Right! I had the Nirvana Tea at Ananda Fuara, clearly labeled as a vegetarian restaurant outside its shop. The Nirvana tea is a blend of mint, sassafras, gotu kola, anise seed, and valerian said to relax and calm your body as I wind myself down from the jet lag.
Served in a very oriental clay teapot and I can’t remember how many cups of Nirvana I had. I like tea that has a hint of mint in it and this didn’t disappoint, with a burst of flavors.
After going through the expansive menu – salads, burgers, and wraps for 15 minutes, I finally decided on the Chicken Pesto Wrap.
Inside the yellow chipotle tortilla wrap, it’s filled with generous chunks of vegetarian chicken made of soy meat, which has a meaty chewy texture blended with homemade pesto, melted mozzarella cheese, fresh spinach and tomatoes. I was glad they warmed up the wrap, made all the difference. The wrap is huge – I guess American size? complemented with fresh salad that includes raw beetroot and carrot slices in a tangy dijon vinaigrette sauce.
Seated at the back of the shop, I could people watch. The counter with cakes and cashier is on my right. There’s also a book section in the corner.
Ananda Fuara, which means “Fountain of Delight” is inspired by Sri Chinmoy, a peace and spiritual leader.
Service was pretty good and I would like to go back and try more dishes, preferably with a friend next time as portions are big!