Went to the Loving Hut: Vegan Restaurant for Dinner.
They serve Vietnamese influenced Vegan cuisine, which is the predominant style of food around the area. The menu does contain things such as chips, and vegan burgers though.
Duck (fake meat) wraps with pickled cucumber and carrot with coriander to start. Very delicious. Didn’t realise I wasn’t eating meat.
Vegan Pho Noodles with copious amounts of bean sprouts served on the side. Normally I get the “special beef” Pho noodles, and in comparison the Vegan alternative doesn’t quite match up. They are o.k but not quite as good. I think they tried to intensify the flavour by adding heaps of cardamon which was quite off putting.
Vermicelli Noodles with spring rolls and shredded pork.
Quite tasty. A little dry. Which is offset by some sauce served on the side. Maybe some extra vegies/salad to offset it would be better?
I will be conducting more reviews on this restaurant in the future.
Delicious! I don’t know what these things are called. They sell them at the convenient stores in Japan.
Hot Lemon Tea. Way too sweet for my liking.
These were pretty tasty. I think they are like noodle snacks? A little Spicy.
During my trip to Japan this was one of my must-do places to visit. This place in located within the Main Streets of Old-Gion , Kyoto. The place is pretty easy to find because around lunch time you see a massive queue of people lining up – extending from upstairs to the outside of the cafe.
This had green tea soft serve, normal green tea ice cream, kiwi, green tea biscuit, glutonous balls, green. tea jelly, and bananas.
The Green-Tea Noodles!
How pretty is it? I think that is how far it got with me. The desserts were all very nice to look at but they all had an odd sour taste to it. Maybe I chose the wrong one? The Green-Tea noodles were lovely though. Especially on a really cold day.
Worth visiting for the novelty of it though.
573-3 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0074, Japan
On our recent visit to the Blue Mountains we took a short day trip too Leura. One of the cafes we decided to eat at was the Leura Gourmet Cafe and Deli.
From the outside it just looks like a regular deli. You can’t see much from the outside. There is a small door entrance with the deli forming the front entrance area of the cafe/deli.
However, as you venture towards the end of the shop – you start to notice that there is a long line of people waiting, and an array of tables, lime green walls, and a beautiful view overlooking the forest. A very unexpected surprise.
Fresh Juice is available.
The food is pretty mediocre though. Not the best presented and best cooked food.
Above is the Leek and Chicken Pie. The Crust was nice. The filling was nice. But it would have been better if they added a little more cheese to the sauce to make it thicker. A little more pastry would have been nice too. Overall the dish was satisfactory.
I would recommend this cafe purely for the ambiance alone. A pleasant surprise, and discovery. This cafe is located in Leura Mall.
Singapore is one of those must-do-stopover-type places when travelling overseas. I would recommend giving yourself at least a day or 2 to be able to relax and take everything in. We had about 6 hours to get from the Airport and back, so we were a little confined to a tight schedule.
We decided to head to Glutton Bay in Marina Bay. Heaps of Hawker style fooderies in an outdoor area overlooking the water. Ridiculously cheap food too, very very friendly people, and if you are concerned about language barriers – pretty much everyone who lives there speaks clear english.
How can you go past Chicken Rice with some iced-tea in Singapore? I eat this in Sydney all the time and just had to try it in Singapore. Very delicious.
Buying dessert in Japan is really a special experience. We found this place inside a large supermarket/ Myers type place in Hiroshima not too far from the JR station. From what I remember there is a whole section of different vendors, dedicated to sweet stuff. It comes served in heart shaped crockery. Cute!