Lazy Su is a bit of a hipster Korean eatery in downtown Braddon, in the city of Canberra, AUSTRALIA.
Glancing at their regular menu you would fail to find many plant based options.
That is except when they toss all that out once a month in favour of a Vegan Han Jung Sik, which according the menu is a full-course Korean meal with an array of savoury side dishes.
Legend has it that the Han Jung Sik originated as a lavish banquet served in ancient royal palaces and the homes of aristocrats.
I’m sure back in the day, the Kings/Queens/Emperors etc and society’s elites where suitably impressed as I was tonight, again.
This is the second banquet Lazy Su’s has put on for us vegans in as many months.
Check out the full menu below but I would have to say my favourites this time were the Eggplant Skewers, Mushroom Bulgogi and the Stuffed Korean Chilli Poppers. That said there were no disappointments.
This Plant Health Man strongly recommends giving the Lazy Su Vegan Banquet a try when you get the choice. You won’t regret it and all for under $50 a head. Drinks extra.
Follow them on social media to ensure you get an early heads up for the next one. Tickets sell very fast.
A new donut place has opened up in my hood.
Well actually it’s 25 minutes drive away but they make several ‘plant based’ or ‘vegan’ varieties each day so of course I had to go and check them out.
My followers would expect nothing less from Plant Health Man…..ha ha!
When I visited Doughnut Dept earlier today they had four vegan varieties to choose from:
- Rhubarb and Strawberry;
- Blood Orange;
- Lemon Glaze; and
- Mini cinnamon balls.
My verdict – Doughnut Delicious!!! The large ones were all light and fluffy with just the right amount of icing/glaze on top. The mini cinnamon balls were more dense but still a mouthful of sweet doughy heaven.
Doughnut Dept is at 2 Alinga Street in Civic. It’s on the ground floor of the new Mayfair Apartment Complex, keep walking towards ANU past Smith’s Alternative and the Irish Pub on the corner across the crossing and down a bit then you are there.
I have found the best Indian food in Canberra!!!!
Big statement I know.
This is some leftovers I’m having for lunch. Potato and green bean curry with a bean curry. Served with a chickpea roti reheated in a sandwich press.
I make some sort of curry at home on a regular basis:
1. Because I love them; and
2 Because most Indian restaurants cook with a lot of oil which my stomach doesn’t agree with since I’ve not used oil for over three years.
That was until I tried Roleee’s in Braddon.
All of their vegan food is made with fresh wholefood ingredients.
They even make their spice mixes fresh in store rather than buy them pre-made from some bulk restaurant supplier. You can really taste the difference.
Their roti breads are made fresh daily without any unnecessary additives you often find like animal lard.
Well worth a try.
Since adopting a plant health lifestyle, I get asked regularly if I miss any particular animal based food product I used to eat?
The honest answer is no. Things I ate by the truckload like cheese and bread is easily substituted with a range of great plant based options.
That said though I do occasionally get a craving for the flavour of eggs…..specifically an egg sandwich.
Again there are many vegan versions of egg, namely tofu with Himalayan black salt etc.
When that urge comes around I head to Sweet Bones Bakery Cafe for one of their Eggless Egg Salad Sandwiches.
It is a close to that egg flavour I remember that I have tasted since being a plant health man. I have tried to recreate it at home a few times with embarrassing results. After a quite work with the owner I now know what the secret ingredient is but I was sworn to keep it a secret so to my grave it will follow me.
I haven’t tried to make it since finding that out. When I get a craving I’ll just head into Sweet Bones and order one of these sandwiches.
Sorry I would give you the recipe……but I didn’t make it.
That honour goes to Sweet Bones Bakery Cafe in Braddon, Canberra, Australia.
It was perfect in every way. A good amount of natural banana flavour, soft enough to melt in your mouth without much chewing and strong enough to hold together. Add the fresh fruit and whipped coconut cream on top. Belinda Carlisle was right. Heaven is a place on earth and it is called the Banana Bread at Sweet Bones Bakery Cafe!
By the way that is a mango smoothie in the background. I completely forgot about it until I got up to leave. I was too distracted…..LOL!