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Gokul Vegetarian Review

There comes a time in everyone's life when one considers the thought of becoming a vegetarian . Like many before me, there have been many cravings of meat after the transition to vegetarianism.

Practicing yoga for some time now I think that vegetarianism really helps the mind and the clarity, not to mention the body and flexibility. 

As a chef myself I find it very difficult to cook meat but not eat it. The saying that you must try what you eat is not very relevant for a vegetarian chef. Due to my ethical principles right now I just can't bring myself to break this vegetarianism.

So whilst I was in Singapore for just one night I tried a vegetarian restaurant called Gokuls. They have a range of Malaysian, Chinese and Indian vegetarian items.

My Masi Dolly brought me and my sister there. We ordered the chicken rice Hainan style, of course vegetarian, The mutton Roganosh which was vegetarian as well, vegetarian satays and lastly a mee Siam, a dish indigenous to Malaysia with the sour yet sweet aftertaste. 

Being a foodie, I found the food to be spectacular. The flavors were so good that you didn't even know you were not eating meat. In fact, all those cravings of fried chicken wings and mutton that I've had in the past clearly vanished away whilst I savored the beautiful flavors of this food. So in truth, being a vegetarian is not that bad when you have access to restaurants such as this. Now the question of whether this is healthy for you can be a debate. However how healthy is meat anyway?

Not only is being vegetarian  good for your health, but it's good for the economy, ecology and every part of the earth.  (less methane gas in the atmosphere if you know what I mean)!

So now I'm stuck between either serving meat at my private kitchen here in Hong Kong or converting it to a fully vegetarian place of dining. Any opinions would be well noted. I just need to get those recipes down, and I'm sure I will have a following a vegetarian patrons. 

I wish you the best food journey and I do hope that one day you will consider becoming a vegetarian; helping our earth and ourselves. Not only is it practical but it also can help with the starvation problem in the world, and the disease so aren't in society such as obesity, type two diabetes and heart disease. 

If you're still not convinced I urge you to try it out for yourself!!! 

Vegetarian chicken satays

Vegetarian chicken satays

 

chicken rice 

chicken rice 

Mee SiamSiam

Mee SiamSiam

 

Mutton curry 

Mutton curry 

 

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Indian Fever Prep

We are prepping for the love true food special 'Indian fever' private dining. It is going to be an excellent experience for the participants as we have been cooking up a storm all day. 

 

We will start off with an amuse bouche, minced keema with guacamole and toasted sunflower seeds followed by a beautiful dhal soup and Kati kebabs. 

This is the set up of the kitchen. 

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 We are even serving special beer purchased by LTF. The beer brewery is called Moonszen by Laszlo and Michelle. Only hk$60/bottle. 

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Here are some of the "party in the mouth" canapés... We will top them with organic toasted sunflower seeds... 

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And keema... Yum 

 

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Stay tuned for more amazing menus... 

 

Lots of love and great food experiences ...

 

chef Lakshmi 

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My Thai-riffic cooking experience

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My Thai-riffic cooking experience

When we arrived at Love True Food’s home kitchen studio, we were greeted by the fragrant smell of basil, lime and galangal. We eagerly sat down around the island that surrounded the open kitchen with our tongues wagging and our stomachs grumbling.

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A home-style private dining experience

One of the things I miss most about living in the US is having the space to entertain. My friends would come over, open a bottle of wine and sit around the kitchen table while I cooked. We could be ourselves and didn’t have to worry about reservations, crowded tables or bad service. Now every time a special occasion occurs or I want to plan an intimate gathering, I have to rack my brain to think about where to book. I’ve tried multiple private kitchens in Hong Kong, but some of them have an insane waiting list or aren't very flexible with special food requirements. At the end of the day, planning these get-togethers turns out to be more work than I bargained for.

Luckily, one of my friends introduced me to Love True Food’s private dining. It’s unlike any other private kitchen I’ve been to because the home kitchen studio consists of an island where 12 people can sit around the kitchen. So, not only do you get a delicious meal, but you get to be part of the cooking experience. During our four-course dinner, we got to watch Chef Lakshmi Harilela create a flavourful South Indian lentil stew and succulent cumin rubbed lamb chops. The fragrant aroma of the spices left us all salivating, and we couldn’t wait to dig in. I felt so at home because all the food was served in the middle of the table, so it was just like family-style dining. We were also able to bring our own wine at no extra cost and play our own music

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One of the things I liked most was how easy it was to plan the dinner. Love True Food offers a variety of menus featuring different cuisines from Tex-Mex to Moroccan. There are also menus for vegetarians, vegans and people who follow the macrobiotic diet. Since Lakshmi Harilela trained at New York’s Natural Gourmet Institute and is a certified Ayurvedic Nutritional Therapist, she’s equipped to deal with all types of dietary requirements. Another aspect that differentiates Love True food is that they only serve high quality ingredients, including grass-fed organic lamb and sustainable seafood.

So, if you’re looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion or just want to enjoy a home-cooked meal with your nearest and dearest, my stomach and I would highly recommend visiting lovetruefood.com to learn more about their private dining experience.

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Green Queen Made in HK - updates

The Green Queen Event was an absolute success. We managed to serve a variety of prepared foods for many people. Among the dishes we featured our signature classics; Citrus Drop Quinoa, African Seasonal Chickpeas, Coconut Basmati Rice, Veggie Shepherd's Pie, Tri-Doshic Dhal Soup, Un-Cream Pumpkin Soup infused with Lemongrass.

Some of these will be launched in i-detox soon, so stay tuned, and/or contact i-detox. 

We also launched the arrival of our new chutney lines, MINT MADNESS and COCONUT HEAVEN. These will be featured on our online shop very soon, so stay tuned.

Also, watch out for our new monthly promotions, COMING SOON!!!

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Juice me up...

Come join for an exclusive workshop with Ms. Sandra Carvajal. Sandra is an expert on juice and all things healthy. Feel totally at ease with her teaching style. The juice me up workshop is perfect for those seeking healthier ways to enjoy life. Live life the way you were meant to, with bountiful energy, stability in thought and balanced peaceful emotions.

Gain energy, juice the healthy way and reach your optimal weight and vibrancy!!!

Contact Lakshmi for details.. +852 9504 0288

Our kitchen space is located conveniently in West Kowloon, near Kowloon Station. To get to the Waterfront via MTR, take the Tung Chung line to Kowloon Station.  You will exit into Elements Mall and can follow signs to The Waterfront.  When you enter the complex, you will be going directly to The Waterfront, Block 2, Apt 38-C.

book now, spaces limited...

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