Soup is the first word that comes into my mind when Mum calls me for dinner. Because Mum’s soups are so spectacular, I cannot stop to think about my second favourite meal. The soups are full of vegetables.
I love Thai Pumpkin soup with rice noodles, but my favourite, favourite one is Jerusalem Artichoke soup with it’s dull grey colour. You might think it is some kind of witches old soup, but really it has quiet a calming taste for all lovers of Sunday afternoon. I also love a pea soup which is very peas-ful! My other favourite soup is a Japanese noodle soup which has a yolky egg on top of it, mushrooms, tofu and sprinkly seeds.
I think the only improvement on soup is to have a loaf of bread with it.
If there is anything that can beat beans on toast or eggs with soldiers, it’s soup. Blissful soup.
Vegies, eat them to the core
fruit and soy beans, pumpkin galore
Vegies, eat them when they’re ripe
“Delicious” you’d say and give your mouth a wipe
Vegies, try them, just a munch
We have them from dinner to lunch
Vegies, go on, World be bold
and look how many vegies are sold
Kings, Queens, The Government and Mayors
are munching on big juicy pears
Dogs, cats, birds and bugs are drinking soy out of mugs
Children, babies, women and men
no more of ham and no more of hen
It was a cold brisk night. When we reached Cookie we had two choices:- 1. Take the lift; 2. Climb the flight of stairs. We stared around at the graffiti on the stairs until we heard a blast of noise from the restaurant .
The tables had old-fashioned red tablecloths with decorated plastic plates. The menu was delightful. At this place we usually share food around in all sized plates. In fact, I was absolutely flabbergasted they had pad thai and was keen to try the taro dumpling. Everything had a good kick and spice to it. There were pictures on the walls which looked like they had been smudged and printed and drawn carefully. The waitresses were beautifully dressed and were kind and thoughtful. I would recommend this place to all vegetarians.
We had potatoe in Coconut sauce which was quite sweet and soft. I gave it an eight out of ten. To follow the meal we had pear and avocado salad which was quite spicy in taste. It had an egg which sunk in and smoothed it down. The egg was lovely and gooey. That’s the best part in the meal.
We decided not to have dessert as we wanted to move on so we came back home and had a Japanese chocolate called Crunky. Ah, that’s the life
1/252 Swanston St, Melbourne
03 9663 7660
It was a such a rush on V/Line that night. My tummy was bursting with hunger when we got to the office. “Let’s just go eat” I was thinking. We walked 2km from the office to get there. It was such a relief when we got to the restaurant.
I was worried there wasn’t any tables left it was so busy. But the waiter said it would only be 5 minutes. There was a big semi-circle wall which had all the specials. Comfortable wooden chairs. The waiters were dressed smartly and had lovely voices. Delicious smells of spaghetti and pizza wafted around our noses as we waited for a table. I was tempted by everything vegetarian on the menu. I watched the cooks as they cooked the meals – I saw two gigantic balls of fire rise up from the saucepan. A very nice man came and took our order. It was quite loud and very busy inside and there was a birthday dinner over in the corner. That shows just how popular this place is.
We ordered two pizzas – Mushroom and Eggplant. The Mushroom pizza had truffle on it – my favourite! We tried Tiramasu – Remo’s favourite (he’s the owner). The taste was absolutely delicious – I gave it a 10 out of 10. The pizza too! Just the same. It’s the perfect restaurant to start this website with.
Remember – always be polite to waiters! I got a free cup of hot chocolate from the waitress because she was generous and appreciated my good manners. I saw smiling faces and I knew that the guests were very happy when they left. The smell of the pizzas was still circling around my nose when I left.
+39 Pizzeria & Degustation
362 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne
03 9642 0440