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Nobody paid us to eat here. On this occasion, we thought we’d check out for you the all-vegan Vietnamese restaurant, Vevi.
Check out our no-bullshit text below (about 1.5 minutes reading time required) or watch the video:
What’s the menu made of:
The menu is the opposite of short and sweet and it’s full of vegan takes on Vietnamese dishes.
There’s a variety of Vietnamese spring rolls. The standard one is a bunch of fresh veggies, tofu, rice noodles and herbs, wrapped up and fried in rice paper, ready to be dipped in hoisin and peanut sauce. There’s also an avocado and seaweed version wrapped in a salad leaf.
The Pho packs a surprising punch considering the broth is vegan. It will make you doubt that it’s plant-based, as it tastes just as rich as its meat-y counterpart.
In the Vevi specials menu section, there’s the Vietnamese sandwich, Banh Mi, along with other interesting creations, such as Thang Long – a crispy fried filo pastry creation, with seitan, lettuce and orange sauce. Then there’s the Kho To – a soy stew with seaweed, mushrooms plus various vegetables – and the Rau Sot Chao Gang – chopped soy, with an assortment of vegetables, mushrooms and cashew nuts – both of which are served with rice.
In case there’s still some space in your tummy left, the dessert menu has got you covered with some original treats, like a matcha tiramisu, steamed banana with sticky rice. and more.
There’s also a dessert mix that allows you to try a little bit of everything, and it pairs perfectly with their Vietnamese-style drip coffee.
What did we manage to do while waiting for our drinks/ food:
Admired the chalk art on the menu blackboard that commands attention, which led to a deep and meaningful discussion about why veganism might bring world piece. Seriously, the discussion went on and on. You had to be there.
Recommended if you like:
living the plant-based dream, Vietnamese cuisine, visiting new foodie spots in Bobostan, restaurants where the friendly staff make you feel at home, food that will make you go ‘Is this really vegan?’, doing good by eating plant-based food, burning your tongue because you couldn’t wait for your hot dish to cool down, vegan places to take your meat-eating friends to where they’ll also be delighted by the food
How would we describe the place to our Oma:
Hey, Oma, fancy a plant-based noodle soup that you won’t believe is actually plant-based, because it tastes as good as your Rindsuppe?
This place is decked out with wooden tables and chairs, all set up neatly and accompanied with the plants here and there.
A buddha is watching you the whole time from the bar ( a statue, not a really one, Oma) while you earn yourself some Karma points for eating vegan.
The person sitting next to us was wearing:
A few suited up types, to the casual, ‘I don’t give a sh** how I look,’ friends group.
Vevi is perfect for:
As your regular go-to place when craving Vietnamese food, showing your meat-eater friends that vegan cuisine can be incredibly tasty