Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Places we love to eat: Veggie Kitchen (Northcote)

Veggie Kitchen is fast becoming a new favourite in vegan fine dining in Melbourne. 

Run by two sister's Rosalie and Elaine, who offer a healthy and delicious home-made menu with fresh and natural ingredients that are influenced by traditional Chinese food therapy principles. 

Their dishes are clever and delicious, but the best part about this place is that everything is good for you; with more fresh foods than processed and loads of vegan options.

Very reasonably priced, with an excellent menu that ranges from baked pumpkin, delicious dumplings, spring rolls, black (forbidden) rice, veggie pots and red bean tofu pudding cream oh and of course vegan cupcakes ;)

Some little factoids about the menu at Veggie Kitchen:
Their black (forbidden) rice was my favourite; it’s rich in fibre and is called 'The Forbidden' rice because it was considered the Emperor's rice and was literally forbidden for anyone else to eat. It's topped off with home-made mock meat which was marinated in red yeast which they grow themselves! The red yeast lowers cholesterol and softens blood vessels and tastes incredible! 

Their signature dish which we will definitely be trying next time is the Veggie Pot, which we saw from the other end of the restaurant because it was so colourful and it looked amazing, it's full of lots of fresh veggies, Goji berry, Gingko and Jujube.

They do take-aways too- if you’re running home and don’t have time for dinner, I recommend getting some black rice, steamed Shioma and a green veggie stir fry. 

Christmas Specials:
If you're trying to figure out where to go for Christmas dinner; for a limited time only Veggie Kitchen are having a Christmas Banquet (that’s $28 per person) that gives you an entire delicious banquet of festive rices, seaweed salads, fried tofu, veggie pots and yummy veggie crunchy spring rolls, red bean ice cream and a hot drink for desert. You can even take away some vegan cupcakes to munch on at home if you like.

Lots of yummy things to eat at Veggie Kitchen, a really nice atmosphere and friendly people who know a lot about good food and health benefits that their foods offer. 

You can find Veggie Kitchen at 159 St. Georges Rd, Northcote. 

Lunch: Tues-Sun (Group Bookings only, Minimum 10 persons)
Dinner: Tues-Sun 5pm-10pm

Veggie Kitchen is open for dinner during Christmas till end of 2010, and special opening for lunch only for group bookings of more than 10 persons.
Veggie Kitchen will be closed from 1st of Jan till 10th of Jan 2011.
 (Above) Black Rice (forbidden rice), Steamed Shioma, Spring Rolls, 

 (Above) Stir-Fried Green of the Day (without the egg)

 (Above) Ah Gei (Taiwanese stuffed tofu) and Steamed Dumplings

 (Above) Black rice (forbidden rice) with marinated mock meat

For a full range on Veggie Kitchen's Menu see: 

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