Many years ago, when I worked in Newtown, before my weekly reiki practice sessions, I would often eat with a colleague, who was vegetarian. This was probably our favourite place. I’m glad to see it’s still around, well-loved by Zomato, and still serving tasty food.
It’s a bit of a hole in the wall, and I like that feel. From my work trips in Bangkok around that time, I can tell you that this place has got a very similar feel to casual eateries dotted around the city.
The food is all in bain-marie trays, and that’s part of the fun. What delights are on offer: for they are all vegan, and are often those fantastic Asian substitutes for meat: a version of duck; something tasty with soy, various curries. You can order one, two or three choices on plain rice, fried rice or noodles. I always go for the fried rice.
And while the food might look plain, there’s something really very tasty about it, and it kind of makes me happy to be there and eat there. They often have posters up about meditation classes. They also sell some of their desserts to take home. It feels to me like a very sincere family-run place, with a clear philosophy of serving Sydney’s vegetarians (and others) with tasty, and inexpensive food. In fact, it’s cheap as chips. I think it was $12 for my Sunday night, casual dinner.