When I'm sick, my tastebuds go out of whack. I really just want calories, because food is unsatisfying, and things that taste good are rare. And I really just want to sit alone when I go out for food, and read a book and try not to cough on anyone. So I went to Las Vegan last week and it was just what I wanted.
This is the snitz and chips, $12. Delicious. I have no idea what the heck is in their snitzel - it's unlike any other mock meat I've had - super soft and stringy, but the salsa they serve it with works perfectly. And I'm pretty sure they have my vote for best chips in Melbourne. It was a very pleasant late lunch and the perfect place to hide away and stuff your face. I really love Las V; the staff are kind and attentive and know their food, but if you just want to read a book in the corner, you can. It's awesome.
I grabbed a brownie on the way out, $3.50:
This was yummy - cakey and nutty with a crispy brownie top (wish I knew how to do that). The guy working, when I asked for a brownie, looked at me quite seriously and asked whether I wanted a corner, middle or side piece. (The answer is always a corner piece if you can, but that's the kind of great service Las V. has!)
In my search for something that tastes good, I've been around a bit:
BBQ pork and fried noodles at
Less satisfying meal, when I stopped by with a friend: bitter melon in black bean sauce (don't go there. the bitter melon flavour gets into everything and is NASTY) and sweet and sour on fried rice with a spring roll and a dim sim. I will always love Divine Realm's deep-fried stuff; it's oddly sweet but totally satisfying. Wish they had the prawn toast more often though.
The most unsatisfying LOTF meal I've ever had, including the accidental dairy-cheesings. The sweet potato chips are horrible. Bland, mealy and hard. I had a pretty big sad about these. Don't go there.
LOTF, if you happen to read this: I adore you, but seriously, fix this.
I'm on the mend now and starting to cook again, so: hopefully less eating, more cooking posts soon!