Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Badde Manors
37 Glebe Point Road
Glebe, NSW 2037

I've been to Badde Manors (bad manners - play on words haha!) before for breakfast with Ann, & was quite impressed with their fully vegetarian menu, so came back with Rick for dinner after work on a thursday night.

Once you enter the cafe, there is only about 5 or 6 booths that you can see - but there is a back room with another 7 or 8 small tables. The walls are covered with ads for apartment renting, art classes, club invites, and info pamphlets on various topics/subjects like.. i don't remember but it was interesting to read while waiting for our food hehe.

We had a look at the menu, called over the waitress & she asked if we had seen the specials menu. She brought over a large blackboard haha, and i chose from there the eggplant parmigiana, Rick chose the Tajini.

We shared a pot of chai tea while we waited (again, i must say, the BEST chai tea ever, one pot for about $4.50 is a bargain!). Tea infused with small pieces of ginger, cinnamon, and other spices i'm not really sure of..

Food came out in about 10-15 minutes, presentation i'd say is average. My eggplant parmigiana came with some salad, wedges & aioli sauce (my fav!!). The wedges were nice & crunchy, with real fluffy potato in the middle, & went deliciously with the home made aioli sauce this pair is a super hit in my books :) The eggplant & mushroom was layered with cheese and a tomato & onion based sauce, altogether was not flavory enough for me, but with a bit of sprinkled salt i was a happy diner.

Rick's Tajini was basically some cous cous, curry vegetables carrots, eggplant, tomato, onion & capsicum in a slightly morrocon spiced curry sauce, served with natural greek yogurt. The cous cous had bits of sultanas & almond slivers, and tasted like it was packet cous cous.. it wasn't at all fluffy, but stale. The meal altogether was lacking salt as well, but Rick followed my lead & added some salt :)

I would come back here, but not anytime soon. I want to explore other vegetarian restaurants, but i'd definitely come back for some chai!!

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