Butter—Sydney’s most hyped chicken, sneakers, sick threads and hip-hop joint, has some vegetarian dishes actually worth skipping the fried chicken for. The crew here is known for their oh-so-quirky integration of fried chicken, bubbly, old-school urban beats and fresh kicks, not to mention that dreamy window display of 70 hand-picked kicks is kinda hard to miss.
It seems the most unlikely of candidates to go down the vegetarian path, considering its fried chicken ramen sends us into a frenzy, but they’re now serving up some seriously crave-worthy plant-based menu items and yeah, we’re all ears.
The hybrid sneaker bar and eatery, which has locations in Surry Hills and Parramatta, has decided to ditch the fried chicken for the last few weeks of winter in an effort to give the vegetarian menu the spotlight it deserves. The real hero is the vegetarian ramen soup, made from a variety of charred vegetables and fresh vegetables. It’s an utterly delish base of Kombu stock which is then mixed with veggies, chickpeas, cashew nuts and various other seasonings like shio koji, fermented bean curd and preserved mustard. After preparation, the base is cooked out for six-hours like their famous fried chicken counterpart. Cue all the drool.
There is also a bunch of other majorly delicious veggo menu options making the rounds too. We’re talking ultra-tasty crispy fried mushroom pieces with their famous hot sauce, the biggie shroom sandwich with French onion mayo and a fried cauliflower salad. Can confirm even the biggest meatheads are losing it over this one.
What: Butter Vegetarian Menu
When: from August 16 to September 2 (two weeks only)
Where: Both its Surry Hills and Parramatta restaurants
And you should also know that Shuk is opening another cafe in Elizabeth Bay!
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