Last year I spent a lot of time eating crappy take away food and this year I am excited to cook more meals at home and to save my time & money so that I can invest in trying out more amazing food places in Sydney and Interstate. Last week I had the pleasure of eating dinner alone at Bodhi and apart from feeling nice and full, I was also inspired by their clever takes on meat based dishes.
The entire menu at Bodhi is Vegetarian and vegan friendly. To start I ordered a fresh juice along with the mango dish as it immediately took me back to my childhood where my Filipino mum would often slice green mango for us and have it served with a sprinkle of sugar and a small dipping bowl of soy sauce and ginger. The spring rolls were a no brainer and I enjoyed the delicate pastry wrapped around the yam & sweet potato, and in the most clever way the Peking Duck was delicious. The texture was authentic to the meaty texture you would expect from real duck, and for dessert I enjoyed the familiar taste of a creamy coconut sago pudding with fresh tropical fruits, topped with the crunch of dried pineapple which balanced the subtle sweetness of the coconut milk iced coffee I had also ordered.
For years I have intended to eat at this restaurant, particularly when I was a staunch vegan a few years back but for some reason I never found myself sitting at their tables under the big leafy trees right in the heart of Sydney city. On this day the city was sweating under a heat wave and I was so grateful to be sitting under the shade of the trees with the cool southerly breeze creeping it's way through the bamboo trees.