Green Gourmet : Vegan Yum Cha

Okay Okay, so it’s been a while since we have updated this modest little blog. Life just seems to have gotten a little out of control with wedding plans and working and Christmas preparations. Seems like there has been barely time to speak to one another let alone cook delicious vegan meals or blog about them. We leave tomorrow for 6 weeks of sun and fun (and a wedding too) so there won’t be much cooking going on for the next little while. I will do my best to keep up with some restaurant reviews while we are gone though, and in that spirit:

Green Gourmet – Newtown

We are big fans of the Green Gourmet weekend yum cha. There was a stage a while ago where we visited this lovely little place in Newtown every weekend. This was our first visit in a while and it was just as good as I remember. Unfortunately I didn’t remember my camera so I didn’t get any photos but when we come back from our honeymoon we will be sure to go again so that I can get some nice pics.

This place is really lovely, the decor is basic and nothing to write home about but the service is fast and there are always a bunch of people here. Yum cha is served from 12 – 3 on weekends and it’s our preferred way to enjoy the Green Gourmet, we are yet to try something we haven’t liked but our favourites are: Mushroom Steak – meaty enough to fool even the most devoted meat fan, Not Pork Buns – better than the real thing and Seafood Rolls wrapped in bean curd. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

They serve tea all through the meal – you just pay once, refills are free – but if you’re not a tea fan they have a variety of organic soft drinks available in the fridge as well. Meals are bought out as fast as you can eat them and you can either load up the table for a vegan feast (as we tend to do) or just try a dish or two for a budget lunch.

We have taken many omnivorous friends here over our time, all of them entering with trepidation, and all of them loving it. We struggle to spend more than $25 per person, even after we eat so much we are practically rolling out the door.

Best of all, they even have the vegan choice grocery next door so you take home your favourite dishes and put them in the freezer.

We love this place (did I mention that?)

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    James said,

    Another fab vegan yum cha is Bodhi near St Mary’s Church. Although it’s been a couple of years since I’ve been there, it was always very tasty and very good value.

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    womandom said,

    Thanks James! We have been to Bodhi a couple of times, it’s a little more expensive than the Green Gourmet version but those vegan steamed ‘pork’ buns are TO DIE FOR!!


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