20 Reviews

First Review by georgebarnett

GREAT FOOD BUT... - Edit

Lovely food but I found out some options are not vegan !! The soy crisps are not vegan !!

The people are always nice and cook well but are selling false vegan foods :(

Pros: food, people, money

Cons: false vegan options

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JackSlack 19 Oct 2017 - Is it possible for you to elaborate on the crispy soy strips thing, like how you found out about them not being vegan, etc.?

I don't think you're wrong. I am kind of hoping you are though because I'd been eating those things a lot and they are delicious.  


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the love of my life - Edit

Just really good Asian food!!!! A lot of fake meats!! Would highly recommend!!!

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Duck noodle soup!!! - Edit

Definitely going to come back and try some of the other menu items. Duck noodle soup is delicious!!!

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Bustling Asian Food Court Food - Edit

By the time I actually found this place, I was starving ... which is nothing new. Blossoming Lotus is a far cry from fine dining, I found myself rubbing shoulders with Asian families and Asian-food loving Aussies, it was a bustling little food court with loads of interesting smells.
I selected a spicy tempeh dish and praised myself for my bravery on such an occasion (anyone who has suffered an upset tummy after dodgy tempeh will know what I mean here). For $8 I got a mountain of rice with some tempeh and capsicum - not the most fabulous food I have ever eaten, but vegan fare none the less. I left with a full tummy of veg food.

Pros: Cheap veg food

Cons: Difficult to find

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So cheap you have to come back - Edit

We came here for a quick dinner and knew this would have to be a regular lunch stop on future visits to Sydney. I ordered three dishes from the bains maries with noodles and my companion ordered one dish with rice. The food was fine if not exceptional but was well worth the $10 and $7 we paid respectively. I enjoyed the bustly atmosphere of the small basement food court in an old mall. One word of advice: BYO water unless you are happy to buy some.

Pros: Cheap food, Busy atmosphere

Cons: No free water available

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Yummo! - Edit

My partner and I travelled to Sydney for a day trip. After eating here for lunch, we then returned to have dinner before heading home. Great value and absolutely delicious! Will now be a regular every time we're I'm the city A

Pros: All vegan! There are options already cooked so you

Cons: Should be in Newcastle!

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The very BEST greasy spoon a vegan could ask for - Edit

Not every place can be a five-star affair, and what I love about this place is how firmly it doesn't even try to be one. It couldn't be anyway! Located in the dingy confines of the Dixon House food court, it was always going to be a grungy affair, something disreputable. It was always going to be, at best, a greasy little comfort spot.

And it hits that benchmark out of the park.

Filled with processed food at every turn, mock-meats and greasy noodles, the food here is about as subtle as a punch to the face — Flavours go right past bold into fierce territory. There's a wonderful variety in the forms of food: Curries dripping with sauce compete with chewy crispy soy strips and fatty-feeling mock-duck. Better yet, you can grab all three for ten little bucks and toss it all onto a place of slightly-too-oily noodles.

I get why some people aren't going to like this place. It ain't no fine dining experience. Hell, it isn't even in the mild but inoffensive cafe camp. It's concertedly cheap comfort cuisine.

And when that's what you need, there ain't none better at it than the Lotus.

Updated from previous review on 2017-05-25

Pros: Incredibly tasty, bold flavors, Quick & Cheap, Good variety of dishes

Cons: Greasy and oily, Dingy surrounds

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Tasty food, not much, decent for Sydney - Edit

This place is pretty hard to find. It is inside a food court, on the lowest floor, in the corner of the main food hall. You may need to peer into the place to get the person's attention. However, the staff person was really friendly, and the food was very tasty. It is about $7-11 for small-large size container.

Pros: Tasty, Reasonably priced for Sydney, In the city

Cons: Hard to find

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delicious and fresh - Edit

I ordered the hot and spicy soup and lotus seed buns. The buns were sweet and the soup had a lot of kick!
The vegetables in the soup were so fresh and the meal was cheap.
Only lost a star because the customer service was forgettable and it was cash only with the nearest ATM a block away.

Pros: fresh ingredients, cheap, variety

Cons: poor customer service , cash only , busy food court location

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Blossoming Lotus - Edit

I came here today for lunch, settled on noodles and three choices had tempeh, eggplant, tofu and tomatoes. $10.
It got the Happy Cow sticker.
Located in basement with vegan signage.

Pros: Vegan no onions no msg no garlic, Nice selection, Buffet also cooks al fresho

Cons: Highly seasoned and sweet, Plenty of juice/liquids

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eric 03 Nov 2017 - Hi veganvirtues, did you mean to give only 2 stars? You review doesn't really state why.  


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Cheap and nice food - Edit

First of all, this branch is cheaper than the one in Newtown, and offers more non-buffet menu. I quite like their foods but some are quite oily, but if you ask them to use less oil(for non-buffet menu) it will be fine!

Pros: affordable

Cons: some food are oily

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cheap & cheerful - Edit

I recommend ordering from the menu instead of getting a selection from the bain marie. Latter is quite oily, while the former is made fresh. Either way, you will get what I'd call classic vegan "Asian" meals at a good price. Not overly reliant on fake meats, there are vegetable options as well as tempeh and tofu. NB cash only.

Pros: great value, big and varied all-vegan menu, no MSG

Cons: can be oily

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Great value - Edit

$10 for a bed of noodles or rice and your choice of 3 dishes - what great value for money. My choice was mock duck, tempeh and fried soy strips which were all very tasty.
Happy to find this place in an area that's full of food outlets but very little vegan.

Pros: Cheap, Great value

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cheap and tasty take away - Edit

Nice food, $10 gets you a big serve, good mix of mock meats and veggie dishes with lots of spice!

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real street food - Edit

lovely people great food calm surroundings

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amazing! - Edit

Fantastic food court style food. Wonderful people. Will be back ✌️❤️?

Pros: Pure Vegan

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Simple yet tasty - Edit

Update; BL was closed for a while due to the Dixon House food court closure. Was there 26 Dec '16 and it has reopened!

Small, well signed vegan thai restaurant in a noisy food court. Great vibe, with lots of people getting lunch.

Many tasty options and great value. Lots of curries and soup style dishes. There are alacarte options or items that can be had with rice.

Had the red curry and an eggplant dish. Was awesome - will be back to try the others.

Updated from previous review on 2016-06-17

Pros: Inexpensive, Tasty, Lots of choices

Cons: Food court can be a bit noisy

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Good value - Edit

I've eaten here a few times and I think it is quite good value. Around $10-11 for rice with two choices of veggies. I like the basil pumpkin tofu and the eggplant tomato.

It can be a bit hit and miss, sometimes the food isn't hot and service is a bit lacking. But if you're after a hearty feed in the middle of the city that is not expensive, I would recommend trying this place. The rest of the food court serves meat so it is a good option if you are dining out with non-vegans.

Pros: Big portion, Good value

Cons: Not always hot

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Unexpected vegan place - Edit

Situated in a crazy busy underground laminex table style food court in Chinatown. Serves mostly mock meat style dishes. went twice, and got the "rice with three dishes on top" deal for $10. Good value. The mock duck and lemongrass eggplant were yummy, but the green curry was not good at all - literally 95% shredded bamboo. Overall, tasty and quick.

Pros: Lots of choices. Fast.

Cons: Most dishes were either luke warm or cold.

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fantastic taste and value - Edit

really tasty vegan food, msg free and mock meat options available.
3 choices plus rice = $10.

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