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Respond to Review of The Food Temple
by HillaryChu

Review: These kinds of places are hard to find. Just from watching the staff work, you can tell that they are passionate about what they do. I came in by myself. The menu for the day included one soup, 3 kinds of tapas (2-2,8 euros each), and a main course. I tried everything but one tapa because I was afraid I would be too full. Everything was soooo good! The corn soup had great texture and flavor, the seitan chorizo tapa was a burst of flavor, the broccoli tempeh salad redefined what a salad was, and the udon...dare I say it? The udon may have been better than my grandmother's (I'm so sorry, gam!). Not only did everything taste good, but the presentation was beautiful as well. I also had a chocolate mousse, cream, and roasted plum pie that was not at all overbearing yet completely satisfying for my ever-present sweet tooth. I was already full after the soup/tapas/main, but I felt dessert was a must. It did not disappoint! I read another review saying that the portions are small. I am from the USA, so I did think they were comparatively small. Still having not eaten for the 6 hours and been on a bike tour around the hills of Lisbon, the amount was perfect for me especially since I am not used to eating so late at night. If you have a big appetite and are looking for cheaper food though, this may not be the place you're looking for. The Food Temple is a place that takes pride and passion in preparing their food and their work. There is a lot of love that goes into making the food. This isn't a place to adopt the philosophy of more value for your money, something that I have so commonly seen in the US. Lastly, my server was extremely friendly and it seemed as though they spoke mostly English between one another. So that was great for me because I don't speak a wink of Portuguese! :)

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