Great 'Naughty-Vegan', lots of fake meat.
Posted on 11 / 16 / 2011
I didnt know what to expect of Loving Hut, however I was both pleasantly satisfied, and slightly dissapointed.
I call it naughty-vegan because it resembles vegan-takeout food, kind of deep fried and nasty in a good way! (though not all of it, they do have great salads and noodles etc..)
Firstly, the venue is quite cosy, a little bit cheap looking, but cosy non the less..
The Supreme Master channel running on the tv in the back of the restaurant is curious, but not imposing, in fact alot of the people Ive spoken to weren't aware of this Vegan Chain's origins.. (Doesnt bother me, as long as the food is good!)
The menu is pretty extensive, with a mix between alot of deep-fried asian'ish entrées (Spring rolls etc..) and then a mains menu that spans Italian, French and Asian!
(Soupe Pho, Spag-Bol, Pizza, Crepes, Noodles etc..)
We had the soyprotein-mushroom 'pepites dorée' (kind of deepfried nugget) for entrée, which wasnt bad but kind of had a weird texture, which was a bit off putting after 1 or 2.
I then had a Vege Cheez Burger, which to be honest was so damn good I couldve sworn it was a MacDonalds cheeseburger.... (Ketchup/Mayo/Mustard sauce, soy-protein patty/pickles and salad)
It was devilishly delicious..and even a little messy. I loved it..
My friend had the vermicelles and 'beef', which was tasty but very filling.
I didn't try the desserts, they looked a little 'out of the box' mass-manufactured (though, they might not be, it just appeared that way in the photos..)
Instead I had a hot-chocolate, which was pretty bad to be honest...
The chocolate powder hadnt mixed through with the milk (which wasnt hot enough) and they'd topped it with foam which made me almost think it might have been made with milk...
Overall, this is a great vegan-takeout/comfort food place.
I wouldnt eat here everyday, and all that fake-meat scares me a bit (feels a bit fake, ironically) but I am keen to go back and try their big salad plate with veg-cheeze and some of their other meals..
Amazing burger, Good selection, English speaking staff
Tastes a bit fake, A tad sterile..