During our recent roadtrip to Wollongong, NSW (read full blog post on our roadtrip here) we visited the Nan Tien Temple in Berkeley and had lunch at the Dew Drop Inn Tea House located just at the Ground Floor of the Temple. The Tea House only serves Vegetarian dishes - so I was very intrigued and was looking forward to tasting some classic Chinese meat dishes but using "fake meat".
|The Tea House at Nan Tien Temple|
|Inside the Tea House|
I didn't try the Spring Rolls but the Curry Puffs were actually pretty average. I wasn't very impressed with the pastry and the filling is just standard and nothing to rave about.
|Five Spiced Roll|
The Five Spiced Roll was a little bit better. I loved the texture as it actually tasted as if it had some meaty texture in it, but the flavours were not outstanding.
The vegetarian drumsticks were a little bit disappointing as I actually expected them to be "Fake Chicken Drumsticks" but I was wrong, it was called "Vegetarian Drumsticks" and they didn't promise me a Chicken-like taste so why would I expect to eat something that would taste like chicken? It LOOKS like chicken though, which was quite disturbing for my vegetarian sister in law, haha.
Onto our main meals which were so much better than the appetizers. Hubby ordered the "Mince" Rice which was actually pretty good. I'm not sure what the fake "mince" is made of, possibly soy, but it actually came pretty close to tasting like actual mince even though the texture is slightly different.
|The "Noodle Station"|
|"Char Sao" Noodles|
|Green Tea Milkshake|