According to the menu, not only are there dumplings, there are also sticky soy and ginger tofu skewers, as well as daily greens, noodles and salads – some of which would have to be vegan.
The Hare Krishnas have a vegetarian restaurant called Higher Taste with lots of vegan-friendly dishes and options . They are in the Old Bank Arcade. I have never been there because religions make me nervous, but I looked them up and am unlikely to be persuaded, no matter how sweet they are.
From what I can gather “pure vegetarian” (as they call it) only includes dairy as yoghurt and paneer cheese. Anyway, there are plenty of vegan options on the menu that all sound delicious.
This weekend, I’ll be in Wellington for a week. I usually try to get down there at least once a year to catch up with my brother, sister and nephew and because I just love it.
I’ve felt that way ever since I was a teenager and we lived in Haitaitai for a year. I went to Wellington East Girls College, where I discovered Rita Angus, Janet Frame and Feminists. Though when I say “went” I use the term somewhat loosely; many a math class got swapped for an afternoon exploring the steep winding roads of the city, or down at the harbour watching the water in earnest discussions about the meaning of life and how we planned to run the world.
This is the first time I will travel since I started going vegan.