Fantastic food, Fantastic people.
Posted on 05 / 06 / 2011
We recently found ourselves in Malaga so, like all good vegetarians, we quickly consulted Happy Cow. Luckily The Loving Hut was on a couple of blocks away and more than worth a visit.
Location: I always use Google street view before heading somewhere new. There's nothing worse than being hungry and lost. Therefore if you use street view for this place , the image taken is of it's pre-'franchise' state and it's call 'Legado Celestial Vegetariano'. It now has a large light-up sign outside which make it more than easy to find.
Service: Now we set out at 8.30pm on a Sunday night in the middle of a crazy downpour of rain so I wasn't very optomistic it would be open. Amazingly it was. Though we were the only ones there, the buffet was still running -and- the owners brought us almost endless dishes of freshly made things to our table.
When we finally finished (Top tip... pace yourself with chopsticks :) I looked at my watch it was 10.45pm! It turned out I had forgotten to change my laptops clock from London time when we had set off so they kept the place open well past closing. With the numerous dishes we were never made to feel unwelcome at any point during this time and I believe they genuinely appreciated our custom.
The staff are more than friendly and you really don't need English -or- Spanish as a smile will get you through; the older gent is wonderful so all you need is a 'Muy Bueno!' and he's more than happy to help, the younger guy is very passionate about his cookery and the lady is wonderfully stotic and efficient.
I refute the 'unreliable hours' thing. Simply knock at the door and they'll let you in. They can't really leave the door wide open as there's food in there. Don't be embarassed by language :)
Food: I'll break this down into cold and hot buffet. Some things I'm not 100% on what they were but hey we went again the next day for dinner so no complaints:)
Cold buffet: Beanshoots, seaweed, white asparagus, cucumber, tomato, sweetcorn, beetroot, carrot, gerkins, lettuce, white noodles, a cabbage purree thing, and a beetroot purree thing.
Hot Buffet: I'm not great on descriptions here so I'll describe the meat / dairy variations. To reiterate. This place is 100% vegan so eat without boundaries! Battered Tofu with Sesame seeds, Tofu Curry, Black Bean Tofu, A kind of meaty tofu bite, 'egg; friend rice, special chow mein, Spring Rolls, 'Popcorn' bites, Pakoras.
Drinks: Herbal and leaf tea, Coffee, and Alcohol free beer.
Delicious Food, Friendly staff, Large Selection