Original Sin is one of those restaurants which everyone talks about and is very famous for its vegetarian cuisine. However, it’s one of those restaurants which I admittedly would never take the initiative to go to. Vegetarian is really not my thing, I do love my protein. Hence, it’s only by chance that I finally got to visit this place because one of our friends was on a temporary vegetarian diet and therefore chose this place.
Back door of the restaurant. It was amusing how the street sign conveniently acted as a road map to the alley leading to the front of the restaurant.
I left the ordering to said vegetarian friend and this is what we had:
Mezze platter – which consisted of pita bread, falafel and a variety of dips (hummus, pumpkin and carrot; baba ganoush (eggplant) and tzatsiki (cucumber yogurt). All the dips were really good, though the table favourites were the hummus and the pumpkin and carrot. The restaurant was also happy to replenish the bread (which did run out pretty quickly).
We also had a vegetarian pizza with artichokes, mozzarella, tomatoes and basil.
Followed by capsicum quinoa, basically a roasted capsicum stuffed with spiced quinoa, with a feta, olive side salad.
The thing about eating vegetarian is that it fills you up real fast. We had actually ordered a fourth dish, but I think the kitchen forgot about it AND in that time while we waiting and finishing up our wine, the food was settling in our tummies. By the time, we realized that we were still missing a fourth dish, we felt like we didn’t need it anymore. So, for 4 of us, 3 vegetarian dishes and a bottle of wine were enough to sustain us for the evening (rather surprising!)
I can see why people rave about this restaurant. The food here was all very tasty and (surprisingly) rather filling as well. Service was also excellent (save for the forgotten fourth dish, though I think the staff tried their best to make up for it). Till the next time another vegetarian friend brings me here again!
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