When I asked my friend Geeta if she wanted to come eat raw food with me, she was all like: ‘For shiz – lets rip raw meat from the bone with our teeth’. And I was all: ‘Nah, man –vegetarian-like’. And she was like: ‘mmm… sounds lame’, and I was like: ‘whatever, just come watch meeat’. And she did and it was awesome. Not just because of my mad knife/fork skills, but because we went to Green Yong Food.
Green Yong Food, located in Melbourne’s inner north, is an herbivore’s delight. The vegetarian, vegan-friendly menuincludes raw Mexican, Italian and Japanese-inspired dishes as well as cooked Korean fare. Dispel any fear of carrot sticks because there’s an impressive gastro-sleight of hand at work; soy masquerades as beef, chicken and fish, and vegan cashew cheese, the standout of the zucchini-noodled ‘rawsagne’, tastes like it’s harvested from hand-milked grain-fed organic cows. Top the savoury stuff off with raw, gluten free, vegan cheesecake and you will just wish you had allergies.
Yong Green Food – 421 Brunswick St, Fitzroy