Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Kingsland Restaurant, Dickson (part 3)

The Ma Po Tofu at Kingsland consists of soft tofu and vegetables in a spicy sauce. The chilli flavour is a little hotter than most of their other dishes, but it is not too overpowering. It is visually interesting with a colourful variety of vegetables, and rice makes a good accompaniment. The chilli sauce soaks into the rice and makes it really tasty. This was another great meal at our favourite vegan restaurant in Canberra.

Ma Po Tofu
See previous reviews here and here.
UPDATE: a more recent review can be found here.

Kingsland Restaurant - Healthy Vegan Cuisine
Shop 5 Dickson Plaza, 67-69 Woolley Street, Dickson
Ph: 6262 9350

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Global Cafe, Civic

The Global Cafe on Northbourne is a good place to go if you are hungry for some Ethiopian food at lunch time. It's a basic style cafe that offers a small selection of vegan dishes, and an $8 lunch special where you can choose up to three dishes to have with injera bread or rice. The vegan options include a selection of dhals, a spicy pumpkin dish, and a cabbage, carrot and green beans dish. If you're into coffee, they also serve cheap soy flat whites! They use Fair Trade Ethiopian coffee.

Global Cafe is open 11 am - 3 pm Monday to Friday for lunch, and 5 pm - 8 pm some evenings for dinner.

Lunch special

Cabbage, carrot and green beans with red lentils in spicy sauce,
and split yellow peas with spiced pumpkin

Global Cafe and Bar
Flavours of Ethiopia 
63 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra City 
(close to Jolimont Bus Interchange)  
phone: 6247 4104

Monday, 15 August 2011

My Rainbow Dreams, Dickson

My Rainbow Dreams is a vegetarian cafe that offers a lot of vegan options. The food looks and tastes healthy. There are a number of tempting cakes and desserts, smoothies and fresh juices, and hot chai. The cafe is open during the day Monday - Saturday. See their website for opening times:

The Indian spiced lentil burger vegan option comes with hommous, satay sauce and salad.
Indian spiced lentil burger

The soup of the day is normally vegan (do check just in case). We had a hearty split pea soup on rice, though it can also be served with bread.

Soup of the day (split pea) on a bed of rice

Delicious marinated tofu and salad wrap with Tuscan bean pate, gluten free

My Rainbow Dreams
Dickson shops (opposite the Post Office)
Ph: 6247 8591