Enlightened Cuisine is a great Chinese mock meat restaurant with a vast menu. I’ve been there twice and both times I’ve enjoyed it very much.
It is in an out of the way place, and sometimes I wonder how it survives in that windswept area between the casino and City Road, but it does.
Three of us went there for an early dinner recently before heading off to see the Stephen Sondheim opera/musical “Passion” at the Arts Centre.
We shared some Golden “Duck” Slices as an entree and followed that up with two main courses and rice. The “duck” slices were a convincing texture and flavour made from wheat or soy protein with a thin layer of batter and served with a sweet dipping sauce.
My favourite main was the spicy eggplant with ‘pork’, but the sizzling ‘beef’ was pretty tasty too. The mock pork was particularly good though, with a firm texture. The spicy sauce packed a punch but wasn’t so hot that it gave me hiccups, which is what happens when I get too much chilli. The sizzling beef and the sauce were poured onto the platter at the table, adding a bit of theatre. It also came with plenty of veggies.
Really good if you are craving a mock meat fix.
113 Queensbridge Street,
Southbank VIC 3006
(03) 9686 9188