Nan Tien Tea House (Wollongong) {food}

Driving an hour and a half down to Wollongong is tiring especially if you haven’t had much food before hand. So luckily the Temple offered vegetarian food. Good thing my family frequently has vegetarian every month so it was fine.

nan tien 09The food here was quite good. Prices of dishes ranged from around $10 to $15 so minimum $50 for a family of 5 if you order the main meals. For sides, theres dim sim and spring rolls, all of which are vegetarian of course. As it is a Tea House, the tea is not free so you are to pay for it. Didn’t try any so not particularly sure which kind it is.

The restaurant is extremely packed during lunchtime, especially when it’s the only accessible restaurant around but it becomes less busy after 2pm as usual.

inside the vegetarian restaurant at Nan Tien Temple

inside the vegetarian restaurant at Nan Tien Temple

The noodles here were really good. It wasn’t too salty or too plain. I think the balancing of the flavours were done quite well. It definitely wasn’t spicy despite how it looked.

Curry Noodles

Curry Noodles

The pickles were quite good here and the cha shao was indeed tasty. If you eat vegetarian food often you can always consider buying ingredients from Vegetarian grocery stores, there’s always heaps commercially packed. You just bring them home and fry or cook them whichever way you like.

Cha Shao Rice

Cha Shao Rice

The soup was very much the same as the curry above. Well balanced which makes this extremely delicious. When vegetarian food becomes too salty, you’re hitting the wrong side.

Vegetable Mince & Ham

Vegetable Mince & Ham

Cha Shao Noodle

Cha Shao Noodle

The green tea drink was nice. You could drink it nice and easy without tasting any green tea powder which was the upside 🙂

Green Tea

Green Tea

Definitely worth the trip travelling far and trying new foods.

Don’t worry too much about food if you’re heading down South, there’s plenty of fast food around. But if you are heading down south to places like Jervis Bay, stop by at Nan Tien Temple and try some Vegetarian food.

Our next stop on this day was also Jervis Bay, Hyams Beach (one of the world’s whitest beach) – blog post to come later.

Happy travelling 🙂

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