Vegan Vietnamese Lunch at Golden Lotus, Newtown    

We had a private vegan cooking class near Newtown, so we went to Golden Lotus after the class! It has been a long time since the last time I went there, but I am so glad to be back, they are absolutely fabulous.  

A Vegan Gem in the heart of Newtown

It was very hard to pick because there are so many yummy-looking dishes, but we ordered a mixed appetisers plate.   

Mixed Appetisers Plate – $15.8 

The plate is a combination of vegan duck pancakes, satay skewers, spring rolls and vegetable dumplings.

It is amazing to be able to try many items! I normally don’t like satay because they are sweet, but it wasn’t sweet at all and very nice. What a great surprise!  

For main, we ordered pho. I can’t go home without ordering pho, the Vietnamese noodle soup!  

Pho (Vegan Chicken OR Tofu & Veggies) – (we choose Vegan Chicken) – $16.8

Southern-style pho broth, saw-leaf herb, rice noodles, onion, Tofu & Veggies or Chicken. Bean sprouts, fresh basil, fresh chilli and lemon/lime are served on the side. 

It was absolutely flavourful and had many yummy things on the top – not only vegan chicken ( yum ) but also deep-fried knotted tofu skin and vegan fish cake like… omg, sooo delicious

I really think Golden lotus serves the best vegan pho!  

For another main, we ordered a Broken rice dish that comes with vegan meat.  

Broken Rice – (I think this dish is not available now since I could not find it on the menu…) 

I used to love ordering broken rice at Vietnamese restaurants. Broken Rice (Com Tam) is a popular type of white rice served with many Vietnamese dishes. You can often see it in rice plates featuring a combination of grilled meats, egg meatloaf, salad and pickles.  

Of course, it was a vegan version, and it was yum! The vegan meat was a bit too sweet, but it was great to eat with light pho noodle soup.  

I think we ordered so perfectly – it was balanced very well and all dishes are just absolutely fabulous.  

I can happily say that Golden Lotus is my top 3 favourite restaurant in Sydney!  

I wish I could go more often – I just hate to drive there since it is so hard to park and a bit awkward to drive where I live ( I am sure most people don’t think it’s a problem, but I am not good at driving…).  

If you haven’t been there, I highly recommend going there. It’s just so nice!  



341 King St, Newtown NSW 2042 





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