Thursday, 21 July 2011

Yong Green Food

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So let's start from the beginning...

Location: 421 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065
Hours: Open for lunch/dinner
Guests: Dan, Jonathan, Richard

Yong Green Food is a small little cafe style restaurant that has an eco-friendly mentality, providing vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and raw organic meals. The menu is split into two parts (raw, and cooked). At first glance the menu seems slightly overwhelming with the amount of ingredients in each of the dishes, lists of vegetables and soy products filling the page.

I think the best approach for people who eat meat and are not used to such "sustainable" food is to choose something that you would ordinarily like for example: Lasagne, then pick the raw vegan interpretation. I really enjoyed the venue and all of our meals were very tasty and reasonably priced.

I ordered a 'Lentil Hot Pot'... which on the freezing cold night was perfectly suited, afterwards I was extremely full, but could have continued eating out of curiosity of what things would taste like.

We all got raw cheesecakes to share, which seemed like a bizarre concept... How do you make a cheesecake without any dairy and no cooking at all? Our chocolate cheesecake tasted like a 'true' cacao bean and had an interesting mousse like texture.

Dan and Jonathan got a green tea raw cheesecake which was bright and sickly sweet in flavour. The desserts were quite delicious and the idea of all of the products being organically sourced made us feel good about what we were consuming.

 I would say that Young Green Food may be more suited as a lunch venue as you could order something fresh and light to keep you going throughout the day.

I believe you should all try it for something new!

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