Sunday, 27 September 2015

Purple Peanuts

Purple Peanuts is no stranger to the Melbourne foodie scene - serving up nutritious, delicious and ridiculously cheap Japanese cuisine to its patrons for years.

With its wooden features and hand written menus adorning the walls, the venue has a homely feel and offers both an eat in or take away option.

For only $8.90, you can get yourself one of their iconic rice balls (vegetarian or tuna) with choice of salads. As all of the salads looked mouth-wateringly good, I didn't hesitate to ask to try them all and the staff were more than happy to accommodate. Whilst some of the vegies were slightly undercooked, overall, all of the four salads were exceptional, offering an array of colours, textures and flavours. 

The tuna rice ball itself was cold (which surprised me) but was still delicious - and was even better with the optional hot sauce.

Whilst Purple Peanuts hasn't frequented my lunch repertoire until now, with its crave-worthy salads and even better price tag, it will definitely be featured in my lunch breaks more often.

Service: 4/5
Food: 4.5/5
Venue: 4/5
Total: 12.5/15
Verdict: love - go out and try it soon.
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