Always a hit. The service is nice, food is great and reasonably priced, there’s lots of variety on the menu and it’s BYO.
The char koay teow is a must. Where else can you get a vegan version loaded up with faux prawns? I also recently tried the black olive and pork tofu which is my new favourite dish. It’s got great depth of flavour, gets nice and crispy from the sizzling pot and pairs super well with the Sichuan fried rice.
I wish Google would allow a three and a half star review as that's where my review would ideally sit. Overall, the food was good yet nothing compared to some others around town that just wow you for flavour!
Walked in on a Sunday afternoon to find the place pretty busy with two large groups dining there. Those patrons looked as if their main diahes were not regular menu options but rather a special order from the kitchen.
The ambience was okay, the restaurant tidy. Having regular sized glasses and not little plastic cups provided for table water would help.
First off, we received the hot and sour soup, which honestly came out with way too much vinegar that essentially killed the overall flavour of the soup. Also, it had a small amount of minced mock meat but really should have had more mushrooms and other vegetables. The quantity, too, was lacking for what the restaurant charges per bowl.
Thereafter though, the mains were much better, both in taste and quantity - the olive fried rice was good, the chicken and cashew nut had a good assortment of fresh vegetables, and the sweet and sour Cantonese pork was spot on.
Prices are on the higher side but with the high cost of mock meats nowadays, this is to be expected.
Overall a decent meal which tasted more like home cooking than that restaurant meal that you just couldn't replicate at home.
I see other dishes reviewed and would definitely be tempted to go in and try their food again, perhaps lifting my review rating.
Parking in front of the restaurant is not always an option and it can mean finding parking about 3-5 minutes away by foot.
It is good, however the mock meat i.e the veg "meat" were very few to add more flavour to the dish. Fish & tofu hotpot had just 3 half pieces of Tofu...The veggies were fresh but both dishes we ordered kind of ended up tasting similar. We should have ordered spicier dishes perhaps. Was here for Sunday lunch late Sept few weeks ago.
Place was pretty quiet. Nice decor & service is good.
This type of chinese/Asian veg cuisine usually leans heavily towards msg & the like to give flavour to the "meat". Thankfully this was not the case here.
Why vegetarians & vegans hanker after pseudo "meat" has always seemed au contraire to me.🤔🤔
Great vegetarian food, service and atmosphere! Definitely go for the assam fish. Love the char kway teow too. Well done Vegie Mum.
Welcome to Vegie Mum located at 72 Johnston St Fitzroy. We specialise in vegetarian Asian cuisine. With mock options including seafood, chicken, beef and pork. Also soups, hot pots, noodles, rice and vegetable dishes. Order online today via our website!