Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Global Vegetarian, Ormond

Global Vegetarian is a little bit of a mainstay for Monash Uni students - it's on the famous(ish) 630 bus line and it's cheap, so when I was at uni I used to go there a lot. Some people LOVE it, I was never so much of a fan.

Basically the thing you either love or hate is a salty seasoning they use, I don't know what it is, some kind of stock powder maybe? but they use it in every dish so they all taste very similar. So a mee goreng tastes similar to a laksa which tastes similar to a pasta...

We had a mee goreng and a laksa. The mee goreng... I know I've had it before, and should know what to expect. It was fine, noodles, sauce, vegies - but there was really very few flavours other than soy and their salty flavour thing. A bit of chilli would have been nice?

The laksa was nice. Kind of like a green curry soup, lots of noodles, steamed vegetables, tofu & gluten chunks. Good for comfort food. And each main is only $9.80, so that's quite comforting too.

Global Vegetarian
499 North Road
03) 9578 9566


  1. I'm glad you posted this, even if you feel a bit meh about the food! This place was recommended to us and we still haven't made it out there. Now I know more about what to expect. :-)

  2. I used to get take away from here when I lived over that side of town. It wasn't the greatest food on earth but it consisted of fresh, healthy ingredients so it was a better alternative to some of the other local takeaways.
    LOve your blog btw..I found it via Pocket Carnival!

  3. Hi there,

    This is Linda from the Buddha's Day Festival 2010. Thought you may be interested in coming along to our Vegetarian cooking demonstration - 'Vegilicious' in our upcoming festival this w'end at Federation Square!

    In 2010, we celebrate our 15th consecutive Festival….see the website for a full program of events – we thought we might give you a heads up again for the return of Vegi-licious: The Karma of Being Vegetarian @ the Buddha’s Day and Multicultural Festival

    Details are as follows – we’ve quite a line up this year!

    Vegi-licious: The Karma of Being Vegetarian

    DATES: Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 May

    TIMES: 11am-5pm (SAT) AND 12.30pm-5pm (SUN)

    WHERE: Buddha’s Day Miele Australia Kitchen

    ADDRESS: River Terrace, Federation Square

    DETAILS: As part of the 15th annual Buddha’s Day and Multicultural Festival, Buddha’s Light International Association of Victoria is proud announce the third instalment of the ever popular Vegi-licious: The Karma of Being Vegetarian, vegetarian cooking demonstrations with chefs and cooks from some of Melbourne’s finest establishments and renowned vegetarian eateries.

    Guest presenters for 2010 include: Andy Harmer, Vue de Monde; Lentil as Anything; Naomi Douglas and Carter Lawrence (Trainees) and David Kapay of Fifteen Melbourne & Fifteen Foundation; Angela Nicolettou of CAE & The Green Grocer; Tony Lew of Enlightened Cuisine; Josh James, The Vegie Bar and Dylan Roberts of St Jude’s Cellars (

    Proudly sponsored by Miele Australia

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    Don’t forget, EVERYTHING in the Tastes of Asia Food Fair is vegetarian :D

    Do feel free to contact me via this email if I can provide further details.

    Hope to see you there!