Dining well in Sydney, Australia, part two

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Midge Raymond

Ashland Creek Press co-founder Midge Raymond is the author of the award-winning short story collection FORGETTING ENGLISH and a novel, MY LAST CONTINENT. Learn more at MidgeRaymond.com.

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After our Writing about Animals seminar at the University of Sydney, we went to Vegan’s Choice in Sydney’s Newtown neighborhood.

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This small, cozy restaurant features myriad Asian dishes using mock meats, which are delicious if a bit awkward (it’s hard to order “vegetarian shark fin soup” even when you know it’s vegan).

We began with spinach dumplings, which were nothing short of amazing.

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The crispy chick’n was gorgeous with lovely spices.

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And the wonton soup, brimming with vegetables and vegan wontons, was delicious and filling.

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We also sampled a wanton soup that included tofu and just about every mock meat on the menu, from chick’n to vegan squid.

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Our only mistake was not saving room for dessert! Vegan’s Choice has several flavors of ice cream, as well as a beautiful assortment of pastries and tarts. (We will not make this mistake next time.)

Not only was this a wonderful meal for vegans, but it’s the perfect restaurant to visit with omnivores, who won’t miss anything at all with all the offerings on this menu.

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