27 Village Ave
Doncaster VIC 3108
(03) 9816 3222
12-2.30pm & 5pm-10pm
What do you do when you're out in the 'vegan-friendly-eatery-starved' eastern suburbs, and dinner time creeps up on you? You swing by the all vegetarian Malaysian restaurant 'Vegie Mum' in Doncaster of course!
The menu here is really large (the menu numbering goes up to 98!) and all dishes without egg are vegan, aside from the honey 'chicken', due to… aah, honey. There are plenty of mock options including seafood, duck, chicken, beef/lamb and pork. There are also soups, hot pots, noodles, rice dishes, a variety of vegetable dishes, entrees and roti. This much choice makes my brain hurt!
The dining area is more functional than pleasing aesthetically, which was neither here nor there for us as we were in the market for takeaway. On recommendation from the staff we ordered the Crispy Sweet and Sour Abalone Mushroom ($13.50), and also chose the Roasted 'Duck' ($14), Chinese Mushroom with Pok Choy ($15.50) and some Satay Skewers (2 sticks $4) as an entree.
The crispy sweet and sour abalone mushroom dish was indeed a standout (salty, fried goodness!) and would be a good option in lieu of a mock dish as it's something a bit special. The roasted 'duck' is possibly the best mock duck I've had, it was crispy and succulent and the plum sauce topped it off nicely. The chinese mushroom and pok choy was fine, albeit a little soggy from it's trip in the takeaway container and the satay skewers were just ok (I found the peanut sauce to be a bit bland).
I would definitely go to Vegie Mum again if I was out that way, and I reckon Doncaster residents are darn lucky to have this place on their doorstep.
Note: No onion or garlic is used at Vegie Mum. Mock products are made using wheat gluten and soy protein.
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