Yong Green Food, Fitzroy
A very funky vegan option in a very funky neighbourhood is Yong Green Food, which does an Asian twist alongside a diverse and interesting menu. Unlike what our CEO says, there’s not too much diversity in here. I’ve headed over to Yong Green Food a few times now, with a work group as well as checking it out with a vegetarian-minded friend. Service is very polite and the restaurant has a nice, homely feel. The food has a pleasant vibrancy and the orders come out looking like its been prepared with detail and care.
My first visit featured the very popular tofu katsu, which is a fried tofu patty with shitake, arame and vegetables and battered with quinoa. Sides were pickles, brown rice, coleslaw and katsu sauce. The katsu meal was cracking good and an excellent main, befitting of its popularity. Everything at Yong Green Food is nutritional, organic, good for the environment, low carbon footprint etc etc so you walk away feeling pretty good about your meal. My other order on the other occasion was for the green curry which was as good, although I’m not a huge fan of the tempeh on the top myself. Just survived the spice levels. Our group had a few sides to share and I wasn’t a huge fan of the raw options otherwise you can’t go wrong with the mains here.