Tuesday, 30 November 2010
Went to Empire on Friday with Lisa, who had yet to try out the new vegan menu.
Having heard so much about them, I finally got around to ordering the Spanish eggs with no eggs. Although I had been warned that it would be massive I still ordered a side of hashbrowns; in the end, the serve was really big, and I couldn't quite finish it. I didn't even attempt the bread, though I bet it would have been great. Happily Lisa had just enough room to sample some of the remaining beans, but I still felt folorn at leaving some behind. The spanish no-eggs are beans, mushrooms and vegan cheese in a rich and flavoursome napoli sauce. Mine was topped with avocado, which was just perfect, but usually it's topped with more vegan cheese.
It was delicius, and I will definitely order it again - and for $12, with such a massive portion, I think it's good value.
I love Empire. Tamara is great fun, and always accomodating of vegan requirements, and they stock Mr Nice Guy Vegan Cupcakes! I like to buy one or two to take home. And I'm going there again on Friday.
previous visits: one and two.
295 Sydney Road
Open from 10am weekdays (but give them time to set out the tables), and from 8.30 on weekends