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continuing on from the last post, lidia and i continue eating our way through the list. having visited aum shanti in november, it took us a good three months to get to the next one – beangreen at the prahran market. this was due to our conflicting work schedules, last minute adventures getting in the way, and the fact that it’s on the other side of the river. i know. anyway, we finally made it.
beangreen has an interesting mix of things. an extensive breakfast menu including delicious sounding tofu scramble and intriguing african porridge. they have standard cafe salady type things in the cabinet, as well as funky pies, which seem to have the melbourne vegan community pretty evenly divided. i haven’t tried them, so i can’t comment. apart from this, beangreen offer a small range of asian type dishes – noodles, fried rice, etc. nothing too adventurous, but a fair selection. i chose gado gado – vegies, tofu and rice with peanutty satay sauce.
it was pretty good. it was simple fare, the flavours were not all that exciting. i would have preferred brown rice, but now i’m just being fussy. i’m a sucker for peanut anything, so i was satisfied. lidia ordered the laksa, which came with vegies, tofu and a little bit of mock pork.
it was also pretty tasty – we both noted that it was sweeter than the laksa we’re used to. lots of vegies and noodles which is always good. i would love to say more about the food, but to be honest, we spent most of the lunch talking about other things. the verdict on beangreen, i think, was that if we happened to be at the prahran market, we wouldn’t be opposed to lunching there but that we wouldn’t make the trek southside specifically to eat there.
beangreen is shop 804 at the prahran market, commercial road. if you go, make sure you visit the essential ingredient store nearby and drool over all the amazing crazy products they have there.
next up: bo de trai. hopefully in less than three months…
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