I’ve eaten at Madame K at least four times, so obviously I like it. I didn’t write any blog posts about the first few visits because either we scoffed the food before taking any photos or the photos were poor.
I have to say I am pretty impressed with the food here. It is at the high end of the scale for mock meat. In fact some of the mock meat is so realistic, it is a bit scary.
The menu is a roam around Asia, with Chinese, Thai, Malaysian, Indonesian and Japanese dishes all making an appearance so there is a lot of choice. All of it is vegan with a handful of desserts able to veganised with the swapping of dairy for soy icecream. Over the course of those 4 visits I’ve eaten the massaman “lamb” curry several times. I’ve taken a non vegan friend here and he was impressed with the food.
This latest visit was an impromptu one after a comedy festival show (Denise Scott – fabulous). We jumped off the tram in the vegan section of Brunswick St, and decided on Madame K for dinner.
This time we resisted the temptation to eat the massaman curry again and opted instead for several small plates, some of which were on the specials menu.
We chose betel leaves with fresh coconut, quinoa, black beans and a sweetish dipping sauce, followed by some crispy chive stuffed sticky rice dumplings with a soy based dipping sauce. These were so delicious we ordered a second serve. Then came some lamb ‘sliders’ in roti, which were not really what I think of as sliders at all, but completely delicious with chewy ‘lamb’ wrapped in flaky roti and doused with a sweet sesame flavoured sauce. Lastly we ate a sweet and sour mushroom salad which I thought was OK but not up to the standard of the other dishes.
Madame K is always reliably good and it will remain a regular favourite on my list.
367 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065
(03) 9415 6099