Review: Brunch at The Naam

by gigi on April 27, 2009

Karen and I decided to catch up one day over brunch. I always suggest brunch when we meet up because I love brunch but little did I know that Karen hardly even ate breakfast! Thanks Karen for indulging me in my brunch outings and for some great conversation as usual. :) The Naam was actually Karen’s choice of restaurant and although I had been there for dinner before, this was my first brunch visit. Many of you probably know of The Naam as a standard in Kitsalano and it is also quite well known for its vegetarian and vegan fare.

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Even though I don’t usually seek out vegetarian restaurants, I still had a hard time deciding what to eat because everything just looked so tasty. After a great deal of deliberation, I finally decided on the Farmer’s Omelette, which was filled with veggie sausage, grilled zucchini, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, and cheese. The omelette was very hearty and surprisingly filling even though there was no meat. Although I knew the sausage was a veggie version, it still had a nice texture that was similar to very lean sausage. I really enjoyed the abundant stuffing of veggies, which also went very well with the hot sauce, which was more like a salsa than hot sauce if you ask me. The omelette also came with a few slices of toast and some organic jam. At $9.95, the price was quite reasonable.

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Karen decided to order the Tempeh Benny. Instead of an English muffin and ham, the poached eggs came served on a tempeh burger patty and was accompanied with spinach, miso gravy, and cheese. I learned from Karen that tempeh was actually pressed soybeans and has similar nutrients to tofu. Its taste is quite a bit stronger though and is also firm yet crumbly. I really enjoyed the miso gravy and it helped to bind the flavours of the egg and tempeh quite nicely. Along with the cheese and potatoes in this dish, it was really very filling and together, Karen and I were able to barely finish half of it. :) The Tempeh Benny was $10.95.

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I quite enjoyed our brunch at The Naam. It was different from my usual brunch places and vegetarian food is actually a nice and light way to start a morning. The items we chose probably weren’t the lightest things we could have ordered though but it helped to make us feel better that what we were eating was vegetarian. :) Another good thing about The Naam is that even though it’s always very busy, it is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so you can go there to satisfy your craving at any time of the day.

Details:
2724 W. 4th Ave, Vancouver
Tel: 604-738-7151

Summary:
Food: [rating:3]
Service: [rating:2.5]
Price: $$

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