text Charindi Meegastenna
If you are a vegetarian, you know the struggle of finding good plant-based options on a restaurant menu. While there are ample options for your meat-eating counterparts, vegetarian options are limited. But it is not as bleak as it looks! Let’s have a look at five vegetarian dishes that foodies swear by.
Hummus by Arabian Knights
Hummus took the culinary world by storm; it is one of those dishes that became a huge food trend and we can safely say that it is very popular. Naveed Rozais (Instagram handle nrozais) says he likes the hummus that is offered by Arabian Knights. With its amazing flavour profile and silky texture smothered in a good quality olive oil you just can’t go wrong with this choice.
Hot butter mushrooms by Red Panda and Chinese Dragon Cafe
Who can say no to a good, crispy hot butter mushroom? It has become a staple on any Chinese menu and a favourite dish to order when dining out. Since it is a hot favourite, we got suggestions for two different restaurants. Chamini (Instagram handle chamini_g ) said that the Chinese Dragon Café ( Instagram handle chinesedragoncafe) hot butter mushroom is even better than their hot butter cuttlefish. Menusha ( Instagram handle menushasilva) also recommends the hot butter mushroom from red panda (Instagram handle redpandacmb). Looking at the pictures, we cannot decide between the two, so we shall have both.
Pollos ( baby jakfruit) curry by Levi Town products
Packed full of nutrients and flavour, Pollos (baby jakfruit) is the golden item in any vegetarian’s menu and it also happens to be a favourite among non-vegetarians. Nuzrath Shazeen Nazimudeen (Instagram handle my_lankan_food_journal) said that the pollos curry she had from this small home based food business, Levi Town Products ( Instagram handle levi.town_products) was the best she ever had and looking at the pictures, we can understand why.
Vegetarian rice and curry Ranbath Organic
Another suggestion made by Nuzrath. If you haven’t had the wonderful vegetarian rice and curry pictures of Ranbath (Instagram handle ranbathorganic) flood your Instagram page, the algorithm did you wrong. It is so easy being a vegetarian with our Sri Lankan rice and curry and Ranbath understood the assignment. They offer only vegan food so their menu can make any plant-based foodie deliriously happy.
Papdi chaat from The Mango Tree
Indian cuisine is extremely vegetarian friendly and Chamila (Instagram handle chamgiel ) swore by the papdi chaat from the Mango Tree ( Instagram handle _the_mango_tree_) saying it did not disappoint her each time she had it. This picture is giving us cravings for sure!