice
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Thursday, 19 December 2013

Malaysian Chapter, Belconnen

With a menu rich with vegan options, including a banquet, Malaysian Chapter was a natural choice for our work Christmas lunch. Malaysian Chapter has got with the program – restaurants that cater properly to vegans can greatly increase their patronage.

First up, I ordered the dhal fritters. For an entree, it was actually quite filling and came with a small bowl of lentil curry as a dipping sauce. Then I had the sayur lodeh (vegetable curry), consisting of a variety of vegetables and tofu in a creamy coconut sauce. Malaysian Chapter is easily the best restaurant in Belconnen for vegans. Do ask for the vegan menu when you go there, since it is not offered by default, and explain that you are vegan (i.e. not just vegetarian). The menu can be viewed online here: http://www.malaysianchapter.com.au/Menus/Vegetarian.pdf

Dhal fritters with lentil curry dip

Sayur lodeh (vegetable curry)

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