A couple of weekends ago, we had our latest food experience at The Steeping Room, an organic tea-focused restaurant that is vegan friendly. The experience was good. I ordered the Buddha Bowl, a concoction of brown rice, baked tofu, steamed collard greens (by my request, otherwise it’s sautéed), sweet potatoes, black beans, and my choice of a peanut rice wine vinegar sauce.
Nick had the Masala Bowl, which was Indian-inspired chickpea and spinach curry with brown rice.
We both enjoyed the flavor and simplicity of our whole food, plant based dishes. Our only complaint was that there should have been double the amount of rice for both dishes, and I would have liked more sweet potatoes. Despite the minor protest, The Steeping Room made it on our extremely short list of places to return to here in Austin, coming in at number 3.
For dessert, unfortunately they were out of vegan desserts when we were there. Perhaps next time when we return we’ll get to try one — a double chocolate cupcake!