Evidently from some of my previous posts, it’s fairly obvious I am a bit of a hardcore carnivore and based on my insane distrust of any vegetable that didn’t resemble a pea or a carrot as a child, there will be a few members of my family who will be having a laugh at this post! However, with a change of taste buds and a developed love of Indian cuisine (which subsequently led me to eating more vegetarian dishes), my trust issues have been resolved and unless it’s a sprout I am now inclined to give any vegetable a chance!
With this is mind, I was keen to experience Milgi’s – a highly rated vegetarian restaurant in Cardiff. Having previously called in and been too late to dine but assaulted their cocktail menu, the repeat visit to try out their food menu was right up there on my to do list! Located on City Road (the Albany Road end – N.B. for non- Cardiff residents it’s a long road with shocking parking unless you fancy a walk or risking a ticket!), it is what I would personally consider a little bit of a hidden gem. As stated on Milgi’s website “we have a passion for natural food”, this is reflective of the branding, natural furnishings and general rustic feel in the restaurant – and while I wasn’t a massive fan of the slightly uncomfortable wooden chairs and PVC coated tablecloths, it all appeared to fit together to form a dining experience that was reflective of the dishes that I was about to receive!
The dish selection is a little limited, but there are specials available; nevertheless with three starters to choose from on the main menu, I opted for the parsnip rosti with red onion jam, aioli and lovage oil. A beautifully crispy rosti was presented and to be honest I could not fault it – not having tried lovage oil before, it’s flavour was celery-like and complemented the rich onion jam and almost creamy aioli.