Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Pourhouse veggie option

Pourhouse Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato Back to Pourhouse! I had a sort of lacklustre experience last time, but I still have credit on my gift card, so I found another friend to come along. This time, I went for the veggie options. I was curious to try their vegetarian burger, but other things ended up intriguing me more. Maybe on my last attempt I'll get the burger.

Cauliflower Steak ($22) Stewed Lentils, Romesco Sauce, Crispy Kale (V)
  • Looked really promising at first, but it just tedious later. The orange-red sauce was pretty tasty though. Could have used much more of it.
  • The cauliflower chunk was pretty plain and very firm at the base of the stem.
  • The slight browning looked promising but there wasn't really any aroma or flavour from it.
  • Crispy kale deep fried and obviously you can't get away from the oiliness. Fun to eat but eat it with the cauliflower to mask the oil.
  • A lot less sauce to use than it looks because there isn't as much underneath and I basically ran out. And there were tons more lentils to make things more tedious.
  • Overall, interesting idea but not really that tasty. More sauce would have helped but less than halfway through and I was already tired of eating it.
  • Large portion, but for what it is, feels overpriced.
2016-Aug-16 Pourhouse - Cauliflower Steak

2016-Aug-16 Pourhouse - Cauliflower Steak

2016-Aug-16 Pourhouse - Cauliflower Steak (underneath)

Gnocchi ($14) Fried Quail Egg, Pecorino, Black Peppercorn (V)
  • Not my order so I only tried a bit of this.
  • Very peppery!
  • Gnocchi bits very tender, almost like mashed potato. Interesting for not being the usual firm bites.
2016-Aug-16 Pourhouse - Gnocchi

Lobster Mushroom Chowder ($10 special of the day) lobster mushrooms, bacon.
  • I think larger chunks of the lobster mushroom would have made it look like lobster tail (or take a large chunk, shape it and score it into a tail?) but the colour is fairly good and my dining companion was impressed by the lobster-ness.
  • Nice touch with the dill.
  • Overall a decent chowder except it was I think too salty, masking any richness that may have been there.
  • Price OK to good for $10.
  • Sadly this had bacon. Otherwise I think it would have made for a lovely vegetarian soup.
2016-Aug-16 Pourhouse - Lobster Mushroom Chowder

2016-Aug-16 Pourhouse - Lobster Mushroom Chowder

My friend's Albacore Tuna Nicoise ($15)

2016-Aug-16 Pourhouse - Albacore Tuna Nicoise

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