Here’s another little round-up of the last few places we’ve eaten over the past few weekends!
A rainy and grey Saturday in town called for some good brunch type food. I’ve been to TPC a couple of times, but only ever for their coffee. Each time, I’d always looked at their food menu and was left impressed with their vegan offerings. When we finally got the timing right, we decided to get some food there. It’s always busy and all the Instagram posts definitely praise the food, so I had quite high expectations. Chris went for the Vegan Full English and I went for the cheesy tofu and pesto on toast. Both were super yummy, the pesto and cheesiness was spot on and Chris’ beetroot hummus was particularly great! I went for a hot chocolate which was so tasty and comforting :).
If you haven’t been to Pompoko- then get down there! It’s a tiny Japanese cafe style restaurant and very much a eat and go kind of place (it gets pretty packed in there). Most of the vegetarian dishes are vegan and dishes with egg or milk are labelled. They offer rice bowl dishes, curry and rice dishes, noodle dishes, salads and sides. Each main meal is around the £5 mark and the quantity and quality is just amazing! The staff are super friendly and the service is super quick. I went for the Pumpkin Curry and rice, Chris went for the Sesame Tofu Don (tofu cooked with a sesame infused BBQ sauce) and we shared Yubamaki (a fried beancurd roll with veggies). The food is so fresh and tasty here, I honestly love it. The tofu is cooked to near perfection as was the pumpkin in breadcrumbs and katsu style sauce. The yubamaki were so good, I just kept thinking about them for the next week!
If you’re looking for the best vegan Chinese takeaway in Brighton, then you must order from Brighton Chinese Takeaway. As well as all the ‘normal’ beancurd/tofu dishes, BCT offers an abundance of vegan mock chicken, beef and even vegan prawn dishes. There’s always an uncertainty if oyster or fish sauce is used in Chinese takeaway meals, but this place knows just how to cater for vegans- everything is clearly labelled as well. Without even requesting it, BCT know not to give you the complimentary prawn crackers and give you vegan-friendly fortune cookies too! We decided to order a big takeaway in celebration of the first Dr Who episode with Jodie Whittaker. We went for beancurd with green pepper in black bean sauce, beancurd with broccoli, boiled rice, vegetarian Singapore noodles (they don’t add egg!), chips with salt and chilli and the best bit.. the ‘Vegetarian Mixed Hors D’Oeuvres’- which consisted of 2 x veggie king prawn balls (amazing), 6 x vegetable spring rolls, crispy seaweed (amazing), 2 x veg samosa, 2 x satay veggie chicken skewers in satay sauce (amazing) and a pot of sweet chilli sauce. It was all so tasty and we were absolutely stuffed afterwards (well, we still managed to fit in some ice cream) and was the perfect way to end a lovely Sunday and start the new Dr Who series.