Sunday, 20 August 2017

Binny's Kathitto, Braddon

Binny's Kathitto specialises in Indian street food. Here you can get vegan Dosa, or choose from a good selection of other items marked on the menu. Pictured here are the lentil pancakes (uttapam) and samosa. Highly satisfactory!

Masala Uttapam


Binny's Kathitto Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Friday, 19 May 2017

Bonta Vera, Newcastle

The story of Bonta Vera cafe is an inspiring one that is worth reading about and has been covered elsewhere. We popped into the locality of Minmi (now apparently part of Newcastle -- but in my youth was a little town on the way to Sydney) for dinner at this lovely cafe inside the old courthouse. The menu states in clear terms that no animal products are used on the premises.

Pictured is the chipotle burger with bean patty and a tasty mix of flavours. Together with corn chips and vegan cheese it is a combination that works surprisingly well. Probably a chilli bowl with corn chips and guacamole would have sufficed for me, but it is nice to try this lavish version.

Some amazing cakes are also available, and we will try these on our next visit.

Chipotle burger

Friday, 28 April 2017

Daana, Curtin

Daana specialises in South Indian cuisine, and these days is located in the southside suburb of Curtin (formerly at the Acton Westside Village). Vegan items are clearly marked throughout the menu. Popping in for lunch, I ordered the Mysore Masala Dosa – relatively spicy for the western palate – though I suspect Indian people would rate this as mild. It came with chutneys and a lentil/vegetable soup. Everything was fantastic – we're definitely going back.

Mysore masala dosa

Daana Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Monster Kitchen and Bar, Civic

The Monster Kitchen is the restaurant at Hotel Hotel, New Action, up the wooden stairs from the Palace Cinema. It is a beautiful space to spend some time in. The dinner menu has no items marked as vegan, although it turned out the chips are vegan with no changes. Everything else had to be modified by negotiation with the wait staff. As a result, we suggest arriving before 7pm rush hour. The salad, roast pumpkin and chips were tasty as well-presented. Portion sizes were larger than the photos suggest. However, these days we prefer to go to places that have at least a few dishes marked vegan on the menu. A bit more thought put into the menu could save some hassle for the diners, wait staff and the kitchen staff.

Heirloom tomato salad

Chips with tomato dipping sauce

Roast pumpkin and chickpea

Monster Kitchen and Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato