Back in November, we visited Lotus Vegetarian Kitchen in Withington, South Manchester for my birthday meal, along with The Boy's parents and twin brother.
We started off with some vegan prawn crackers. I was so excited, VEGAN PRAWN CRACKERS!!!
For starters, we went for the Crispy combination to share, which came with spring rolls, chicken skewers in a peanut sauce, samosa, prawn toast, BBQ ribs and seaweed. Excuse the blurry picture (and also the fact that obviously someone could wait until I'd took the photo to dig in!).
Everyone loved the skewered chicken, which they also do as a main which I would definitely consider getting when we go again. I was excited to try the BBQ ribs too as it's something I never had as meat on the bone use to freak me out (and was part of my decision to go veggie).
The great thing about this meal was that apart from the egg fried rice, I was able to have a taste of everything!
For main, I went for the BBQ roasted veggie duck, with ginger fried rice.
The duck wasn't what I was expecting and came with sauce on the side rather than being cooked in a sauce and although I enjoyed it, I don't think I would choose it again. For some reason I didn't take a picture of the rice but it was absolutely delicious, in fact I was very reluctant to share it with everyone else, but I at the same time I wanted everyone to taste how amazing it was!
Other dishes were veggie beef in satay sauce, some kind of noodle dish (sorry I can't remember which one!), beef in black pepper sauce and chicken in Kung Po sauce.
I was surprise to find that may favorite was the beef in black pepper sauce as beef was something I never use to be that keen on. I wasn't too fond of the chicken in Kung Po sauce as the texture of the chicken was a bit too chewy for my liking and actually tasted more like pork than chicken however it was everyone else's favourite.
In total, there was a vegan, vegetarian and four meat eaters and I think it says a lot about a vegetarian restaurant when even the meat eaters were raving about the food!