Ever since I visited Gopal’s back in September 2013, I’ve been waiting to go back. Â I haven’t been in that part of the city recentlyÂ and although I could always catch a tram in to town and go eat somewhere, it’s not really something I do that often!
Today I took Arthur to the city to watch the Adam Spencer ‘Blurred Primes’ show as part of the MelbourneÂ InternationalÂ Comedy Festival. Â We left home with enough time to allow us to buy lunch. Â Arthur got fries from Lord of the Fries and we took those up to Gopal’s so we could hang out a bit.
Truthfully, we walked up in to Crossways first and it was unbearably hot in there. Â We were in there a couple of minutes, checking out the food and Arthur said in a pale kind of voice “can we go somewhere else, it’s really hot in here”. Â As he gets nosebleeds a lot when he’s too hot, we got out of there fast.
Gopal’s is a hop, skip and jump away from Crossways. Â I was pleased to see the window seats were empty so I told Arthur to stay put eating his chips while I got my meal:
Today I got the vegan dealÂ for $11.50 (up from $10.50 last year). Â I had brown rice, a chickpea kofta, a mixed chickpea-veg curry and then two kinds of salad. Â Dessert was plain sago pudding and I got the lemon mint drink. Â Like I said, all that for $11.50 and a mega serving. Â I couldn’t finish the drink or the salad, I was so full. Â Arthur had half the sago, I tried to finish it off but was way too stuffed:
I didn’t take any Melbourne photos because it was raining and I hadn’t taken my camera. Â I was too busy dodging puddles (my boot has a hole in it somewhere) and trying to steer Arthur through crowds. Â We got a good seat and enjoyed the show. Â Part of the show involved a Melbourne world champion in Rubik’s Cube solving. Â This guy solved the cube in under six seconds. Â Then he did it one handed. Â Then he did about a fifth of the cube then put it behind his back and completed it.
It was nice to have a day out with Arthur. Â I wish he’d eat the same kind of restaurant/cafe food I do, so we could share those huge Gopal’s plates! Â But three years ago he would only eat cheese sandwiches and WeetBix and now he’s in to roasted chickpeas and tofu. Â All plain, without rice or salad or anything, but we’ll get there one day!