I recently read John Wyndham’s most famous sci-fi novel, ‘The Day of the Triffids’. For those unfamiliar, ‘The Day of the Triffids’ follows the post-apocalyptic story of Bill Masen, one of the few humans to escape a plague of blindness. Those remaining must also face the scourge of the triffids; a mysterious species of carnivorous plants which has developed the ability to walk and hunt, and had appeared suddenly decades previously.
Due to my habit of viewing the world through ‘vegan-goggles’, I found myself drawing out themes in the novel that could be related to vegan philosophy. In particular, I saw contrast in the relationship between humans and animals, and humans and triffids.
If you’re a bit of a food obsessed individual, like myself, you maybe find yourself sitting in front of your computer at odd hours reading Wikipedia articles on obscure food related topics, and developing a working knowledge of things that might seem interesting only to yourself (a basic history of the ‘base sauces’ recognized by French cuisine, maybe?). Sometimes it may seem there are certain food traditions that are simply out of reach to vegans while still remaining within the realm of practicality. It’s always a pleasant surprise when you are proven to be wrong, and I was recently with a visit to Ginza Miyako on North Terrace.
There’s a new vegan restaurant in town! Such excitement.Here are some deets:
Location: Shop 1, 210 Hutt Street, Adelaide
Phone: 82150013 or 0429 035 004
Bookings: Probably a good idea! Everyone’s getting on it.
Facebook: Click here to visit the Pure Green Vegan Restaurant Facebook page and check for opening times.
So, before I get to the food (ie ‘The Important Bit’) let’s talk atmosphere:
Those amongst us who are veterans of the vegan dining scene most likely aren’t expectant of the bright and refreshing newness that Pure Green Vegan provides. While shiny ‘just out of the box’ Stanley Rogers cutlery isn’t necessarily a benchmark for fanciness, the tables greet you with placemats in warm reds and yellows, as of yet free from the wear of overuse, decorative coasters, and are set to accommodate an entire three course meal, an experience which is new to me as of yet amongst Adelaide’s vegan eateries. Not that I would make the faux pas of rejecting the beauty of up-cycling, it was just ‘different in a good way’.