Peter Allen was right when he sang "everything old is new again". Well I am all for these new trends if the raw pizza at Yong Green Food and the street art of Fitzroy, Collingwood and Brunswick is anything to go by.
about it on blogs but haven't dabbled in it much myself. Having a partner who even thinks salads should be eaten warm, does not encourage much experimenting with raw. I have read enough to have been curious about Yong Green Food for a while now. So when my friend Will asked me to recommend a vegetarian restaurant for lunch, I had no hesitation in suggesting it.
Will chose the Kelp Pad Thai (above) - kelp noodles with vegies and a creamy chilli cashew sauce. The kelp noodles were chewy and toothsome and the rest was very spicy. I asked him for his verdict and he answered in a typical convoluted way. According to Will, salads only ever get a 3 or 4 out of 10. The pad thai was a glorified salad. He gave it 8 out of 10 - as a salad. Make of that what you will!
We decided to share a raw chocolate cheesecake for dessert. At first I wasn't too impressed. I love cheesecake to have a bit of cheesiness. Otherwise it is just a cream filling. Once I accepted it was more like a chocolate mousse tart than a cheesecake I loved the creamy chocolate filling.
enough blogs to be curious. The menu described it as fermented tea with lime and mint. It was a cold drink with quite a sharp edge to it, possibly due to the mint. I worried it was a little whiffy but wasn't sure if it was my drink or someone else's meal.
We were all very pleased with my choice of Yong's Green Food for lunch. Will and Heather both enjoyed their meal and enjoyed something different. I felt like I had satisfied a curiosity born of blogging. Wonder if I am passing on the curiosity to you?
I posted quite a few pictures of choice street art recently. There are
some art pieces that I pass occasionally and decided to include on the
blog as well. Of course, as soon as I decided this, I found other
pieces I wanted to share. Like this Witch and her Cat on King Willian
Street, Fitzroy. We stumbled across it walking back to the car after
lunch at Yong Green Food.
meeting place for Aboriginal people.
Brick Wall Ink. There is so much artwork and poetry here than it feels more like a student magazine than a wall.
On the other side of this building is the below picture. As well as showing strong women, it has some verse by Shelton Lea. I don't know what it all means. Yet I still like to drive past when we are in the area.
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